The World’s Oldest Department Store is Opening It’s Doors Again!


Exciting Things Are Happening...


For over 285 years Bennetts department store has been known for luxury, quality and service, this has remained at the heart of everything we do every step of the way and always will. As the world around us changes it’s time for us to change too and we have some exciting things planned in the biggest revamp in our stores' history.

It’s really exciting times ahead the hard work starts here. Let’s do this...

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The most exciting shop in Derby

10th June 2020


No matter if you’re a Lord or Lady shopping for luxury items or just popping in for a new hinge for your kitchen cupboard, that is what makes Bennetts very unique. It has been said many times over the years that at Bennetts you can shop for the latest designer handbag bag and take lunch […]

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When searching for the perfect gift it has to be Bennetts and we have taken great pride in that for generations. If you would like to become a supplier to The Worlds Oldest Department Store we would love to hear from you.

For almost three centuries, Bennetts has been selling unique and inspiring products searching all four corners of the world for something totally unique and different to its customers. Now we will be doing that online as well as in-store.

If you would like to supply Bennetts we would love to hear from you.

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286 years and counting...


Weatherhead Walters & Son a modest Ironmongers started trading in 1734 on the aptly named Irongate. The company soon began to grow expanding into agricultural goods and gaining the titles of Gun & Silver Smiths, and Oil & Colour Merchants.

George Bennett, a retired Master Mariner, bought the company in 1864. He expanded the company even further with sports equipment alongside farming tools, toys and guns!

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