Shop Local – Retailers York


New opening hours from 15th June:
– Monday-Saturday 10am-12noon: Appointment only including pointe shoe fittings
– Monday-Saturday 12noon-5pm: Open to public

Fancy Dance Shop is an independently owned dance wear shop which was established in 2004. We are based at the bottom of Micklegate and are just a 5 minute walk from both the city centre and York train station.

We stock all local dance school uniforms as well as all the essentials needed for ballet, tap, contemporary and traditional types of dance for both males and females. Therefore we are the perfect one stop shop for all your dance requirement’s.

Fancy Dance Shop also have a wide range of stunningly cute tutus, outfits and accessories perfect for the little ones starting baby ballet with stock sizes as low as 2 years old.

One of the services we pride ourselves upon is our excellent pointe shoe fitting service done by our fully trained fitters, we continue to upgrade our training with extensive courses to ensure that pointe shoes are fitted correctly and to a very high standard.’

35 Micklegate, York, YO1 6JH

Mention Mumbler for a 10% discount.

01904 642221


Alterations Express

Clothing & curtain alteration and repair boutique.

10 Fossgate, York

T: 01904 611400

Essence of Peru

We are specialists in sourcing unique items of ethically produced alpaca products, which are all hand crafted by artisans in Peru. Shop online and in-store for alpaca rugs, alpaca cushions, alpaca slippers, plus a new range of adult clothing!

43 Shambles, York, YO1 7LX (Shop) /39a Shambles (entrance from the market side of the Shambles), York, YO1 7LX (Workshop)

T: 01904 848828

Footloose Shoes

Footloose opened in Pocklington near York in February 2008, originally selling only children’s shoes. Our aim was to create a child friendly environment with great choice and highly trained staff providing an expert fitting service. Recently we extended our range offering a carefully selected collection for ladies. With style, comfort and quality in mind, our customers can have confidence in their purchase.

‘I’d definitely recommend calling footloose in Pocklington, they specialise in children’s shoes. I don’t trust anyone else with my children’s shoe fittings (extremes of very small an narrow to very very wide ) they’re passionate about getting the right fit and if they don’t they won’t make do.’

VS, April 18

‘If it’s school shoes you are looking for they have a really good selection been in today.’

SS, July 19

47 Market Place, Pocklington, York, YO42 2AP

T: 01759 301201

Pavers Shoes

Shoe shop born in 1971 in York. One of the UK’s leading comfort shoes retailers focussing on affordable quality.

Coppergate Walk, York

T: 0844 847 5611

The Lion, the Witch & the Lending Wardrobe

A not-for-profit community group, where parents can hire children’s costumes for things such as parties, Easter, Christmas, or school events like proms, world book day, superhero day etc. The aim is to reduce costs for parents, and reduce waste. Fancy dress costume rental is £1 (may require deposit). Find them on Facebook.


Opening 23rd June

Family-owned footwear retailer. Children’s feet measuring appointments available. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm.

53 Goodramgate, York, YO1 7LS

T: 01904 623388

White Stuff

White Stuff is a fashion and lifestyle brand, offering clothes and accessories for men and women as well as homeware to the people of York. The shop features a charity sweet shop and a dwell area with complimentary tea and coffee as well as a kids’ play den. White Stuff York also has an in-store cinema which occasionally shows DVDs for customers.

‘White stuff has an amazing room to breastfeed in. It’s upstairs.. sofas, drinks, tv!!’

LF, Feb 18

‘White stuff do a lovely children’s range.’

AP, Feb 19

34 Stonegate, City Centre, York YO1 8AS

T: 01904 631530