I had arranged to catch up with a friend in Leeds city centre last weekend and – as a relatively new addition to Yorkshire’s hottest city – took my sweet time to pick a meeting point. As fate would have it, I stumbled on the sweetest little vintage store while doing some PR for ASOS Marketplace. As the physical shop was situated in Leeds Corn Exchange among hot dogs, camera shops, and a bit of history, the meeting point was set.
The Corn Exchange itself is a Grade One listed structure and one of the UK’s finest Victorian buildings. Now trading as ‘The Home of Boutique Shopping’, the building features balconies of independent businesses, ornate staircases, and artsy teens and adults alike.
As the nature of the businesses suggest, I couldn’t help but find a tantalising number of gorgeous and unique items behind every Corn Exchange doorway; vintage shopping wonders, handmade gifts…even bonsai trees. I think it is my new favourite place.