There are times when the big chains simply don’t cut it and you want something a bit more original, along with a personal touch. This is when you hunt out independent shops and thankfully Leeds has plenty. Here are our favourite five independent shops in Leeds.
Here are our picks
Leeds Corn Exchange, Call Ln, Leeds, LS1 7BR - Visit now
Packed with independent retailers, the Corn Exchange is the place to go for one-of-a-kind jewelry, peircings, nail techs, gifts and decorations and a great deal more. A great day out, where you will most certainly find that special something as well as a lot of other things you never knew you needed.
Village Bookstore, 3 Thorntons Arcade, Leeds, LS1 6LQ - Visit now
Few things in life are more satisfying than spending a lazy afternoon browsing the shelves of a non-corporate book shop. Welcome to the Village Bookstore, hidden away in Thornton’s Arcade. Here you’ll find a huge range of self-published zines, as well as a mighty stock of art, design and photography books.
OK Comics, 19, Thornton’s Arcade, 14 Briggate, Leeds, LS1 6LQ - Visit now
Every serious city needs a good comic book shop, and in OK Comics Leeds has one of the North’s finest. Forget comicbook guy from The Simpsons, here you’ll find helpful friendly staff and a vast selection of comics and graphic novels, from top-sellers to the painfully obscure.