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Browns Department Stores

Shop - Independent

Browns Department Stores, Davygate, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 8QT

Tel: 01904 611166

Browns Department Stores


For over 100 years, Browns department stores have brought a stunning selection of products and services to their customers. Since first opening in 1890, Browns on Davygate, York has become a trusted retailer for beauty, fashion, homeware, furniture and more. Our staff provide a fantastic experience and are known for their outstanding customer service.

In our extensive beauty hall, customers will find the most prestigious names including Chanel, Dior, Bobbi Brown, YSL, Sisley, Estée Lauder, Clarins, Benefit, Clinique and Elizabeth Arden. Our talented cosmetics teams provide makeovers and are happy to advise on the latest products and beauty techniques.

For the perfect perfume or aftershave, our fragrance department features the latest designer scents from Chloe, Tom Ford, CREED, Marc Jacobs and many more.

Our store has a gorgeous handbag department with iconic labels such as Ralph Lauren, Radley, DKNY, Coccinelle, The Bridge, Ted Baker and Lulu Guinness. Customers can browse our stunning collections and find the piece that’s perfect for them.

Our lingerie department has a wide range of brands to suit every woman. We stock trusted names known for their comfort such as Triumph, Wacoal, Sloggi and Charnos, as well as ultra-stylish items from Blue Bella, Calvin Klein and Freya. Our plus-size range from Elomi is also hugely popular. We encourage our customers to feel body-confident whatever their figure. Our team will provide free fittings and recommend suitable styles.  

When it comes to fashion, we have a wide variety of designer brands to suit everybody’s taste. From Masai, White Stuff, Klass, Damsel in a Dress, Lauren by Ralph Lauren and Phase Eight to Joules, Gerry Weber, James Lakeland, Apricot and Michael Kors. Pair your outfit with a stunning pair of shoes from our award-winning ladies shoe lounge. Brands include Moda In Pelle, Carl Scarpa and Reiker.

You will find a full menswear department filled with well-established fashion brands such as Crew, Tommy Hilfiger, Polo Ralph Lauren, Paul Costelloe and Ted Baker. Whether you are looking for a smart suit or classic polo, you’ll find it here.

With so much style on offer, it can be hard to know where to start! You can book a personal shopping experience with one of our friendly team who will help you find everything you’re after from across the store.

If you’re looking for hairstyling or a trim, our Regis Hair Salon is located on the first floor. You can also visit our Biju Brow Bar for threading, eyelash extensions and tints. Since no appointments are necessary, why not pop in during your day of shopping at Browns?

The team in our furniture department are known for their excellent customer service. They’ll show you our bed range including mattresses, divans, frames and bedding from leading brands including Harrison, Hypnos, Sleepeezee, Highgrove and Myers.  We also have a superb selection of sofas, dining ranges and cabinets from names including Stressless, Gplan, Parker Knoll and Tetrad.  You’ll also find our carpet department with a large variety on offer. All products are fantastic quality and will bring luxury to your home.

Enjoy a delicious meal at our 1st floor Rhodes restaurant. From Yorkshire favourites to traditional afternoon tea, sit back and sample our chefs’ best dishes with waitress service. On the ground floor, you’ll also find our café-restaurant. Perfect for a pastry or sandwich, this relaxed eatery is in prime location at the centre of York.

For family and friends who love the products and services on offer at Browns, why not treat them to one of our gift cards? These can be purchased from any till point in store.

Browns York are proud to host many special events. From fashion shows to charity fundraisers, we are delighted to be a part of the local community. We often draw famous figures from the world of fashion and beauty for product launches, festivals and promotions.

Loyal customers will love our Browns reward card. Not only do you receive points every time you spend, but you will enjoy regular offers, receive VIP invitations to our special events and even a special treat on your birthday!

We look forward to welcoming you to our York store.

Opening Times

* Monday to Saturday 09:00 - 18:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00



  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Cash Point
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site catering


  • Baby changing facilities

Property Facilities

  • Dogs accepted

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