A visit to the Barker shoe factory outlet shop

With a newly announced sale and the sun shining on beautiful July morning, the time was right to go and explore the Barker shoe factory outlet shop around 6 miles from Northampton in Earls Barton village.

Barker shoes has a tradition of fine English shoemaking going as far back as 1880 and is one of the few remaining classic shoemaking brands in Northamptonshire. Like many of the shoe brands covered on this site, the longevity of Barker is underpinned by a vision to create and manufacture the best quality English footwear. Alongside this vision is the ability to reinvent classic designs for the modern consumer, something evident in the edgier Barker Black collection; a modern alternative to Barker Shoes launched in 2010.

Barker factory visit

The Barker shoe factory outlet shop
Jump forward 5 years and the new SS15 collection bypasses the need for the Barker Black sub-brand with a collection that feels modern and fresh yet with a distinctively classic English design aesthetic. And, with the current July sale at the Barker factory shop stocking much of the collection at up to 50% discount, now is as good a time as any to make the trip to the Northamptonshire countryside.

Barker colour brogues

For those that haven’t visited the factory shop outlet, it’s nestled in the heart of Earls Barton just off the main village green. It’s just a 15 minute drive from Northampton town centre and the shop itself is always incredibly well stocked with a broad range of current and past collections of imperfects, samples and discontinued shoes. 

Barker's factory shop

Huge discounts on Barker shoes
Being so spoilt for choice and wanting try on the new SS15 collection I decide to start with the a modern twist on the classic brogue. The Grant in rum and mustard calf look and feel as tasty as they sound and you can pick up a pair of imperfects for £130 (that’s around 40% off the retail price).

Barker grant

You can also pick up a pair of the elegant Liddells, the Barker Morgan loafer or even the Jackson wingtip derby in cedar calf and blue tweed all for at least a 40% discount.

Barker Shoes liddel

Barker shoes are seriously cool and great quality and, whilst the Barker shoe factory shop outlet is always worth a visit, get there this month and you’re in for a double discount treat on even the most recent collection.

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