If you love to shop, a short break in Leeds is definitely a good idea. Known affectionately as ‘The Knightsbridge of the North’, Leeds prides itself on its style and as such the shopping experience in Leeds is one of the best the UK has to offer in terms of quality, style and diversity. Whether you’re staying in Yorkshire for business and want to squeeze in a little retail therapy between meetings, or you plan on staying in Leeds with the sole intention of hitting the high street in the city centre, a luxury apartment at Quebecs Luxury Apartments gives you the perfect ‘base camp’ to plan your route (and put your feet up afterwards!)
The beauty of Leeds City Centre, is that due to its compact nature, you won’t have to pound too much pavement to make your way between the huge selection of designer and high street stores on offer. Whether you’ve got your sights set on designer luxury or high street bargains, on trend lifestyle brands or quirky independent retailers, Leeds really does have it all.
The Victoria Quarter
Set amongst the simply stunning architecture of grade II listed Victorian arcades, The Victoria Quarter is a stunning place to start investigating the personal shopping experience Leeds has to offer. Boasting over 70 luxury stores, The Victoria Quarter is home to brands such as Vivienne Westwood, Paul Smith, Louis Vuitton, Mulberry and Illamasqua to name but a few.
There are also plenty of options when you need to refuel – whether it’s a coffee in the Harvey Nichols espresso bar, a light lunch in Yo! Sushi or a re-energising smoothie from Filmore & Union, you certainly won’t go hungry or thirsty while you’re shopping in The Victoria Quarter.
The Grand Arcade
When you’re shopping in Leeds, you must visit The Grand Arcade. It’s one of the oldest shopping arcades in the city and is choc full of independednt designers offering a huge variety of quirky, stylish goods. It’s a true haven for anyone looking for something a little less mainstream high street.
Leeds Corn Exchange
Many more independent brands, such as Candy Candy and Ju Ju Gifts are at home under the stunning domed roof of the Leeds Corn exchange. It also plays host to many vintage, record and food fairs throughout the year – there’s always something new to discover, a real treat for the shopper looking for something unusual.
Trinity Leeds is something of a beacon, welcoming shoppers with its huge variety of over 120 shops and cafes, from high end designers such as Armani & Hollister, to high street favourites Primark and River Island. Variety really is the spice of life at Trinity, offering something for everyone in attractive, easily accessible surroundings.
With so many options, to truly experience shopping in Leeds, it’s definitely worth making a weekend of it – and when you stay at Quebecs Luxury Apartments, you’ll have easy access to all your favourite stores, plus of course our helpful staff who will be more than happy to suggest where to head to when you’re looking for something special. Check availability and start planning the shopping trip of your dreams!