First stop, the Victoria Quarter Arcade and my favourite shop Rose & Co. It is a vintage style apothecary selling lots of traditional tinctures and remedies as well as lots of sweet smelling toiletries. Downstairs is a boudoir full of vintage-style clothing and lingerie. The staff are dressed in old-style uniforms, my favourite was the vintage rockabilly girl with amazing tattoos
A peer through the Mulberry window at a treasure trove of handbags
I can't remember which boutique this was (possibly Thomas Sabo) but it had a very pretty display of jewellery
The All Saints window displays are the same around the country I think, featuring lots of old sewing machines
A beautiful flower shop at the entrance of the Victoria Quarter
The Corn Exchange is another 'shopping mall' and another beautiful Victorian building. I remember being here one New Year's Eve many years ago when it was turned into a nightclub, it was a lot of fun and a fabulous venue. Meanwhile, during the day it has lots of little boutique units and a lovely restaurant in the basement. I loved the detail on the pink dress which was clothed on a mannequin outside one of the boutiques, although I can't imagine at what kind of event I would ever have an occasion to wear it. I ended up buying only this pink fan
There were so many sweet treats that took my eye - candies, cupcakes, chocolates, ice-cream... mmmm....
We went into Harvey Nichols department store for a Strawberry Champagne cocktail to drink alongside some marinated olives and honey roasted cashews. I also bought some boxes of Japanese sweet snacks from the Food Hall, I really love foreign packaging, especially Japanese
And finally, the view from our hotel window, reminding us of the major industrial player Leeds once was.