19 Dec Derby’s very own: Mr Shaw pop up shop
In 1866, the UK’s first undercover market was built right here in Derby. The Guildhall Market has since been a city favourite, with its splendid Victorian architecture and a friendly, traditional atmosphere.
Image by Dun.can
In truth, the market has struggled to flourish with the ‘Intu effect’ dragging customers to the other side of town. But the building has so much potential; the architecture, the location, and the people of Derby deserve better.
The market could, and should, be a more vibrant and bustling hub, showcasing individuality, something big stores do not offer.
With an injection of more diverse, youthful and colourful companies, the Guildhall can compliment the boutique shops and cafes of Sadler Gate – offering a different experience for the discerning shopper.
That’s where we come in.
Mr Shaw brought that much needed flavour – a clothing range of authenticity and versatility, created with love and inspired by this city.
The clothing range has a philosophy of Influence and Pride; Influence others, and Pride in what you do. Old fashioned values in a modern, hectic and diverse world, hence the name ‘Mr Shaw’ rather than just ’Shaw’ – a kind of gentlemanly touch.
It’s designed to appeal to all ages, with a nod to the past and an eye on the future.
This philosophy fits perfectly with the Guildhall Market, respecting the traditional nature of its stalls and visitors, but with a vision to evolve, create and collaborate.
Having a Mr Shaw outlet in the centre of Derby was always going to happen. It was just a matter of finding the right place.