Show Me Clarks! Ilkeston Shoe Shop Bags Clark’s Shoe Contract.
Ilkeston footwear shop ‘Show me Shoes’ is expecting to increase shopping back into the town centre and boost the local economy after securing a contract to officially stock Clarks shoes in the town.
Show me Shoes, located on Bath Street will be the only official stockist of a range of Clarks shoes in the Ilkeston area, after Brantano’s fell into liquidation in 2017 and the former store located in the old Co-Op building ceased trading in 2013.
Sam Ward and Chamina Taylor, business partners of Show Me Shoes, explained how Clarks came to make its triumphant return to Ilkeston
“Well Clarks first contacted us back in February after being impressed with our posts on social media, and seeing how much work and effort we’d put into re-fitting our stores, particularly the one in Ilkeston, so discussions have been taking place for a few months but I knew that there was a real gap in the market, so when they wanted to stock Clarks in Ilkeston again, it was amazing to know they have chosen us”
Show Me Shoes will begin stocking a range of Clarks shoes immediately ranging from babies first shoes, first walkers, junior and senior school sizes and all will be available in men and women’s styles and sizes. Staff in store have been fully trained and accredited with fitting Clarks shoes in the UK.
Explaining why he believes Clarks in Ilkeston will benefit much more than just shoe shoppers Sam added;
“I’m hoping it will encourage more people into the town centre to come and visit us – I’ve had parents saying that they were sick of travelling miles to get school shoes, and the bonus of course is when they visit our store, they will see all the other great shops that Ilkeston has to offer, which can only boost our local area more and I’m looking forward to welcoming everybody to come and see our great ranges in time for September”
Show Me Shoes has shops located on Bath Street Ilkeston and Westgate in Mansfield, they stock a wide range of shoes from brands such as Hush Puppy, Joe Browns, Hotter and will begin stocking Clarks immediately.