#ADayInDerby: Shopping

By Visit Derby

Created June 26, 2020

Last updated July 10, 2023

Indulge in a day of retail therapy and discover the vibrant shopping scene in Derby with our curated itinerary for a day of shopping bliss. Our article takes you on a journey through the city's diverse shopping districts, from bustling high streets to charming independent boutiques. Begin your day with a visit to the city's premier shopping destinations, where you'll find an array of well-known brands and designer labels. Explore unique speciality stores and hidden gems that offer one-of-a-kind items and handmade crafts. Take a break to refuel with delicious meals at trendy cafes and restaurants scattered throughout the shopping districts. Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere, embrace the city's fashion and design culture, and discover new trends and styles. Join us for a day of shopping in Derby and experience the thrill of finding that perfect purchase while exploring the city's vibrant retail landscape.


Located throughout the St Peter's Quarter are entrances to Derby's Derbion Shopping Centre. Inside you will find a variety of different stores from popular brands to designer fashion. For trendy shoppers you'll find shops like Flannels, Fraser, Tommy Hilfiger, All Saints, Footlocker and more.

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London Road, Derby

Cathedral Quarter

As you leave the Market Hall, don't forget to check out the rest of the Cathedral Quarter. Around the Market Place you'll find plenty of different streets full of shops and historic buildings where you can find unique and handcrafted gifts. The area is one of the most historic in the city and so named after Derby's Cathedral which resides on Iron Gate. If you get chance why not take a look at the breath-taking Cathedral for yourself.

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Cathedral Quarter Derby


Iron Gate

Iron Gate in Derby is a charming and historic street that invites you to explore a world of delightful shopping experiences. Discover a collection of independent boutiques, stylish fashion stores, artisanal crafts, and unique gift shops. From trendy clothing and accessories to handcrafted jewellery and home décor, Iron Gate offers a diverse range of products to satisfy every taste and preference. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere, soak in the architectural beauty of the surroundings, and enjoy a day of leisurely shopping in the heart of Derby's Iron Gate.

Sadler Gate

On Sadler Gate, a historic thoroughfare associated with coachmen and Saddlers, you'll find a plethora of shops, cafes and restaurants. You'll find trendy apparel stores likes Joules, Dr Marten's and 80s Casual Classics, jewellers like Silvarious and BPM Records in Blacksmiths Yard.  Don't forget to check out the Strand shopping arcade towards the end of the street.

The Strand

Along The Strand and inside the historic Strand shopping arcade you'll find small independents that are perfect for picking up that unique gift for someone special. Shops range from jewellers, interior decor, music shops and a lingerie store. If you get chance why not call into Derby Museum & Art Gallery for a browse of their quirky gift shop which often sells unique ceramics, jewellery and artwork from local artists and designers. 

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Derby Museum & Art Gallery

The Strand, Derby

St Peter's Quarter

As you leave the museum turn right and then right onto St Peter's Street, the main high street in Derby city centre. From here you can explore all the shops that the St Peter's Quarter has to offer. This area is perfect for those looking for high-street brands. Here you'll find TK Maxx, Waterstones, Blacks and more. For those looking for furniture or home decor, checkout Hunter's on Babington Lane. Established in 1928, they're Derby's oldest furniture and homeware store.

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St Peter's Quarter


After your walk around the market why not head back into the centre for a bite to eat or to watch a film at Showcase Cinema de Lux to round off your day.

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Showcase Cinema De Lux

Derbion, Derby

That brings to an end our shopping day trip. We hope you enjoyed it! If you are interested in more day trip inspiration please visit our itineraries page. There's so much to do in our great city!

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