October 1996 saw the opening of upmarket fashion store Harvey Nichols in the city centre leading some people to label Leeds the 'Knightsbridge of the North'. A historic Leeds landmark was used as a catwalk for a BBC1 show which boasted nine million viewers every Sunday night. Another fashion statement was craned into position at a Leeds dealership while a child- sized toy for those who wanted to live life in the fast lane was up for sale at another garage showroom in the city. READ MORE: How Harvey Nichols helped Leeds become the 'Knightsbridge of the North' LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook
Leeds in October 1996 -16 stories making the news
It was a month for dedicated followers of fashion in Leeds.
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