Leeds' status as a shopping mecca was confirmed when the prestigious Harvey Nichols opened its first northern branch in this elegant location. Harvey Nichols' four floors are truly "Ab Fab", with international designer wear for men and women, cosmetics, perfume and footwear. The food market and wine shop are perfect if you want to throw a dinner party that will dazzle. After all this retail therapy you may be in need of refreshment. Why not relax in the Espresso Bar@Harvey Nichols a pavement cafe, admiring the Victoria Quarter's award-winning stained glass roof or sample at the Fourth Floor restaurant and bar.
Those with a taste for haute couture will find no better place to spend a few hours than the elegant Victoria Quarter. Home to some of the biggest names in fashion, including Vivienne Westwood and Karen Millen), the Victoria Quarter has become one of Leeds' main shopping attractions. If you can tear your eyes away from the colorful window displays, take a glance at the ceiling, which features the largest stained-glass window in the country. After a day of shopping, recharge your batteries in one of the Quarter's excellent cafes. It is open all seven days a week.
Dating back to 1875, the Leeds Kirkgate Marketis one of the oldest operational indoor markets in Leeds, and the largest in Europe. Trade in Leeds during the early later 19th Century flourished with the opening of the Leeds Kirkgate Market. A total of 800 stalls operate under one roof here. From eatables to clothing, jewelry and accessories, to even electronics, flowers and books, the stalls here stock them all. It was here where the first Marks & Spencer outlet was established. The market has become has integral part of Leeds' history.
Built-in 1863 by Cuthbert Brodrick, Leeds Corn Exchange is one of the finest and beautiful examples of the Victorian style of architecture. Built-in a circular shape the building is as beautiful inside as it is on the outside. It is now one of the prominent shopping centers of the city, you can find small shops with gift cards, vintage artifacts, items of clothing and a large variety of food to choose from.
Debenhams is one of the biggest department stores in the city center. In a bid to appeal to the more upmarket customer, the shop offers designer labels, such as Jasper Conran, alongside high street names. The store sells a broad range of goods, from accessories and fragrances to footwear and home furnishings. The Café Venue on the ground floor serves hot drinks and snacks, while the fourth-floor Night and Day Cafe serves a more substantial range. Those looking for style at a reasonable price are sure to love this store.
This is the most famous street in York and the only one to be listed in the Domesday book. It's quaint and very picturesque with its narrow cobbled streets known as "Snickelways" and the timbered shops leaning so close they nearly touch each other. The street probably gets its name from the low wide shelves called 'shammels' on which the butchers displayed their meat. Now it's a street of souvenir and coffee shops.
A bargain hunter's paradise, TK Maxx offers unbeatable deals on designer label fashion. Be prepared to do some delving to find something that suits your taste. Women have a very good choice of casual, formal and sportswear, as also a wide range of accessories to match; though men and children are not forgotten. Stock changes all the time but expect to see designer names like John Rocha and the like. The extensive home furnishings department is always worth a look for a cheap buy. Check website for more details and special offers.
A well established household name, Waterstone's is proving itself capable of fending off the challenge of new kid on the block, Borders. The branch at 93-97 Albion Street features a particularly impressive selection of titles. The choice of fiction and travel books is huge enough to satisfy even the most ardent bookworm. It is also very well designed, with numerous comfy sofas where you can sit and browse at leisure. After satisfying your literary appetite, you can pay a visit to the Coffee Republic which offers a range of drinks and snacks at reasonable prices. For further details, call +44 843 290 8443.
If you like your clothes well-cut and cut-price, Slater Menswear is definitely the shop for you. Boasting famous brands, including Yves Saint Laurent, Ben Sherman, Loake, Berwin & Berwin and Baumler, Slater offers a fabulous selection of casual wear, formal wear and shoes. The discounts are certainly not to be sniffed at. The shop also offers a free alteration service.
Whether you're looking for stationery for home or school, this shop will almost certainly stock it. Prices at the Ryman Store are the cheapest you'll see around and there are regular special offers on many ranges. As well as standard stationery items such as notepads, pens, pencils, envelopes and paper, the shop also stocks a small range of children's toys and coloring books. Check website for more details.
Don't be misled by the name, this is not a huge store. Still, there's a lot crammed into quite a small space with records, CDs, DVDs, magazines and concert tickets galore. One of the best features of Jumbo is that it caters for a very broad range of musical tastes; including rock, pop, jazz, funk, soul, reggae and punk. The choice of records is also impressive, making Jumbo one of the best places to buy the increasingly rare vinyl.
This excellent all-rounder stocks a wide range of reasonably priced products for the office, home and school. Based on the Headrow, Jowett and Sowry offers a selection of art equipment and materials, binders, pens, diaries, ring binders, filofaxes, print cartridges, accounts and wages book...the list goes on and on. It's one of the cheapest stationers in the city so come here first if you like a good buy. A telephone ordering and delivery service is available. Credit accounts are welcome.