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The Lavish Side of Leeds

1 June 2015
The Lavish Side of Leeds
A destination sure to satisfy any savvy shopper, Leeds is the perfect place for luxurious self-indulgence. Amongst the likes of the famous Louis Vuitton, Armani and DKNY, Leeds City centre is also home to a whole load of other stores stocking everything your expensive tastes require. So if you're lusting after those Valentino courts or you need a fancy new Gucci suit in your life, here is your designer guide to some of the best stores in Leeds stocking those high-class labels.

As the UK's largest independent luxury retail group, Flannels is a destination not to be missed. Located on Vicar Lane, one of the main shopping streets in Leeds, Flannels’ bright and uncluttered interior makes it the perfect atmosphere for a spot of stress-free shopping. Providing the public with clothes, shoes and accessories branded with big labels, here you will find everything from Versace polos to Fendi handbags. As well as the famous names though, Flannels also stocks pieces from new and upcoming designers – the perfect place to discover innovative brands.

Having been around for 30 years and a very successful 30 years at that, Accent Clothing knows its stuff when it comes to designer fashion. Born and bred in Leeds and located in the beautiful Queens Arcade, over the years they have developed a loyal customer following and with the shop’s warm atmosphere and cool trendy interior, it's easy to see why everyone keeps coming back. Stocking men's, women's and children's clothing and accessories, the whole family can be dressed head to toe in the best designer labels. From popular brands such as Belstaff and Armani to local independent designers including Humble Kind Clothing, Accent provides a large array of fashionable labels to suit everyone. As 'denim specialists', don't forget to check out their selection of quality jeans.

Located in luxurious surroundings in Leeds' upmarket shopping destination Victoria Quarter, Aspecto class themselves as a 'Premium Casual Fashion Independent'. Established in 1986, the guys at Aspecto have many successful years under their belts, travelling worldwide to achieve the very best products to stock in their six UK stores. Talking of their stock, it includes 7 For All Mankind jeans, Engineered Garment shirts and Vivienne Westwood sandals, amongst many other designer shoe and garment options perfect for spoiling yourself with. Take your pick from their extensive selection of Belstaff and Barber jackets – the perfect cover up for a chilly British summer!

As well as stocking their very own exclusive label Alex Christopher for those seeking 'edgy individual' style, if you're looking for unique brands, Each To Their Own, located on Duncan Street, offers clothing and accessories from independent UK based designers. Including the likes of Blond and Wise for handmade, one off dresses, Thomas Codd London for British pieces with a touch of 'punk' and ANONYMOUS for UK made unisex clothing, much like their name, Each To Their Own has something for everyone’s individual tastes. With stores in Leeds, Rotherham and Sheffield, this is a Yorkshire gem for those label seekers amongst us.

There you have it, a selection of stores in Leeds to fill your luxurious needs and affluent tastes. Sometimes, we just need to treat ourselves...

Hannah is head of Retail Therapy and Health and Beauty at Leeds Living. She is an English Language Graduate with a penchant for all things fashion and beauty.