Thursday, 31 October 2013

Harpers Jewellers Open in VQ

Harpers Jewellers Open in VQ

Founded in 1985, Harpers Jewellers has become one of Yorkshire’s most prestigious jewellery stores. The family run business offers a warm, welcome and personal atmosphere, our highly trained staff are constantly seeking to combine the highest quality of product along with the highest quality of service.
With over 60 years of combined experience , our sales professionals have wide ranging experience within the jewellery industry and have attained standards such as The Professional Jewellers’ Diploma, Professional Jewellers’ Gemstone Diploma, Accredited American Gemological Laboratories Diamond Grader along with work experience within one of the world’s finest watch houses.
We are also proud to offer in house watch repairs and restoration. Our wealth of experience and knowledge enables us to source some of the world’s finest gemstones which we strive to deliver at the most attractive price possible. We are happy to offer a bespoke service, whether sourcing a specific stone, re-modelling a current piece of jewellery, or restoration.

The newest addition to the world of Harpers, our state of the art ‘Swiss style’ workshop, was built with the assistance of one of the world’s most prestigious watch houses. Our workshop enables us to provide the highest standard of after sales service, that we feel should always offered to our clients, without compromising on quality. Our highly skilled watch maker has a wealth of experience with one of the world’s most popular watch houses, and since joining us has gained accreditation with several other prestigious brands.

Harpers are also happy to offer the following:
Pre-owned watches
Pre-owned jewellery
Part exchange
Sale on Commission Service

Harpers Jewellers
9, County Arcade
Victoria Quarter
#Leeds LS1 6BW
T: 0113 242 3199


Ted Baker opens newly refurbished Leeds store

Ted Baker opens newly refurbished #Leeds store
Ted Baker is excited to announce a full refurbishment of his successful Leeds store in the North East of England on 1st November 2013. The 3191 square foot new store design takes inspiration from both owls and wool. The fleece symbolises the historic wool industry throughout Leeds, whilst the owls are taken from the traditional Leeds coat of arms. Ted has combined both inspirations to create a patriotic and intriguing store concept.

The ground floor is divided into four rooms with archways into each area connecting the space. Two of the rooms are dressed with classical décor and house the menswear collections. Old portraits of local architects and dressmakers adorn the walls and their faces replaced with various breeds of owl. The remaining rooms house the Phormal collections, and to the ceiling is a large glass box filled with a life-size flocked sheep, wearing a hat and bow tie. Elastic looms weave through the different rooms, finally joining together on one wall to replicate the production line of cotton.

A traditional staircase leads customers to the first floor with ribbed glass laid onto deep blue & orange wallpaper. The first floor hosts the womenswear collections where on one wall is a large bookcase, which displays highlights of the women’s accessories collection. On the opposite wall, lenticular panels show owls in flight fluttering across the space. A backdrop of laser cut metal panels, cut to replicate large feathers with mirror and fabric infills and swags of fabric voiles run along the window, framing the decadent area. Oval tables with contrasting tops that appear to have been stitched together host the women’s luxurious accessory collections.

The glass top cash desk is filled with cotton reels of thread in various colours, drawing attention to this area of the store; the bottom half is divided into small pigeon holes, with each diagonal section filled with different items such as branded balls of wool and knitting needles. The surrounding wallpaper features knitting and crochet patterns and abstract feather shapes. Reupholstered machinist chairs feature as seating throughout the store, with spinning wheels, spools, owl statues and collections of branded buttons dress the eclectic space.

