Recent research has suggested that Leeds could be the best place to go for a spot of shopping, highlighting its newly opened Victoria Gate shopping centre as the jewel in its retail crown.

Among the retailers based there are John Lewis, with its five-storey flagship store, Tommy Hilfiger, Ghost, Anthropologie and Aspinal of London.

If you’re living in a student or professional letting in Leeds, this could be the ideal opportunity to buy all your gifts before you head home for the easter holidays. 

 Other top spots for a bit of retail therapy – and potentially some good present finds – are the Corn Exchange where you’ll find over 30 unique emporiums selling all things vintage and cool.

 And finally, the research pointed out you’ve still got traditional high street favourites in the form of Top Shop, Primark, River Island and Next, among many others, located in Trinity Leeds. 

If you’re looking for something a bit more up market you should take a look at Victoria Quarter in Leeds that houses the likes of Harvey Nichols, Louis Vuitton, Reiss, Ted Baker and Kiehls to name but a few.

The final piece in the retail jigsaw is the Headrow  Leeds which is the main shopping street where you can find the likes of Zara, H&M, Gap, American Apparel and Office etc.

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