Built more than 100 years ago, the Victoria Quarter, located in the heart of the city centre just off Briggate, is both a retail haven for the high end shopper and a cultural hot spot. This exquisite 19th century space is a hub of over 70 leading designer stores for those with cash to splash as well as those who simply fancy window shopping in the likes of Louis Vuitton, Paul Smith and Vivienne Westwood. More affordable premium brands such as All Saints and Aqua Couture (a store originating in Leeds) can also be found here. Hot couples look no further; hop into uber cool Parisian store The Kooples and bag yourself an ad campaign. Renown for its slick, luxe tailoring, they love an edgy couple or two. Are you a sucker for a good discount? Get yourself down to the Victoria Quarter’s annual shopping affair on October 10, when it is hosting a night of event only offers and discounts. This year they’re going all New York with their Big Apple theme. Who said we need 5th Avenue when we have Victoria Quarter on our doorsteps.
Nina Keshmiri, Online Fashion Editor
Illustrations: Lily Dessau