Awash with nostalgia and old-fashioned glamour, Ted’s Womenswear collection is a modern classic with a stylish palette of soft nudes and natural hues, deepened with rich chilli reds and lighter bottle greens. Whether you’re a man-about-town or a true country gent, Ted’s taken the express line to dapper and debonair for his Menswear collection. Mustards and muted teals sit alongside dark reds and purples to deliver an essential collection that puts the ‘aah’ into suave. For the perfect platform to leave a lasting impression, take the scenic route with Ted this AW13: striking colours, breath-taking prints and dramatic fabrics combine to create a stylishly modern collection designed to make you stop in your tracks.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

W. Hamond - The Original Whitby Jet Shop Opens in VQ

Now Open! Award winning jewellers W. Hamond - The Original Whitby Jet Shop – are proud to be bringing their stunning Whitby Jet jewellery to the Victoria Quarter, which they have been designing and hand making in Yorkshire for over 150 years.
Since local man James Storr first opened its doors to an admiring Whitby public in 1860, W Hamond has been using locally sourced Whitby Jet and transforming it into desirable and stunning jewellery designs.
In addition to the fabulous Whitby Jet jewellery found in their Whitby and York boutiques, their new VQ location will be home to an extensive range of diamond designs and contemporary collections which will offer customers unique British hand crafted jewellery like no other.
W Hamond
Victoria Quarter

Monday, 28 October 2013

Hire Yo! Sushi

Hire Yo! Sushi
Organise an event with a difference and enjoy the exclusive hire of Yo! Sushi at Harvey Nichols Leeds.
From corporate networking through to Christmas or New Year celebrations, enjoy bespoke food and drink packages at this unique venue.
For more information or to make a booking please contact Yo! Sushi on 0113 245 0612 or email

Cinderella Pre-Theatre Dining Package at Harvey Nichols

Cinderella Pre-Theatre Dining Package
The World Première of the Northern Ballet’s stunning production of Cinderella will be showing at Leeds Grand Theatre this December.
Make the experience particularly special with a delicious pre-theatre dinner at Harvey Nichols Fourth Floor Café.
For £70 per person, enjoy an amuse-bouche, a three course dinner and petit fours, before taking premium seats to see Northern Ballet’s Cinderella at Leeds Grand Theatre including a souvenir programme.
Available Tuesday 17 – Thursday 19 December 2013 and also Thursday 2 January 2014.
Dinner at 5pm, performance time 7pm.
For full details and to book, please call Harvey Nichols Fourth Floor Café on 0113 204 8000 or email

New Year's Eve 2013 at Harvey Nichols

New Year's Eve 2013 at Harvey Nichols #Leeds
  This event has now sold out.However Harvey Nichols have a waiting list for any cancellations and you can add your name to the list by calling the restaurant on 0113 2048000
Inspired by F. Scott Fitzgerald’s second novel, “The Beautiful and Damned”, join us for a New Year’s Eve party to rival all others.

Published in 1922, just as the Jazz Age was beginning to hit its stride, the war was over, the economy was booming, the alcohol was flowing, the music was swinging, and the party appeared to be never-ending…
Embody the spirit of the era for a bacchanalian celebration; the only way to welcome 2014.

The evening commences at 7pm with a Champagne and canapé reception in the Ground Floor Espresso Bar, followed by a bespoke, delicious six course menu in the Fourth Floor Café. During dinner, enjoy live music performed by jazz vocalist Nikki Allen with entertainment and dancing until the early hours.

Dress Code – New York 1920s Jazz Glam.

Tickets are £100 per person.

For more information or to purchase tickets please call 0113 204 8000 or email

Carols by Candlelight at Harvey Nichols

Carols by Candlelight
Wrap up warm and join Harvey Nichols on Sunday evenings throughout December for Christmas carols with St Peter’s Church Choir, followed by a three course dinner and a glass of Harvey Nichols mulled wine.

Founded by Harry Fernley in 1977, St Peter’s singers is one of the leading chamber choirs in the North of England with an enviable reputation for performing festive favourites.
Song sheets will be given out on arrival and guests are welcome to join in on a selection of carols.

