Head North

by Be-Blogger U.K. on: May 21st, 2011

A while ago I headed to Leeds as an invitation press trip for two days to explore the city side of fashion retail, their love of vintage clothing and lifestyle.  Leeds city (capital of the North) is located in West Yorkshire, England the town centre may look humungus on the map but is actually a short walking distance from the main railway station to the main shopping district.

Leeds is known for it’s mix of arts, culture, architecture and style. It has it’s fair share of unique history of industrial revolution where dominate industry like wool, flax, engineering, iron foundaries and printing were vital part of trading.  I became drawn to their charming architecture and admired it’s original feature at the Victoria’s Quarter home to high fashion brands, and Kirkgate Market the largest indoor market in Europe. The are Henry Moore Institute, Leeds Art Gallery and Royal Armouries for art and history lovers like myself and I loved how the old historic building and monuments stand itself so attractively and scenic without dominated by the views of neighbouring modern buildings.

If you fancy heading up north, be sure to check out Leeds Live it Love it website for information for travel and visitors.

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 Guilt free shopping – step this way!

by United Blogs of Benetton on: June 21st, 2010

Every once in a while you come a cross a gem in life, and Mary Portas and her shop, ‘Living & Giving for Save the Children’ is a perfect example.
It is – as the name suggests – a charity shop with the proceeds going to Save the Children.
If you hate second-hand shops because you think they smell musty and you can never find anything you like, this is the charity shop for you.

You see, at first glance you’d be forgiven for thinking it is just another in the long line of expensive designer shops running down Notting Hill’s very popular Westbourne Grove, but look closely and you’ll soon realize that even though all the labels are there (I saw Chanel and Marc Jacobs) the prices are much less than the neighbouring shops and of course it’s pure guilt-free shopping as it’s all for charity.

The smartest charity shop I have ever had the pleasure of visiting, and yes, I did buy something, a vintage brown leather bag for my mum (she’s very happy!)

177 Westbourne Grove
London W11

Check it out next time you’re in London and enjoy!

JackieDixon

 
 

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