Purple Robes is our ‘gem on the High Street’ which specialises in high quality bridal and special occasion wear.

The idea of setting up a designer bridal wear and special occasion shop occurred to us a few years ago when more and more brides were coming forward to donate their wedding dresses and accessories to the Lighthouse shops. Thus Purple Robes was born and opened its doors in February 2014 on Alfreton High Street.

Since then word has been spreading about the quality of outfits and amazing value to be found. The stock is all donated, either directly from individuals or now from designers and bridal retailers. Many outfits are brand new and the preloved items are as new, having usually only been worn for a few hours and then prepared for sale.

Sample accessories at Purple RobesSome of the well-known wedding dress designer labels in stock are Pronovias, Alfred Angelo, Pronuptia and Romantica. Mother of the Bride outfits include MoriLee, Gina Bacconi,  Frank Usher,  Condici and Jacques Vert.

Sample Outfit from Purple RobesThe initial specialisation on bridal wear has now expanded to include cruise wear, Race days, Prom, formal evening wear, christening and Communion  - with a good range of mens’ outfits such as suits, waistcoats, ties and shirts. There is a large selection of designer hats, fascinators and shoes to set off your special outfit, all at a fraction of the normal cost.

The Purple Robes dedicated website is regularly updated with examples of the fantastic ladies and menswear and accessories and the shop has been featured in Derbyshire Life, Country Images, the Derby Telegraph, local magazines and on Radio Derby.

Unlike other bridal/occasion wear boutiques there is no need to make an appointment and the shop is open 9-5 every day except Sundays.

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