£29.50 per person
Espresso Bar, Harvey Nichols #Leeds
6.30pm – 9pm
Every Sunday from 8 – 22 December

View the Menu Here:

Places are limited so booking is essential; please call the Espresso Bar to purchase tickets on 0113 244 1065 or email

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Support Your Balls with Nicholas Deakins this Movember

Support Your Balls with Nicholas Deakins this Movember
Nicholas Deakins are launching a new range of underwear this November.
In unique ND style, and in conjunction with the Leeds Rhinos, the range is being launched in an exciting and innovative way.
Rhinos’ players Lian Sutcliffe, Kallum Watkins and Ian Kirke took part in a Victorian style photoshoot featuring the three sporting antique-taches and a pair of ND Essentials.
For every pair of underwear purchased throughout November, ND will donate 20% of the profits to the Movember UK Charity.
Each year #Movember is responsible for thousands of men across the globe sprouting moustaches in order to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and testicular cancer.
The underwear is available now in a multi pack in black and grey marl and priced at £20 per pack from their Victoria Quarter store.
Nicholas Deakins
61, Vicar Lane
Tel: 0113 234 9200

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Get Your Nails Into Halloween at Crabtree & Evelyn


Get Your Nails Into Halloween at Crabtree & Evelyn

Scary news!
Crabtree & Evelyn’s nail lacquer in Clementine and Black Cherry is sure to give your talons a terrifying Halloween makeover.

Available in store now at £6 per bottle.

The lacquer applies beautifully, dries fast and is formulated without the toxic chemicals commonly found in nail polish, leaving you with a rich, eye-catching colour that lasts.

Nail the look & dare to scare this Halloween at …

Crabtree & Evelyn UK
4 Queen Victoria Street,
The Victoria Quarter,
T: 0113 246 9460

Friday, 11 October 2013

Customers take a bite of The Big Apple at VQ event

Thursday 10th October saw nearly 1,000 people queuing outside Victoria Quarter Leeds for the start of the centre’s annual Shopping Affair extravaganza, which was another great success in spite of the prevailing economic climate.
Each Shopping Affair has a different overarching theme, with this year’s being New York.
Customers were entertained by live music from a Frank Sinatra act, dancers, aerial artistes, living statues and stilt walkers, whilst the centre was further transformed with NY street signs, an 8ft Statue of Liberty, popcorn stalls and a genuine New York Yellow Taxi. Shoppers also took full advantage of exclusive offers and discounts available throughout the centre’s stores.
Now in its tenth year, The Shopping Affair is Victoria Quarter’s flagship shopping evening, generating significant takings for the centre’s 70 stores. Attendance was in excess of 9,500 people over the course of the evening, making the VQNY event one of the most successful in its ten year history.
VQ Centre Director, John Bade commented, “Whilst The Shopping Affair is most certainly about shopping, the added value of the themes and live entertainment contribute significantly to its overall appeal and success.
“Competition in retail is intense at any time,” he continued, “arguably even more so these days with the advent of increasing online options for shoppers adding to strong offers from the High Street. Events such as these are as much a night out for customers, as they are an opportunity to take advantage of exclusive store discounts and, taken as a whole, provide a great evening that only adds to customer’s shopping experience.”
Mr Bade added, “Keeping shoppers engaged with the centre is something we can never be complacent about, so it was especially pleasing to see attendance so high at this year’s event.”
Initial data suggests that takings were in line with last year’s event, the second most successful in the ten year holding of the Shopping Affair, maintaining the overall upward trend for the event.
Next year's Shopping Affair will take place on Thursday 9th October 2014.

Sole Heaven at Harvey Nichols

Harvey Nichols #Leeds are delighted to invite you to Sole Heaven!

Pamper yourself with pedicures, manicures and indulgent massages, as we showcase the latest footwear and accessories trends for Autumn/Winter 2013.

Wednesday 16 October 2013
6.30pm – 9.30pm
Shoe department, Second Floor

Enjoy complimentary drinks and entertainment throughout the evening.

Tickets £10 including a complimentary goody bag.
Booking is essential as places are limited.

Please call 0113 204 8888 to reserve your place now or ask a member of staff for more details.

