This is what Leeds looked like during the Boxing Day sales

This was the scene in Leeds today as bargain hunters went into Leeds for the Boxing Day sales.

Saturday, 26th December 2020, 6:30 pm
Updated Saturday, 26th December 2020, 6:36 pm
Boxing Day sales in Leeds.

But sales on Boxing Day are expected to plummet due to the various coronavirus restrictions across the country. By midday, footfall was down 60% across the UK compared with last year, according to retail experts Springboard, and shoppers are expected to spend £1 billion less, according to Barclaycard. An estimated £2.7 billion will be spent by UK shoppers by the end of Boxing Day, and each consumer plans to spend an average of £162 online, according to research from Barclaycard, which sees nearly half of the nation’s credit and debit card transactions. This is down from last year’s projection that one in four adults were expected to make the most of Boxing Day sales, spending an average of £186 each and a total of £3.7 billion. Barclaycard said, based on their survey of 2,000 people, there are indications more people did their sales shopping online on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day due to a socially quieter festive period this year and Boxing Day sales are expected to be largely online too.

Bargain hunters queue at Zara.
Prices were slashed across Leeds shops.

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Shoppers were reminded that Leeds is in Tier 3.
Shoppers on Briggate.
Two women with bags full of River Island clothes.
Not everywhere was open, including Asda Killingbeck.
Shoppers check out the latest offers.
There are reminders in the city centre about the latest restrictions in Leeds.
Shops can remain open in Tier 3.
Asda has chosen to keep its stores closed on Boxing Day.
Leeds city centre has no shortage of shops to pick up a bargain.
Shoppers Lois Applegate (left) and Lydia Buxton from Leeds out in Briggate for the sales.
Trade was brisk on Briggate.