National fashion and homewares brand Joules and Derbyshire-based Coghlans’s Food and Wine Experience have become the latest retailers to open new stores at the revitalised Peak Village in Rowsley, Derbyshire.

With its inspiration coming from classic British style, Joules has become renowned for its high-quality clothing and interiors collections. The retailer’s strong use of colour, bold prints and unique signature detailing has made the label a well-loved brand with families up and down the country.

Founder Tom Joule said: “We’re thrilled to be opening a new Joules store in Peak Village. We’re really looking forward to opening the doors and bringing our unique personality and style to shoppers in Rowsley and the surrounding area.”

Meanwhile, Coghlan’s Food and Wine Experience Centre is aiming to bring a new concept to Derbyshire and the UK. Alongside its high quality selection of wines, champagne, and specialist foods, Coghlans will host an ongoing programme of events in its wine and food workshop. ‘Meet the Producers’ events, wine courses and team building events will bring individuals and groups up close to guest chefs as well as artisan food producers of premium quality cheese, honey, coffee and much more; while its wine workshops will include tastings, wine and food pairing, and insights into wine production.

Both stores opened in early November all ready for the Christmas season at Peak Village, which officially starts on the weekend of 26/27 November. Lighting up that opening weekend will be an indoor pop-up market, outdoor street food vendors and live festive entertainment.

The new store openings follow on from other openings over the past few months and more expected early in the new year. Since spring, the site has added Wild Olive, Lambs Cakes and Bakes, Garden World, Grape Tree and the new modern dining concept Chatsworth Kitchen, which have all proved popular with visitors and driven increased footfall.

Significant investment over the past 18 months has enabled Peak Village to continue growing following its purchase last year by the Devonshire Group, the company that represents the interests of the Devonshire family at nearby Chatsworth.

Situated in the village of Rowsley on the edge of the Peak District National Park, Peak Village hosts nearly 20 shops and employs between 80 and 100 people. Aiming to offer something different from traditional high streets and shopping malls, Peak Village actively welcomes independent retail brands and businesses with a strong local connection.

Images credit: The Devonshire Group.

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