About Us

“Bradelei” relates to the time of the Domesday Book when that was the name by which Belper was recorded.

The De Bradelei Mill Team

The De Bradelei Mill Team, Belper.

Local entrepreneur Venetia Sanders and her team of dedicated retail enthusiasts took on the challenge to put De Bradelei Mill back on the map in early 2017.

With a lot of hard work, a facelift and new brands arriving weekly, De Bradelei is back!

Creating a new style of ‘mill’ shopping, the new team are mixing outlet shopping with premium brands to cater for customers old and new.

The History of De Bradelei

De Bradelei Shopping Village has been a shopping destination in Belper for over twenty years, supported by locals and visitors from afar. Situated on the doorstep of the Peak District, it’s a lovely afternoon out to be paired with a visit to the river gardens.

Built in 1834 it was the one time head quarters of George Brettle and Co, Once one of the most renowned manufacturers of hosiery and other cotton goods.

On the site, stockings were once produced for George III and his granddaughter Queen Victoria, and it is said the cotton vest worn by Admiral Horatio Nelson at the battle of Trafalgar in 1805 was a Brettle vest. “Bradelei” relates to the time of the Domesday Book when that was the name by which Belper was recorded.

The reopening of De Bradelei Stores, in Chapel Street, Belper.