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Filmore & Union is bringing a new kind of dining to Victoria Quarter

Hidden gem brings healthy food and great service to Victoria Quarter Leeds –Refuel while you shop !!
Filmore & Union is bringing a new kind of dining to Victoria Quarter #Leeds – good quality, pure and naturally healthy food with amazing customer service.
Filmore & Union isn’t a typical health food restaurant, It’s stylish and cosy and the food is light and refreshingly different – which is why it’s such a hit with young people, ladies who lunch and the older generation who recognise quality and the appeal of healthy eating and it’s so exciting that they are opening in the heart of the victoria quarter with an express bar where you can sit and refuel with one of their healthy fresh remedy juices all made fresh to order complete with health shots like acai and wheatgrass,  an energizing salad or one of their signature tagines or for a more  leisurely lunch relax in their stylish restaurant with a more extensive health inspired menu .
They make absolutely everything themselves from the hummus in your bagel to the chutney on your plate, and they make sure it’s food that everyone enjoys. They love to innovate, finding new, nutrient-packed combinations that taste gorgeous – like their wheatgrass and orange dressing, or gluten and dairy free orange and lavender cake.
They also focus heavily on foods for customers with dairy, gluten and wheat intolerances and both places will be open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch, early dinners and all-day healthy Sunday brunch
( think  jazz , Sunday papers and buckwheat pancakes with smoked salmon and a glass of prosecco ).

Filmore & Union
Queen Victoria Street
Victoria Quarter

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Peony & Blush at Jo Malone

                  Peony & Blush at Jo Malone London
The essence of charm - peonies in voluptuous bloom & exquisitely fragile, add the flirtatious juicy bite of red apple and the opulence of jasmine, rose and gillyflower. Plus mingling with the sensuality of soft, blush suede, and you have the luxurious and seductive NEW Peony & Blush Suede Collection, now available at Jo Malone.

Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede Cologne
30ml £30/100ml £78

Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede Body & Hand Wash

Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede Body Crème

Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede Home Candle
To uplift, to wind down, or simply to add an air of luxury to any room - transform the atmosphere with the luxurious and opulent scent of peonies in voluptuous bloom, mingling with the sensuality of soft, blush suede.

Treat yourself to a touch of Peony & Blush Suede luxe this season at…

Jo Malone
15–17 Queen Victoria Street,
Victoria Quarter
T: 0113 245 5588

Christmas at the Fourth Floor

Christmas Dining at Harvey Nichols #Leeds

It’s never too soon to start preparing for the festive season!

Whether you’re planning an intimate dinner for two or a night out with a group of friends or colleagues, let the Fourth Floor Café and Ground Floor Espresso Bar indulge you and your guests this Christmas.

Featuring dishes such as confit chicken and pheasant terrine, delicious Bolton Abbey rump of lamb with potato fondant and winter greens, as well as traditional favourites including Harvey Nichols Christmas pudding; the team at Harvey Nichols Leeds will ensure you celebrate the season in style.

Fourth Floor Café
View the menu:
Enjoy three delicious courses for £30

Espresso Bar
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Enjoy two courses and a glass of festive mulled wine for £15

Their Christmas menus are available from Monday 25 November – Tuesday 31 December
For more information or to make a reservation please call 0113 204 8000 or email

Prix Fixe and Prosecco

Prix Fixe and Prosecco
Join Harvey Nichols #Leeds at the Fourth Floor Café this autumn and experience their Prix Fixe and Prosecco dining offer with two courses and a glass of Prosecco for £20.
The stunning array of meals include ceviche of lemon sole with avocado purée; roast hake fillet with glazed salsify, samphire, fennel velouté and Scottish cockles, to be followed with an indulgent vanilla custard and all butter shortbread sandwich with cinnamon ice cream and cider caramel apples.
An offer not to be missed; enjoy any two courses from their set menu and a glass of sparkling wine for £20, or upgrade to a satisfying three dishes for £22.50.

Available Tuesday – Friday, between 5.30pm – 10pm

Click here to view the menu:

For more information or to make a reservation please call 0113 204 8000 or email

Halloween Film Night At Harvey Nichols The Espresso Bar.

