Christmas Shopping Evening

Please join us at The Cavendish Arcade for our Late Night Christmas Shopping Event

From 6 till 8.30pm

Complementary Mulled Wine & Minced Pies, Live Music

Raffle – Win a Pair of UGGs & lots more prizes. All shops open. We look forward to welcoming you.

Fashion & Fizz Sparkles for Local Hospice

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It was a wet and humid evening last May, when the first participants started to arrive at the historic Old Hall Hotel, Buxton.

Fashionable looking people of all ages, both male and female were hauling large bags and dragging suitcase trolleys.

The average passerby might have thought that this was just another group of people arriving for a break in the Derbyshire High Peak. Those in the know were under no such illusions though, they knew that this was the preparations for “Fashion & Fizz” Buxton’s annual charity event to raise money for Blythe House Hospice.

Buxton Hotel Hosts Charity Event

Inside the Old Hall Hotel, the large functions rooms had been taken over by those running the event. The hotel staff were directing models, guests and photographers to their respective homes for the evening. From the outset the ballroom was a lively hub of excited ladies, enjoying a glass of champagne and catching up with friends and family.

In the rear function room the volunteer models were preparing to dazzle their audience. All the models were local to the Buxton Area, and had given their time freely to support the victims of Cancer.

Buxton Businesses Donated Freely

Several local Buxton businesses donated their clothes and shoes to be worn. The Buxton businesses involved in the event were Divine Trash, Minimo, Vintage Rose and Unique Feet all took a group of models each. Hair and makeup experts were on hand to make sure everyone looked their best.

When the time for the show finally came, Each model proceeded to the main ballroom and began to strut their stuff. Proceedings were compared by the inimitable double act that is Mike Burton and Greg Smith.

Buxton’s giving Spirit

The models, although all amateurs shone radiantly and their confidence grew throughout the evening with each catwalk that they performed. The Champagne flowed and all in a good cause too as the old hall kindly donated a percentage of the bar takings to the Blythe House charity.

Everyone was invited to enter the raffle for the chance to win host of exciting prizes.

  • Pooles Cavern donated a family day pass.
  • At the Dome Restaurant donated a meal for two with unlimited drinks.
  • At the Dome Spa donated a day pass for one person, including a 30 minute treatment.
  • Vero Moda donated a leather jacket, 2 PU leather look jackets, three patent purses.
  • Toni and Guy free cut and colour.
  • Every shop that took part donated a £50 voucher.

At the end of the evening Carol Thomas was invited to come and make the draw of the raffle winners. Before making the draw she thanked the old hall hotel, the models, attendees and local fashion businesses. She went on to pay tribute to the ‘brilliant, caring dedication’ of the Blythe House care team who had looked after her during her illness and helped so many other local cancer sufferers.

All in all the night was a terrific success with over £850 pounds raised.


The arcade welcomes Mini Bugs

Please join us in welcoming Minibugs Boutique is an independent children’s retail store which has just relocated from the High Street.

Co-owner Rachel, frustrated at having to leave her hometown to buy clothing & toys for her two young children George & Grace, set out with sister Claire to create a store that is focused on quality clothing, well made toys & fun creative gifts.


Virtual DT

To mark the launch of the new Cavendish Arcade website and our collective efforts to modernise our marketing and shout about our amazing arcade, Divine Trash along with most other arcade store owners have had virtual tours produced to help customers’ get a true impression of what awaits.


The Arcade Welcomes Makepiece

A warm welcome to Makepiece, founded in 2004 by Nicola Sherlock and Beate Kubitz to produce beautiful clothing that is sustainable, low-impact and eco-friendly. Knitwear designer Nicola is a graduate in Fashion Knitwear Design from Nottingham Trent University. Beate Kubitz is both business manager and farmer.

Makepiece bring an even broader offering to the unique collections already available at the Cavendish Arcade. Please join us in welcoming Nicola and Beate and wishing them all the best.