Derby shops that opened this year which you may not have visited

It has been a difficult year for many retail businesses across Derby amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Non-essential shops in the city underwent two periods of temporary closure as nationwide lockdowns were enforced.

The economic impact of the lockdowns meant some stores unfortunately had to close down permanently.

But in more positive news, a number of shops have opened their doors in Derby for the first time this year.

They include these stores listed below:

Disney Store – the Derby Centre

The Disney Store is located on Level 1 at the Derby Centre, formerly Intu Derby
(Image: Intu Derby)

The Disney Store opened at the Derby Centre, formerly Intu Derby, in June after its launch was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The store which stocks Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars merchandise is located on Level 1, near Thorntons and Holland and Barrett.

Customers can buy toys, collectables, and costumes from a range of Disney favourites, including Frozen and Toy Story.

You can read the full story here.

Whistles – the Derby Centre

The store, which offers tailored women’s fashion, opened its doors on Level 2 of the city shopping centre in July.

It was initially set for a spring opening, but this was pushed back when the coronavirus pandemic hit the UK in March.

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The British fashion brand, which also sells footwear and accessories, took over the unit that was previously home to Accessorize, which closed earlier this year.

You can read the full story here.

The Food Warehouse – Wyvern Retail Park

Derby’s new Food Warehouse store at Wyvern Retail Park
(Image: Iceland)

The Food Warehouse opened as Iceland’s first bulk food outlet in Derby in early October.

The supermarket is located at the former Mothercare unit at the Wyvern Retail Park, which closed at the end of last year.

Food Warehouse outlets sell Iceland’s full range of frozen and chilled foods, luxury and speciality frozen food, chilled meat and fresh produce, as well as bulk packs.

You can read the full story here.

Threadz Vintage Clothing – Sadler Gate

A well-known Derby market stall holder decided to open a new vintage clothing store in the city centre.

Threadz Vintage Clothing had been operating out of Derby Market Hall for the past few years, but owner Danny Drummond decided it was time to move onto something bigger.

The two-storey clothing store, which sells high-quality second-hand items, opened its doors in Sadler Gate in October.

You can read the full story here.

Young Ideas – moved to the Derby Centre

The well-known Derby fashion store moved to the city’s biggest shopping centre after a decade of trading in the Cathedral Quarter.

Young Ideas, which stocks luxury designer women’s and menswear, opened its new store at the Derby Centre, formerly Intu Derby, on Thursday, December 3.

You can read the full story here.

1NE Derby – Sadler Gate

Inside 1NE Derby, Sadler Gate’s new menswear shop
(Image: Alex Mcleod)

A new fashion store opened in Derby city centre on the day the second national lockdown was lifted earlier this month.

1NE Derby, in Sadler Gate, is run by four young entrepreneurs from Derbyshire, and specialises in menswear and womenswear made by local brands and designers as well as vintage items.

You can read the full story here.

Eve Coff Creates and JumpingCLAY – the Derby Centre

You can read the full story here.

Both jewellery designer-maker Eve Coff Creates and family clay-modelling workshop JumpingCLAY are currently enjoying six weeks of free retail space at the Derby Centre after opening earlier this month.

The winners of the competition, running for a second year thanks to the centre’s involvement in a national retail initiative called Hatch, were decided following a pitch process.

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