Our Story

The Emporium is an independent, family run homewares and gift shop, located in the idyllic Derbyshire countryside. We sell unique, statement pieces for your home that you simply won't find anywhere else. But where did we begin? And who are we? 

The Emporium was founded by Maria, an interior designer who has an eye like a magpie! Running a successful show home business for more than 10 years, she had built a collection of ex show home furniture that clients no longer needed. This furniture was as good as new, but was sitting in storage collecting dust. All those years as an interior designer also gave Maria a wealth of knowledge about where to source the most unique and one off pieces that can't be found on the high street.

So, in November 2015, The Emporium was officially launched. Tucked away in The Courtyard, it's an Aladdin's cave of unique pieces you can't help but fall in love with. We sell ex-show furniture, new furniture as well as gifts, artwork, homewares and lighting to name but a few. 

Now, we have a small team of interior designers and interior architecture designers who can all help you be inspired and sort out whatever project you may have, big or small. We can come up with colour schemes, source furniture and supply all the accessories you need.

In 2018 we set up our new ecommerce website and we are now looking to increase our community involvement, both in our local area and on social media.

Our website is brimming with all our treasures. Here you can shop our current stock, keep up to date with what we're doing, and even reserve items you want to collect. We hope you like what you see, and if you're ever in Derbyshire, pop in and say hello! We'd love to see you.