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shortlisted in the Drapers Awards 2011
– and vintage clothiers Mad Elizabeth.
Indeed, a love of all things antique has put Leeds on the vintage map; Blue
Rinse started here and remains here, its wares stocked in Topshops across
the country, while other notable vintage hangouts include Upstaged in the
Grand Arcade, Secondhand on Lower Briggate and Pop Boutique and Best
Vintage, both around the corner from Blue Rinse’s fagship, near the Corn
Exchange. For designer labels in an independent setting, Accent has been
a leading name in the Queen’s Arcade for some 25 years, stocking Ralph
Lauren, Barbour, Armani Jeans and many more for men and women.
Torntons Arcade is another beautiful and notable place to visit where you’ll
fnd independent and stylish shops such as Hip and Chimp.
DAPPER GENTS
Contemporary tailor James Michelsberg ofers a diferent take on
classic gentlemen’s styles. Building on the city’s fantastic heritage of textiles
and tailoring (think Burton’s, once the biggest tailors in the world, and
Berwin & Berwin, one of Europe’s largest suit manufacturers today), James
started his business in 2006 to indulge his passion for bespoke suits and the
fnest shirts and accessories.
TRINITY LEEDS WILL OPEN IN THE
SPRING OF 2013 AND WILL ALSO PLAY
HOST TO THE FIRST EVERYMAN CINEMA
OUTSIDELONDON.
Lane and Te Headrow host highstreet favourites such as Topshop,
American Apparel, Ofce, and TK Maxx, while Leeds-born big brands
Moda in Pelle, Azendi and Nicholas Deakin all occupy fagship sites in the
grand Victoria Quarter.
It’s no surprise then that Leeds has been chosen as the base for Land
Securities’ latest venture, a 1,000,000 square foot, £350million development
with 120 units for shops, restaurants and kiosks. Trinity Leeds will open in
the spring of 2013 and will also play host to the frst Everyman Cinema
outside London, a four screen boutique theatre holding some 380 seats.
Te development will be a modern new neighbour to its namesake, the 18th
century, Grade I listed Holy Trinity Church on Boar Lane and looks set to
complement Leeds’ traditional shopping arcades which bisect the length of
Briggate and provide the city’s trademark characterful shopping experience.
THE INDIE COOL CLUB
Te success stories of Aqua, Azendi and the like are proof that Leeds is
an independent retailers’ playground. Bird’s Yard has reinvigorated the city’s
indie scene over the last couple of years, as has the Corn Exchange, which
plays host to several boutiques, including Japan-inspired men and ladieswear
designers MKI Miyuki-Zoku, high-end men’s outftters, Kiosk 78 – both
Retail Therapy