Enjoy these photo memories from around Leeds in July 2000. PIC: Claire Lim
Enjoy these photo memories from around Leeds in July 2000. PIC: Claire Lim

C&A: When Leeds shoppers mourned the loss of 'Coats and Ats'

It was the month shoppers in Leeds mourned the loss of a city centre retail gem.

Tuesday, 19th July 2022, 11:09 am

C&A - known affectionately as 'Coats and Ats' to shoppers - stood tall as a go to destination for bargain-hunters for decades. The store giant announced it was closing its Boar Lane store along with others around West Yorkshire including Wakefield's Ridings Centre and Bradford. This was Leeds in July 2000, a month which also saw fresh produce being sold in pounds as well as kilos on Kirkgate Market and unwanted cute kittens in the city facing an uncertain future. READ MORE: 12 photos you'll only understand if you shopped at Readmans in Leeds LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook

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