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Shopping - Victoria Quarter -
You would be foolish to ignore Victoria Quarter, described as one of the UK's most beautiful shopping centres and known as the premium shopping centre in the North of England. Bringing together brands such as Ted Baker, Vivienne Westwood, Karen Millen, French Connection, Diesel, Space NK, Hobbs, All Saints and Jigsaw, as well as being home to the first Harvey Nichols store outside London - sealing VQ's reputation as a haven for those in the know when it comes to the elusive secret of style.
As Victoria Quarter's reputation has flourished so too have the surrounding areas, existing buildings close by have been transformed into stylish loft apartments and Vicar Lane is emerging as the natural extension to VQ's product offering.
Victoria Quarter was originally designed by architect Frank Matcham. He used rich marbles, gilded mosaics, handsome cast and wrought iron, as well as carved and polished mahogany, to create two streets, two arcades and the Empire Theatre (now Harvey Nichols). Today Matcham's work has been sympathetically restored to its original splendour, introducing the style and creativity of the present.
The mix of retailers, together with breath-taking architecture (the centre is home to the largest stained glass window in England) and continental atmosphere, has given the city something completely different. And as VQ's reputation has grown so too has its catchment area, with people travelling from as far afield as New York, France and Italy. It is quite simply something far too unique to miss
Directions: Victoria Quarter is situated at the heart of the Leeds shopping area, close to both bus and railway stations, taxi ranks and city centre car parks.
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