Victoria Leeds continues to attract the most exciting and unique brands to Leeds city centre and is set to welcome seven new brands this season.
Through Autumn and Winter, Victoria Leeds will add to the five which opened over the summer to bring new experiences to Leeds across brasserie and fine dining, fashion, eyewear, jewellery and patisseries and tea.
The new brands almost ready to throw open their doors are Monica Vinader, Ikaro, Pour Moi, and Caffe Concerto, whilst Le Blé, Bird & Blend Co and trendy Ace & Tate are now open in Victoria Quarter.
This much-loved London jewellery brand has long been a cult classic for the fashion crowd in the capital and will soon open in Victoria Quarter in a prime spot on Briggate. This will be the brand’s first full-price standalone boutique outside of London and will bring luxury yet everyday jewellery that’s designed to make you feel like the best version of you.
Ikaro is a new-to-the-scene, high-end dining and food offering which is due to open this autumn in the former East 59th space next to ISSHO on Victoria Gate’s rooftop restaurant level. Offering seafood, grills and a Champagne bar, Ikaro will provide a classy late-night offering. Ikaro opens another venture at the same time, in central Manchester making this a truly Northern newcomer.
Online lingerie, nightwear and beachwear specialists, Pour Moi, will be opening their first brick-and-mortar store in Victoria Gate, offering luxurious and supportive garments in a huge range of sizes, adding a touch of glamour to customers’ lingerie collection.
Italian brasserie brand Caffe Concerto brings a stylish restaurant and fine food experience to the city. Leeds is the second location to open outside of London and will be positioned within Victoria Gate with outdoor seating onto Harewood Street.
Perfect for Instagrammable brunching, Mediterranean bakery and patisserie brand, Le Ble, offers carefully created coffee art and the freshest baked, Mediterranean-inspired goods, from desserts and sandwiches to cakes and croissants.
Ace & Tate
Environmentally conscious eyewear courtesy of Ace & Tate can now be found on King Edward St, following the opening of its new Leeds store in Victoria Quarter. Designed in-house by a team in Amsterdam, this B. Corp-certified brand has both ethics and style in spades.
Bird & Blend Co
The eco-conscious award-winning tea company Bird & Blend Tea Co opened their Leeds store this month, bringing a tea lover’s paradise to Victoria Quarter, offering a range of over 100 blends.
New Victoria Leeds openings reach double figures in 6 months.
This summer saw Victoria Leeds welcome five other brands - Phase Eight, Whistles, The Whisky Shop, Jimmy Fairly, and the now-open Townhouse Nails. Added to this Autumn’s newcomers, the trend continues - Victoria Leeds is the shopping destination in the North for finding the most exciting, independent, exclusive and high-end brands.
Victoria Leeds combines the unique heritage of the Victoria Quarter’s historic arcades with the awe-inspiring architecture of the modern Victoria Gate to truly offer a destination in its own right, to shop, eat, drink, and experience more.
Jo Coburn, senior general manager, said: “Victoria Leeds continues to buck the trend in the retail space by welcoming yet another wave of fantastic new brands to our beautiful arcades. It’s where premium brands and those with something special to offer find their home.
“We’re really broadening what we have to offer our visitors. As well as great shopping, you can truly spend a whole day here dining, people watching, engaging with friends and family in games and entertainment, as well as attending to your own self care with an abundance of beauty services and a specialist yoga studio.
“I’m really proud of how Victoria Leeds has continued to go from strength to strength over the last few years and we’re looking forward to what is still to come.”
The new brands will sit alongside more than 85 other household names who already call Victoria Leeds home. Distinguished designer brands and premium high street favourites such as Harvey Nichols, Vivienne Westwood, Louis Vuitton, John Lewis, Jo Malone, COS, Molton Brown, and Boodles as well as destination foodie spots like The Ivy and The Ivy Asia currently sit within Victoria Leeds, offering an amazing day out for any keen shopper, foodie or day tripper.