Call the Doctor! Dr Martens store arrives in Bristol’s Broadmead

Dr Martens Bristol launch party | Ship-Shape and Bristol Fashion

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending a secret gig in Broadmead, to celebrate the launch of Dr Martens new flagship Bristol store. The night involved beer, boots and performances from The Fauns and The Idles, but more on that later.

Dr Martens are a brand I’ve always held in high regard, partly becuase I was never allowed a pair growing up. Apparently they weren’t very ladylike, and requests for a pair of classic black boots was frequently rejected, as was a colour scheme of black and purple for my bedroom walls. I dreamed about owning a pair in bottle green, plum, black and, probably around the time of Girl Power, a union jack pair…

So it was that I felt something of a fool heading to the launch, along with Beth, Hayles and Bonny, without ever having owned a pair. Bristol’s finest music and fashion tribes turned up in their DMs to dance along to The Fauns and The Idles, including Big Jeff, who is, quite frankly, the barometer of a good gig in this city.

I oggled over all the fashionable feet, decked out in neon pink ankle boots and mint green Mary Janes, and the satchels, boots and clothes adorning every surface in the long, narrow store. The brand has come a long way since it’s inception in 1960, with Agyness Deyn fronting their current campaign and a collection that covers clothing and footwear for men, women and children, whose parents are obviously more fashion forward than mine were ; )

The night was so much fun and I did end up leaving with my first ever pair of boots, but they’re staying under wraps until I’ve had a chance to walk them in! Unfortunately I only had my phone on me, so these photos are a bit hit and miss, apart from the ones taken by the official photographer (above and third shot below).

Am I the only one who wasn’t allowed a pair of DMs growing up? And have you been to check out the new store yet? Let me know your thoughts below…

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10 responses to “Call the Doctor! Dr Martens store arrives in Bristol’s Broadmead

  1. When I was younger I wanted to paint my bedroom walls black, haha! 🙂 I love my doc martens but mine are rather ‘girly’, well, they have a floral print! I hope that you enjoy wearing yours 🙂 xx

  2. Docs are absolutely one of my favourite walking shoes 🙂
    A
    xx
    http://epiquemoi.blogspot.com.au

  3. Me too! I wasn’t allowed a pair either. Can’t believe I left just before the store opened, it looks awesome! Looking forward to seeing some outfit posts with your new boots x

  4. The store looks great, I think I might actually have to invest in some DMs one day soon!

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