Blog : The best five secret shops to seek out in Leeds
Upstaged, 5 Grand Arcade, City Centre
Upstaged is an eccentric boutique stocking original vintage, reproduction vintage and other alternative brands, such as a wide range of Dr Marten shoes and Pamela Mann hosiery. Upstaged also features an upstairs Burlesque boutique stocking all that a budding burlesquer could possibly need, such as: corsets, lingerie and other accessories.
Birds Yard, 83 Kirkgate, City Centre
Discover a bizarre blend of vintage and handmade inspired stalls within this newly established project – a house full of wonderful local artistic talent such as clothing by Daisy Cutter, Couture Hats by Beth Hirst and printed t-shirts from Beating Arts. Hidden away on Kirkgate this secret shopping location is worth the trip for something unusual. Quite possibly the new version of the old-school Corn Exchange.
The Third Estate, 102 Merrion Centre, City Centre
A fantastic boutique, hidden behind Morrisons, stocking stylish and ethical brands such as Fred Perry, Get Cutie and Ethletic vegetarian shoes for men and women. The Third Estate is one of few stockists of Fred Perry for women in Leeds and offers a wide range of items. The Third Estate is trendy, quirky and top quality, a definite must-see for Leeds fashionistas.
25 Spaces, 25 Back Kensington Terrace, Hyde Park
Home of Antiform Industries and Remade in Leeds, 25 Spaces is a community driven shop selling garments made out of recycled garments. Antiform Industries offer wearable couture-inspired womenswear, incredible statement pieces that are hand made locally. On top of being a hidden shop, 25 Spaces is also a home for a range of other creatives, such as From the Edge vinyl recording.
Rose & Co Boutique, 22-24 County Arcade, City Centre
Although well established in Leeds Victoria Quarter, many may not be aware that the beautiful Rose & Co Apothecary also has a clothing and accessories boutique downstairs. Rose & Co Boutique sells reproduction vintage and vintage-inspired womenswear, lingerie and accessories. The boutique supplies unusual brands such as What Katie Did, Tara Starlet and Stop Staring. A perfect shopping location for party dresses and quirky handmade accessories.
Posted on Monday 9th August 2010