Grazia Local: What We're Buying In Leeds and Newcastle

17 May 2013 by

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Grazia Local is our regular Who, What, Wear guide to the best bits in UK and Ireland. In this week's issue it’s over to the people of Leeds, Newcastle, York and Sheffield to tell us what’s so brilliant about their cities - from where to visit and what to see. Plus, as a special bonus, we’ve created special Fashion Maps of Leeds and Newcastle, featuring where to shop and highlights of the 10 hottest pieces available to buy in both cities right now. So before you grab a copy of the mag, take our tour and see what made our final cut - here are a few of our favourite buys...

Grazia Local Gallery: Where to shop in Leeds...

1. Aqua - In the Victorian Quarter head to Aqua, Leeds is the label’s home city. Their fun and bright selection of dresses are the secret behind their continued popularity and one of our favoutires is hanging on the rails now.

Hoop earrings,  £85, Aqua

Jen Dress Pink, £42.50, Aqua

Seiber jumpsuit black, £155, Aqua

2. Candy Candy, a tiny haven of girly clothing, kitsch costume jewelry, homewear and hair accessories...

Knitted dress, £85, Candy Candy 0113 245 4955

Apple headband £35, Candy Candy 0113 245 4955

Scarves £29, Candy Candy 0113 245 4955

3. On Vicar Lane you’ll find Flannels Boutique. Aside from it being a veritable fashion mecca, what more reason do you need to visit than this...

 Keyhole Sunglasses £235, Celine

Side Lattice Cage Sandals, £770, Gucci

Striped Lace Short Sleeve Top, £320, MSGM

4. In the Victorian Quarter where you’ll find the city’s most exclusive boutiques including Harvey Nichols...

Monkey Print Silk Dress £280 MSGM at Harvey Nichols 01132048888

Yayoi patent-leather and suede sandals, £525, Sophia Webster at Harvey Nichols 01132048888

Earrings, £190, Iosselliani at Harvey Nichols 01132048888

Necklace, £245, Iosselliani  at Harvey Nichols 01132048888

5. Next door to Harvey Nichols is parisian label the Kooples, aka every cool girls’ favourite store, loved for their rock 'n' roll tailoring and mannish separates.

Red and cream blazer, £345, The Kooples 0113 242 1411 

Black snakeskin shoes, £165, The Kooples 0113 242 1411

Blue alligator printed shorts, £115, The Kooples 0113 242 1411

6. Made in Leeds has been a fashion go–to for three years now – specialising in one-of-a-kind jewellery and signature logo tees...

Antiform Stripe T-Shirt 40 Made in Leeds

Antiform Pleated Skirt £30 Made in Leeds

Antiform Stripe T-Shirt 40 Made in Leeds

Acrylic bangle, from a selection, Made in Leeds

7. Leeds has a great selection of vintage clothing stores. One of our favourites is Pop Boutique, just off Central Road, a hidden treasure trove of clothing, jewellery, retro prints and glassware...

Yellow stripe dress, £30, Pop Boutique 0113 243 2264

Floral dress, £28, Pop Boutique 0113 243 2264

Red printed shirt dress, £18, Pop Boutique 0113 243 2264

Tie-dye t-shirt, £13, Pop Boutique 0113 243 2264

8. Leeds Trinity is the city’s newest shopping destination which opened in March. Head straight to newly-revamped River Island for over two floors of clothing and accessories, including Rihanna for River Island...

Pink Stripe prom dress, £60, River Island

Blue Tie Dye Leather Jacket, £180.00, River Island

Blue floral stripe skirt, £32.00, River Island

Black and gold arrow head necklace, £18, River Island

9. One of our favourite designer boutiques is ‘Seasons’. It has a great selection of casual and catwalk looks and brands including Isabel Marant, Alex Monroe and Hoss Intropia and Acne...

Daisy necklace, £105, Alex Monroe at Seasons

Feather ring, £155, Alex Monroe at Seasons

 Printed dress, £295, Hoss Intropia at Seasons

Printed jeans, £170, Isabel Marantat Seasons

10. On Leed’s busiest shopping street Briggate, you’ll find high street giant Zara...

Leopard print trousers, £, Zara 0113 380 4620

Yellow bag, £25.95, Zara 0113 380 4620

Grazia Local Gallery: Where to shop in Newcastle...

