Nestled in the side streets of Abington, Northampton, Crockett & Jones has been at the heart of the Northampton shoemaking industry for nearly 140 years, and continues to be a family run business with an emphasis on “quality and timeless style above all else”.
This rich heritage and guiding vision belies the ambition and global reach of a business which has stores around the world, enjoys Royal patronage, and provides footwear to none other than James Bond himself.
Visiting the Crockett and Jones factory shop in Northampton
With that type of background, it’s no wonder that visitors come from around the world to visit the Crockett & Jones factory shop which sits on the first floor of the site that the company has resided in since 1890. The entrance to the factory shop can be accessed via Perry Street, just a short walk from the main reception entrance, and parking can usually be found on nearby streets
Crockett and Jones factory shop opening times
The first thing to make clear about the Crockett & Jones factory shop is the limited opening hours. If you want to get some amazing discounts on Crockett & Jones shoes and boots then you need to get yourself organised for a visit on either Friday afternoon (1:30pm - 5:00pm) or Saturday morning (9:00am - 1:30pm).
Great discounts on Crockett and Jones shoes and boots
As with all of Northampton’s shoe outlets, there is always a bit of luck in terms what you might find depending on the day you turn up, what style you’re looking for, and what size you are.
To give you a quick guide as to what you can expect, here’s a quick selection of some of the shoes and boots along with their discount for when we visited recently.
Our first find was a pair of Coniston scotch country grain Derby boots for just £250. This style is in the current collection and marked as a ‘factory sub’ and Coniston boots currently retail for £465.
The Arlington double monk strap shoe in chestnut is now discontinued but still a timeless classic which was available for just £250.
As with all of the Northampton shoe factory shops, the discontinued and factory subs are limited although we have always found that there is a good range available at the Crockett & Jones factory shop, and the staff are both knowledgeable and extremely helpful.
If you’re in the area then you’re also lucky enough to be a 1 minute walk from the best bakery in the Midlands (in our opinion!), and so we would definitely recommend popping into Magee Street Bakery. As the name suggests, it is on the corner of Magee Street which also happens to be the same road as the original front of the Crockett & Jones factory.