If you read my post on Harvey Nichols, you will know that the Boy and I recently took a trip over to Leeds. I really wanted to go see the Victoria Quarter (where Harvey Nics is located), so today I am going to share parts of our visit with you all.
The Victoria Quarter is located in the heart of Leeds City Centre in a stunning building that is over a hundred years old. Seriously, it is one of the prettiest places I have ever gone shopping. It made such a lovely change from your usual generic shopping centre, and I love how relaxed our time there was. There was no battling past pushchairs or mobility scooters, and it was nice and chilled out.
It is home to over 70 luxury stores, such as All Saints, Kurt Geiger, Louis Vuitton, Jo Malone and many more, and also 6 acclaimed restaurants and eateries, including Bagel & Nash and the restaurants in Harvey Nichols.
We didn’t have time to visit every shop, and some wouldn’t allow photos (missing a trick there, but it’s their loss), but we did manage to visit a few of my favourites.
CRABTREE & EVELYN
I love Crabtree & Evelyn, and the smell when we walked in there was so good. The assistant was nice and friendly, and I could have done some serious damage to my bank account in there.
Well I died and went to heaven in here. From the amazing array of Diptyque candles, to the shelves of skincare as well as Hourglass and Nars, amongst many others, I was beyond happy in here.
One of the nicest stores we visited was Liz Earle. The atmosphere was so calm and tranquil, and the staff were super friendly. It was skincare heaven and nothing was too much trouble for them.
They even looked after the Boy by helping him pick a product, giving him a Mason jar full of flavoured water, as well as some chocolate brownies. I now feel that no other shop will ever match up to this for him.
I like Kiehls a lot, so I was excited to see that they had a store here. It’s so quirky inside, and again, I was very tempted to splash a lot of cash in there.
A highlight of our visit, was a trip to the Illamasqua store. I loved the design and how friendly the staff were. I was given some foundation samples to try, and it was great to see all of the beautiful makeup.
A couple of other stores that we visited were Jo Malone and Molton Brown, but they were a bit fussy about photos – however, the stores were still beautiful and the Jo Malone one in particular was super tempting.
All in all, it was such a nice place to go for a shopping trip and we will definitely be going back so I can have a good look in the other shops. Yes, there’s a slight level of pretension to parts of it, and you can imagine that some people think that they’re special because they shop there, but generally, it is welcoming and warm and a great place to spend a few hours.