Within Bedford town centre there is an assortment of independent fashion retailers. A good place to start is The Victorian Arcade where you can visit Anorak or Boutique Planet for ladies fashion (stocking brands that include Superga, Vero Moda, Jess & Lou and Great Plains) where the fashion passionate team will be on hand should you need any advice. Or for designer Menswear head straight to Kean & Co also in the Arcade or  to Mayson’s just over the road on the High Street.  Boyds of Bedford are now based in Stagdsen and well worth a visit for their collections inspired by ‘cafe racer and hot rod culture’. Evening, mother of the bride and ladies designer wear can be found at Michael Bailey. And to accessorise, head to Epanoui for beautifully crafted jewellery.

The town centre also has a good array of high street shops including Claire’s Accessories, Debenhams,  New Look, TK Maxx, Yours, Next, Peacocks and Primark.