Edinburgh Woollen Mill – Buxton Derbyshire


On walking into my local EWM shop I can happily say I was more than surprised.

I pass by every day, see the collection of nighties in the window and carry on walking, believing that EWM is ‘what it says on the tin’ – a shop full of conservative knitwear.  Does that sound slightly derogatory?  I don’t mean it to.


Once I had walked past the nighties and fleeces there was an abundance of knitwear in many, many shades and hues; chunky knits and finer cashmere. If you love cashmere, like me, you can pick up some very good items here. In store at the moment is a rich teal roundneck jumper for £49 and many of the finer, softer cashmeres are reduced from £100 to £40.  On searching further I discovered interesting wraps and some gorgeous little knitted jackets ranging from £21 to £60 that are not dissimilar in effect to a Hobbs garment.  I think the key to shopping here is to keep an eye on the richness of the colour and the quality of the yarn. Some garments are what I would call ‘sedated’ but a few are quite a la mode.  I think you might be impressed.

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