Dr Martens Arrives in Exeter
I still remember buying my first pair of Dr Martens boots. I was a 14-year-old goth visiting London for the weekend, when I first came across the Dr Martens Covent Garden store. I totally fell in love with these limited edition, knee-high lace-up boots in metallic grey. I wore them with more or less everything for months to come and recall them lasting for years. Dr Marten’s was – and always has been – the footwear of choice for alternatives subcultures and the fashion conscious alike.
So, with such fond memories of sporting their boots, I was excited to learn that Dr Martens would be opening a store in my hometown of Exeter. Better still, they were throwing a party to celebrate the opening and would be featuring live music from local bands!What’s In Store?
The new Dr Martens shop is everything I’d dreamed it would be. From the iconic black Dr Martens boot with it’s signature yellow stitching, to unique embroidered shoes – stylish footwear occupies every available space from floor to ceiling. I fell in love with a quirky range of William Blake shoes and bags, while my friend Emily was keen to snap a photo of some rather fetching Dr Martens heels.
The store’s decor is pretty spot on too. As well as industrial flourishes here and there, they’ve installed a vintage style jukebox for playing tunes and allowed plenty of space for browsing. They also worked closely with local illustrator Josh Monk and the new store will feature some of his exclusive artwork.
On the evening of the Dr Martens launch party, we got to sample live music from local bands Black Foxxes and Muncie Girls. I loved the fact that Dr Martens are keen to support Devon artists in their Exeter store and I’m excited to see what other community based events and meet-ups will follow…
Shop The Dr Martens Look
Want to get the Dr Martens look yourself? You should check out some of my favourite Dr Martens designs below!
1. Dr Martens VONDA rose boot, Rubbersole. 2. Jadon Flatform Boots, ASOS. 3. Pascal Daze Boots, Rubbersole. 4. Floral Derby Show, Spartoo. 5. Dr. Martens Persephone Platform Boot, Nordstrom. 6. Dr Martens Aimilita Fur Boots, ASOS.
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