Saturday 8th of May 2021

Cheltenham: The Gaitpost’s Top 7 Shopping Destinations

With over 70 trade stands at this year’s Festival, those early enough to the track can enjoy some serious retail therapy before the highlight of the Jump season gets underway. We’ve picked the 7 destinations we will be making a beeline for this week.




Fiercely British in both design and craftsmanship, Hicks & Brown Suffolk fedoras, customised with natural feathers, complement town and country lifestyles. Available in a range of gorgeous colours to suit every outfit, the hats are water resistant and are sure to be a popular hit at Cheltenham this week. Find them on Stand 57 in the Shopping Village

Regularly seen on TV presenters and leading eventers at the 4* trot ups, the latest collection from Peachy Belts (Stand No.7) continues to offer versatility by way of the interchangeable new gemstone buckles, in a myriad of vegetable tanned leathers that will bring your summer jeans back to life.

Timothy Foxx‘s contemporary styling sets it apart from the traditional tweed brigade and the Catherine jacket, is no exception. It will take you from spring through to winter and out in the city or about in the countryside. Visit their Stand (No. 30) to experience the full collection including accessories, menswear and gifts.

Inspired by the vibrance of the British design scene, Banvard & James‘s (Stand No. 22) collection of colourful accessories for men allow the wearer to express their individuality with style. We first discovered their gorgeous Walker umbrellas but seeing as the sun seems to have his fedora on for The Festival, we’ll be stocking up on several pairs of their waxed cotton laces guaranteed to give any ensemble a pick-me-up.


The stunning range of shoes, jewellery, scarves and accessories sourced from around the world makes the latest collection of diverse finds from World Secrets (Stand No 15) feel like you’re still on holiday. Each item is one of a kind with the designs reflecting the culture and traditions from where their inspiration is drawn. Guaranteed to make you stand out in a crowd!

Daniel Crane (Stand No 14), one of the UK’s leading sporting artists, will be on site to tempt you with his wonderful collection of paintings but if the budget doesn’t stretch to the real McCoy, then his wide selection of hunting, racing and hound prints make an equally tempting purchase.

Stock up on your favourite authors and discover new ones at the Racing Post Arkle Bookshop ( Stand No. 52) A great selection of racing and equestrian tomes as well as racing memorabilia.

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