A great pair of shoes can last you a lifetime if you treat them right but in an age of fast fashion, taking care of our clothes has become something of a forgotten art. Treat your shoes to a little TLC with these easy steps and we promise it’ll be worth it in the long run.

Use a shoe tree

Shoe trees are as old as time but they’re one of the best ways to keep your shoes in shape, literally. Wooden shoe trees will absorb moisture and retain the shape of your shoes, as well as preventing any creasing of the leather.

Polish often

A good quality wax shoe polish will nourish, moisturise and protect your leather shoes, ensuring that they stay looking great for years. It’s important to wax shoes regularly, including before your wear them for the first time and on a monthly basis after that. The Collonil 1909 Renoir Valet Box contains everything you need to polish properly, including a cleaning brush, natural goat hair fine polishing brush and 1909 Wax Polish, a tin of high gloss shoe paste considered the most luxurious ‘anti-aging’ leather polish going. Once cleaned and polished, don’t forget to buff with the Collonil Polishing Cloth to get your leather gleaming.

Know your wax from your cream

Waxed leather shoes can’t be polished and should be treated with a great quality cream instead. The 1909 Créme de Luxe is an intensive cream enriched with natural waxes and oils and designed specifically to bring a high-gloss to waxed leather and revive their colour.

Collonil products are available at Robinsons now. Visit us today; your Jeffery West’s will thank you later. 


Following the incredible success of this year’s Visit Bawtry Polo Cup, Russell and Laura were thrilled to present a cheque for £5,000 to Emma and Lynne of Aurora Wellbeing Centres on behalf of Robinsons.

The fifth annual Visit Bawtry Polo Cup took place in July 2016 and you can see a video from the day here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNmtepIKBf4

The event raised a fantastic £5,000 for Aurora, taking the total raised since its inception in 2011 to an amazing £25,000.

“The Visit Bawtry Polo Cup has become one of the biggest polo events in the North of England and one of the ‘must do’ social events of the Bawtry Calender” said Russell of Robinsons, in a statement on the Visit Bawtry Polo Cup Facebook page.

The next Visit Bawtry Polo Cup will take place on Sunday 2nd July 2017 and we’d encourage anyone who is interested in receiving more information on sponsorship packages to get in touch as soon as possible. We can’t wait to make it the very best Visit Bawtry Polo Cup yet and we look forward to seeing you all there, at the biggest event of the summer.  


Sunday 3rd July sees the arrival of the fifth Visit Bawtry Polo Cup, an event that has grown from humble beginnings to become one of the largest new horseback polo events in the north, and tickets are on sale NOW!

In addition to being one of the hottest events on the Yorkshire social calendar, the Visit Bawtry Polo Cup is recognized as one of the largest contributing events to raise funds in aid of the incredible cancer care charity, Aurora Wellbeing. Last year’s Visit Bawtry Polo Cup saw over £10,000 raised for this amazing cause and organisers are hoping to exceed this fantastic amount once again, at an event that aims to attract up to 1,500 spectators.

This year’s event will see eight teams battle it out to win the coveted Visit Bawtry Polo Cup, with Robinsons joining seven other Bawtry businesses as sponsors. The Vale of York Polo Club will once again host the prestigious event and is located just 10 minutes from Bawtry, in the nearby village of Misson. Jaysters Catering and The Pizza Guy will be on hand to fuel festivities with everything from hog roasts to wood-fired pizza.

Tickets for the Visit Bawtry Polo Cup are on sale NOW, with spectators offered a choice of packages:

Walk-in - £5.00 per person

Park-&-Picnic - £25.00 per car space + £5.00 entry per person

Robinsons Champagne Marquee - £250.00 per table of up to 10 people

Spaces in our Robinsons Champagne Marquee are extremely limited and are expected to sell out quickly – don’t delay, buy yours today!

Visit www.visitbawtrypolocup.com for more information and to purchase tickets for the event. Enter your details into the ticket request form located halfway down the page and click ‘submit’. A representative will be in touch shortly after to confirm ticket allocation and arrange payment.

We can’t wait to see you there – here’s to another amazing year for the Visit Bawtry Polo Cup!



It’s our birthday!

2015 was an amazing year for Robinsons. We scooped the coveted Drapers Independent Award, saw amazing attendance at our various charity events and welcomed brands including Belstaff, Boutique Moschino and Escada to our rails. Fortunately, 2016 is set to be just as exciting, as we celebrate 30 years in business!

Robinsons of Bawtry has occupied the same spot for three decades, since opening its doors in 1986, and has gone from strength to strength – last year was our busiest yet! Family owned from the very beginning, Robinsons has stood the test of time to become the region’s leading premier shopping destination.

Our rails are lined with an enviable portfolio of brands and we have scooped a host of accolades across the years, including being one of only four independent stores in the UK to offer the Armani Collezioni Made-to-Measure suit service and being an official Mulberry stockist for over 15 years. Of course, winning the 2015 Drapers Independent Award for ‘Premium Fashion Independent of the Year’ was also a real high point for us all too!

We are very proud to be turning thirty at the very top of our game and thrilled to have played a part in promoting the community of Bawtry on a wider scale throughout the years. We are also incredibly proud of the success of our annual charity fashion show in aid of Yorkshire Cancer Research, which has raised over £300,000 since it began 23 years ago. Each year this, and events such as the Visit Bawtry Polo Cup, Bawtry Fashion Week, Visit Bawtry Race Evening and the SUPERCAR Driver Meet bring together people from not just Bawtry itself, but from across the whole region.

And so, all that remains as we put plans into place for our birthday celebrations in April, is to thank each and every customer who has passed through the doors of Robinsons over the last 30 years. Thank you! Here’s to the next thirty!