1. First stop on your Newcastle fashion tour should be Cruise in Princes Square. It’s not a busy store so shopping there feels quite intimate and if you want, you can call on a personal stylist for help. Cruise stocks the hottest designer collections including all the must-have premium denim brands...

Marine blue leather bag, £ 1,445, Balenciaga at Cruise 0191 260 2601

Blue dress, £515, Jonathan Saunders at Cruise 0191 260 2601

Studded heels, £735, Christian Louboutin 0191 260 2601

Pink round frame sunglasses, Ray-Ban £135, at Cruise 0191 260 2601

2. Daniel is a boutique with a great selection of stylish and affordable footwear and accessories including Marc by Marc Jacobs, Lucy Choi and See by Chloe. Daniel also stock their own range...

Bracelets, £, Marc by Marc Jacobs at Daniel

Beige ballet pumps, £, Daniel

White leather loafers, £, Daniel

3. Deep is an independent vintage shop on High Bridge Street, and just a short hop from Reiss. This classic vintage store, which also offers a selection of their own clothing, is a great place to find simple jersey tees, leather separates...

Grey T-shirt, £19, Deep, 0191 232 3300  

Leather black shorts, £19, Deep, 0191 232 3300

Jumper, £19, Deep, 0191 232 3300

Stripe t-shirt, £22, Deep, 0191 232 3300

4. Head to Northumberland Street for Fenwick, a five minute walk away from Cruise. Occupying five floors it and has some great fashion concessions...

Nude Odyssey Jacket, £250, Day Birger at Fenwick 0191 232 5100 ‎

Canary yellow bag, £435, See By Chloe at Fenwicks 0191 232 5100

Cora Harper Mid-Rise Capri Jean, £210, JBrand at Fenwick 0191 232 5100 ‎

5. Have to Love boutique in Gosforth has an exciting range of designer labels that includes Style Stalker, MiH Jeans and Victoria Beckham...

Green jeans, £189, MiH jeans at Have To Love

Lilac Hilographic dress, £179, Style Stalker at Have To Love

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Green bangles, £59 by Malene Birger at Have To Love

6. Jewellery boutique Image by Richard Sinton, situated in Eldon Garden shopping arcade is great. Think girly trinket pieces from Alex Monroe and Phoebe Coleman plus all your favourites from Links of London...

Hanging keys bracelet, £135, Alex Monroe, Image by Richard Sinton 0191 232 0788

Daisy ring, £150, Alex Monroe, Image by Richard Sinton 0191 232 0788         

Bubble big necklace, £195, Links of London, Image by Richard Sinton 0191 232 0788

Wrap around leaves ring, £ 135, Phoebe Coleman, Image by Richard Sinton 0191 232 0788

7. On Drapers Road in Newcastle’s leafy Jesmond you’lll find Jules B, without a doubt Newcastle’s most luxurious designer boutique. With their charming staff and luxe interiors we can see why Jules B won the award for ‘Best Independent Fashion Store’...

Yellow printed shirt, £279.95, Equipment at Jules B  0191 281 7855

Red dress, £494.99 MSGM at Jules B 0191 281 7855

Denim dress, £384.99, Marc by Marc Jacobs at Jules B 0191 281 7855 

8. On Nelson Street is Reiss, which right now has some real standout pieces from luxe leather jackets to amazing accessories...

Mint green leather Jacket, £395, Reiss 0191 230 4999

Gecko Print Black Silk Shorts, £95, Reiss 0191 230 4999

9. Who would do a fashion tour without a stop-off at Topshop in Eldon Square? Full of brilliant on-trend buys...

Blue printed blazer, £68, Topshop 01912329934

Mini red satchel, £18, Topshop 01912329934

Leopard sandals, £45, Topshop 01912329934

Orange skirt, £35, Topshop 01912329934

10. Urban Outfitters never fails to disappoint for its boutique labels, vintage and designer collaborations...

Blue sandals, £85 Urban Outfitters, [a href="">[/a] 0191 230 6080

Blue dungarees, £58, Urban Outfitters 0191 230 6080 [a href="">[/a]

Yellow and silver sandals, £28, Deena & Ozzy at Urban Outfitters 0191 230 6080

Blue floral shorts, little white lies at Urban Outfitters [a href="">[/a]0191 230 6080  


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