Harvey Nichols Leeds presents a host of special celebrations this October, marking its 25th anniversary in the city.
The luxury retailer first opened its doors on 23rd October 1996 to crowds of curious onlookers and fashion-savvy shoppers, all keen to get a first glimpse of the coveted fashion collections and luxury products on offer.
The first Harvey Nichols store to open outside of London, coining Leeds its nickname as the ‘Knightsbridge of the North’, presented five floors of enviable fashion, innovative beauty, luxury food and fine wine – never before seen in the region. As the anchor retailer in the beautiful and historic Victoria Quarter, the store holds a special place in the retail landscape of Leeds and has become a firm favourite with visitors and residents seeking the ultimate retail and dining experience in the city.
Celebrating its landmark birthday this October, the store will present a series of events, competitions and promotions, with special treats on offer for customers shopping instore during the birthday weekend.
Kicking off the celebrations, customers can join 'The Beauty Social' on Wednesday 20th October with a night of beauty trends, tips and tricks showcasing the latest cult brands and hero products. With Prosecco in full flow, expert masterclasses, a live DJ set and a Harvey Nichols Gift Bag to take home, it’s the ultimate celebration of beauty and the perfect opportunity to get preened and prepped for the festive season.
For those craving an Autumn Winter wardrobe update, there’s a chance to win the ultimate Personal Shopping experience with £1,000 to spend instore**. From 15th – 22nd October, in collaboration with Victoria Leeds, the luxury retailer is giving one lucky customer the chance to win a luxury shopping spree with an expert stylist on hand.
Headlining the celebrations, the store will host an all-day shopping event on Saturday 23rd October with complimentary drinks tastings, live DJ sets and party food pop-ups throughout the store. Plus, customers can receive a special birthday scratchcard when they spend £50 or more, to reveal a birthday treat*.
If that wasn’t enough, on Saturday 23rd October from 1pm-5pm, join the resident experts from the Wine Shop to enjoy a celebration of the finest wines from the 'Autumn Wine Festival', with the chance to meet the producers. Plus, a special wine tasting masterclass showcasing the best and brightest bottles from the newest collection of celebrity winemakers.
Raising a glass to 25 years in the city, customers can also enjoy a specially created dining and cocktail menu instore until 30th October. Combining the best of the Fourth Floor Brasserie and Bar, the birthday menu presents three delicious courses with a special birthday cocktail for £25 or with bottomless Harvey Nichols Champagne for £45*. Sip on a classic ‘Rhubarb and Cherry Bramble’ or the specially created ‘Birthday Cake Martini’ to toast the store’s celebrations in the stylish surroundings of the Fourth Floor.
Manju Malhotra, CEO Harvey Nichols, says: “Together with our Leeds store team, we are proud to celebrate our landmark 25th birthday in the city. Shortly before I joined the company, the announcement came that Harvey Nichols Leeds would become the first store to open outside of London. This visionary approach, recognising opportunity in regional cities, made front page news and it swiftly became our foothold in the north, paving the way for a further six Harvey Nichols stores across Britain and Ireland, along with six internationally.
As the Leeds store continues to enjoy its position as the ultimate retail and dining destination in the city, we would like to thank our store team and our customers for their years of loyal custom and to invite them all to join us in celebrating our special birthday with a whole host of special events this October”.
For more information about the birthday celebrations taking place at Harvey Nichols, Leeds, visit harveynichols.com