Just a few random snaps from another idle wander around Leeds city centre on a rainy afternoon – not your run of the mill high street shops, since you’ve probably seen enough of that on your own doorsteps, and they can get a bit monotonous, seen it all before type of thing.
On this particular day, I managed to snap a few things that looked a bit less ordinary!
Vintage shop, remakes old clothes and offers kilo sales
More vintage bits
I’d heard about kilo sales and seen vintage kilo events advertised on Eventbrite, but I’d never come across a kilo shop! Interesting concept, and very much in tune with reducing waste, and embracing more sustainable fashion. Has anyone been to a kilo sale?
If you’re familiar with Leeds you’ll probably know this dome shaped historic building very well. Bang in the middle of Leeds city centre, full of one-off independent shops.
Fish Heads and Flower Heads: Victoria Quarter
Is that a trout?
Left to right: Pic 1 Kate Spade window – Flowers on rackets on heads, Pic 2 Vivienne Westwood window Pic 3 /4 Bias window, flower heads – is this flower head artistry a thing at the moment?
Such a beautiful arcade, timeless.
The Chilli Shop
I think I read about the Chilli Shop in Time Out a while ago, it’s one of Leeds’ iconic quirky shops and perfect for chilli connoisseurs.
The Indian chief certainly gets your attention…..‘Night at the Museum’ springs to mind.
Another interesting shop
I forgot to get a photo of this cave of intrigue!! I ended up buying some essential oils and the manager gave me this card on the way out suggesting I have a look at the website.
Whatever you’re up to today, have a good one – and if you spot anything a bit less ordinary, do share!! 😊💫
24 thoughts on “A Few Quirky Bits! Leeds City Centre”
Thanks for adding a splash of color to our day. 🙂
Glad you enjoyed it, thanks 🙏✨
I especially like the Corn Exchange pictures. We’re going to Leeds in a few weeks; your post has reminded me of how much there is to photograph there.
Aww lovely, have a nice time when you get to Leeds, I’m sure there’ll be plenty to keep you entertained. I’ve done a couple of Leeds posts so far…. The Corn Exchange sometimes hosts different events as well, so worth checking to see what’s on. Thanks for reading, and safe travels Helen🔆😊🏙
Thanks for the post. You changed your Gravatar. Nice. 🙏🏻
What a lovely tour – thanks for sharing.
I used to work in Leeds, as a beer taster for Tetley’s Brewery at Hunslet! The city centre has changed beyond recognistion since I was last there. It looks so vibrant.
Beer tasting, that sounds like nice work!! 🍻😊
Yes Leeds has definitely evolved over the years from what I an see, lots more shops, but still not really a geared up as a tourist city. Leeds seems to be morphing into something else. If you ever come in via train it’s shocking to see the amount of new tower blocks and apartment buildings being built, more and more and more like a forest of towers…🏙
What a brilliant range of shops – everything from indie to high end, vintage to plain bonkers. How fabulous to have such a great selection in your neighbourhood.
Lol, everywhere needs a bit of bonkers I guess 😄💫
Many thanx for the awesome tour.
You’re welcome, glad you enjoyed the post ✨
Love your photos! Leeds looks like an interesting city to begin with, but your photos have turned it into a Must See Destination.
I really like the kilo sales. The thrift store in our neighbourhood will charge you $10 for a grocery bag full of clothes, which is kind of the same idea, I guess. A person can get some pretty nifty outfits in a kilo/grocery bag, amirite?
Thanks for reading, glad the post has inspired some interest in Leeds, it’s a popular city. ✨
I’ve never actually been to a kilo sale, so I can’t tell you for me personally, but I’ve heard other people talk about them and vlog about them in the UK, they’re normally advertised and you have to buy tickets and queue for hours by all accounts lol, mainly students though, and a lot of the clothes they pick up seem to be vintage sports-wear, so great if you’re into that kind of thing as it’s usually quite expensive to buy the vintage stuff nowadays…I’d be curious to hear of any that differ from this though 🛍
The corn Exchange looks cool! I can’t believe I missed that on my visit there.
Pop in next time you’re up there, or when they have any interesting special events – I think the website gives regular updates 😊
I will definitely check this out. Thanks!
What interesting shops there. I particularly like the Corn Exchange with its individual shops. I love places like that. I like to support small businesses when I can. Is this Leeds in the UK (Yorkshire), or is there a Leeds City in the USA? I noted that the Kilo store has £ in the window and not $. I thought you were in America (no idea why I should assume that!) I’ve never been to Leeds over here. Mind you, I haven’t been anywhere much. Perhaps, I should pay it a visit. I like train travel – it’s relatively easy (on the mainlines) with a wheelchair. Mmm …
Thanks for reading Ellie, this is Leeds in the UK, 100% good old Yorkshire!! I’m UK based lol, sometimes I do the same and get an idea in my head about where people from – like building a character 😊
Like you, I like to support independent shops wherever I can, plus they usually have more interesting and unique things for sale,different from the latest trends. Wow, I had no idea there was a ‘Leeds’ in the USA as well, that’s really interesting ✨ I wonder if they have much in common…
Yes, I notice that wheelchair accommodation on mainline trains/stations is very much the norm these days, as it should be really👌 If you do get around to it, have a lovely time in Leeds 🔆
I wonder why I assumed you were in America. I think my son may be moving up to Yorkshire in a few months. I’ll miss him terribly as he’s not that far from me in Essex at the moment. But, that’s another story. I’m not sure if there is a Leeds in the USA – I guess, as I assumed you were from there that there would then also be a Leeds as well. Lots of town or city names are used in more than one country, I suppose. I’m in Chelmsford, UK, and I know there is also a Chelmsford in Massachusetts, USA too. Have a lovely evening, Cherie. 😊💓🤗
Aww Ellie, I hope the excuse for you to make lots of nice trips to Yorkshire make it a bit easier when your son moves 🤗 You’re right, there are a lot of duplicate town and city names from the UK in the US and other places to – like Manchester in Jamaica lol!! Have a restful weekend 💛✨
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What fun shops.
I love the idea of buying by the kilo!
I came across the Kilo shopping concept very recently and was intrigued…seems like a good idea…shopping is evolving! 😊🛍