Find fashion and more at Browns

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October 2023

Browns department store in Marshall’s Yard, Gainsborough offers a fabulous range of fashion brands, fragrances and accessories for men and women.

Established in 1890, Browns department store is still an independent family run business with branches in York, Helmsley, Beverley and Gainsborough.

The Gainsborough store is celebrating its 12th year of successful trading and is said to be the jewel in the crown of Marshall’s Yard. The centre is steeped in industrial heritage with many of the original structures being listed. These have been refurbished and retained with new architecture sensitively designed to blend the old with the new. The heritage of this once internationally renowned hub of world-class engineering is showcased throughout Marshall’s Yard.

Browns is a one-stop store catering for all needs and pockets with a wide range of new season women’s fashions, including Hobbs, Whistles, Phase Eight, White Stuff, Joules, Sea Salt and Levi’s. Whether you’re looking for that special wedding outfit or simply need to upgrade your capsule wardrobe, you will find what you are looking for at Browns.

“We also boast a free lingerie fitting service to help complete your look and outfit with brands such as Triumph and Calvin Klein, and can also accommodate your sleepwear needs with Chelsea Peers for cosy nights spent at home or a special weekend away.

“Our handbag and accessory department boasts a range of brands including Michael Kors, Radley, Ralph Lauren and DKNY, alongside our wide range of footwear in our Moda in Pelle shoe department.

“For discerning men, there is a large selection of new season [items] in the menswear department, including Barbour International, Hugo Boss, Lacoste and Gant with fitting rooms located on both floors and a lift for the convenience of our customers.

“Whether you are Christmas shopping or just want that special treat, our knowledgeable cosmetic managers can advise you on skincare, colour match, or offer wedding make-up when booked. Our fragrance manager has a wealth of experience and will help you pick that personal fragrance or advise on the perfect gift.”

Marshall’s Yard is the perfect shopping destination offering a friendly and relaxed experience with plenty of eateries and coffee shops to relax in, as well as a full calendar of events throughout the year. For more information visit

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