Halloween Film Night At The Espresso Bar.
Spook yourself silly on the scariest evening of the year at Harvey Nichols #Leeds Halloween Film Night this October!

Immerse yourself in the screening of Tim Burton’s eerie classic Edward Scissorhands, starring Johnny Depp, at the Espresso Bar, which will be transformed into a scary yet stylish Halloween haunt for the evening.

For movie munchies, enjoy a trick-or-treat festive welcome drink and three course dinner included in the ticket price.

Thursday 31 October
Ground Floor Espresso Bar

Tickets cost £24.50, (£20 for children under 16 years old).
Please note a deposit of £10.00 per person is required when booking.

Places are limited so booking is essential; please call the Espresso Bar to purchase tickets on 0113 204 8000 or email

Espresso 15 at Harvey Nichols

 Espresso 15
New to Harvey Nichols #Leeds is Espresso 15 – a special dining offer exclusive to the Ground Floor Espresso Bar.

Whether you’re off to watch a performance at the new Leeds arena, or planning to meet up with friends after a long day at work, visit the Espresso Bar and choose from the Espresso 15 menu with three courses for £15, or the lighter option of 2 courses for £12.

Available 7 days a week at the Ground Floor Espresso Bar, Harvey Nichols Leeds
Monday – Wednesday: 12pm – 6pm
Thursday: 12pm – 8pm
Friday – Saturday: 12pm – 7pm
Sunday: 12pm – 5pm

View the menu here:

For more information or to make a reservation please call 0113 204 8000 or email

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Get Fit at Swarovski

Get Fit at Swarovski
Swarovski’s A/W13 Fit earrings in silver night really hit the key trends this season. Head down to boutique located on Queen Victoria Street and illuminate your style!
Explore Swarovski’s beautifully crafted Nirvana ring in Jet hematite – a striking piece for A/W13 which sparkles from all angles. #SecretTreasures
Sparkle this season with Swarovski’s stunning Appollon ring. Embellished with the combination of jet and clear crystal it’s the perfect statement piece.
34 Queen Victoria Street
Tel: 0113 244 3993

Halloween at Illamasqua

Illamasqua are the go-to brand for all Halloween extraverts and this year have created a collection specifically for their favourite holiday.
Whether you’re going gothic glam or sensually spooky, these limited edition products are the perfect finishing touch.

NEW Nail Varnish in Swarm (clear top coat with black speckles) - £14.50
NEW False Lash in Bat (black) - £14.50
NEW Bat Duo Set - £25.00 (save £4.00)

Want to stand out from the crowd this Halloween? Why not book in with one of Illamasqua's talented make-up artists who will create a bespoke look like no other.

Illamasqua offer a 45 minute experience for £30, or £50 for a full hour and a half, all prices fully redeemable against product purchased on the day of appointment.

For all bookings, please call – 0844 984 1700

6, County Arcade
Victoria Quarter
Tel: 0203 603 5487

Laurence Campbell at Paul Smith

Laurence Campbell at Paul Smith
Picture perfect at VQ’s Paul Smith store, as the current T-shirt and print designs by celebrated artist, Laurence Campbell, are now in!
Each of the special T-shirts priced at £49 comes with a free Laurence Campbell screen printed poster.
The creations are part of the Red Ear Collection, with inspiration for the name deriving from the Japanese translation for the term selvedge, which when translated to English becomes exactly that - Red Ear.
For autumn/winter ‘13 the Red Ear collection at Paul Smith, goes back to its Japanese roots. Taking inspiration from the book A Criminal Investigation - renowned Japanese photographer, Watabe Yukichi, focuses on a particularly gruesome and mysterious murder committed in the late 1950s. The clothes worn by the detectives in this book have heavily influenced the current collection, which includes exclusive prints by comic artist Laurence Campbell - who has produced work for 2000 AD, Image Comics and Marvel, using pencil and ink in his work.
So get on the case for some Campbell creations at…..

Paul Smith
17/19 King Edward Street,
Victoria Quarter,
T: 0113 245 0728