Leggs Fashion


This family run boutique has brought the best of fashion to the people of  North-East England  for over 100 years!

Set in the beautiful cobbled streets of Darlington Town, surrounded by old English florists and cosey wine bars, Leggs offers an alternative to the High Street Stores that have dominated the retail industry for too long...

Now delivering internationally. 





our history 

You can find us at :

Leggs, 77 Skinnergate,


County Durham,




Our opening hours are:

Monday - Wednesday 10.00 AM - 5:30 PM

Thursday - Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Sunday 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM 

Phone: 01325 363633

Email: leggsfashion@gmail.com



We are an award winning team of Fashion Buyers, Stylists, Merchandisers, Marketers, and Sales Advisors based in Darlington, County Durham UK, running a designer fashion store for both men and women.

Over the years our incredible team have won many awards including The Customer Service Award, The Shooting Star Award, and as a store we have won The Fashion Retailer of the Year Award, three years running!  


Out of hours please reach us via social media pages:

Facebook: Leggs Fashion           Instagram: LEGGSFASHION          Twitter: @LeggsDarlington



Where it all started...

George William Coxon served 6 years for his country before he left to work as a Scotch Draper- going from door to door selling textilles from his suitcase- Leggs was created in late 1911 when George had built up enough loyal customers and so, Coxons Drapery Store in Shildon was born. 

Shildon was a busy town with three working pits and a large railway works. Opening hours were 8 am- 8pm with late nights every Saturday, open until 10 pm.

George's son, Lesley Coxon, followed his Fathers footprints selling door to door until and soon gained so much experience in Fashion sales that he was employed as The Head of Menswear at Bainbridges, Newcastle. Lesley went off to war and when he returned to Britain he joined the family business. 

The next generation brought Lesley's son, John, to the family. John got involved working for Leggs in 1973. A stocking bar was acquired in the same year. Leggs was booming and opened further shops in Newton Aycliffe and Bishop Auckland. In 1997 it was decided that Darlington needed to be the main focus. 

Flash forward to over 100 years and we are still based in Darlington with John Coxon as the Director of Leggs LTD. We have moved to a bigger space in Darlington so that we have space for our Ladieswear floor, our Menswear floor, our office, our warehouse, and even a hair and beauty salon on the third floor!

What hasn’t changed since 1911 is our award- winning customer service skills. We won 'Customer Service provider' in 2010 and also 'Fashion Retailer of the Year' at The Retail Awards three years running. Hannah Dent Noble, head of our online sales, won 'Shooting Star of the Year' Award in 2011. 

The online service that we offer works with the belief that online shopping should be a more social and fun experience. This was how our ‘Facebook store’ concept was developed. Facebook allows us to chat to our customers directly and answer all questions and queries instantaneously. We love getting to know our customers and chatting with you. We strive to offer the best and most personal customer experience possible over the internet. At Leggs, we believe it’s all about YOU!

Our team personally picks out the latest fashions and we study the current trends to bring you the newest styles and ideas. Our staff are happy to assist you, ask us anything! From how an item fits to suggestions about styling, we are your shopping gurus. 



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