Leeds vintage clothing lovers grab a bargain at car boot

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LEEDS has been crowned the capital of vintage bargain hunters, after a survey showed more than a quarter of city residents go to car boot sales to vintage clothes and prints.

The study put the city’s shoppers well ahead of car booters in Birmingham and Manchester when it came to hunting down vintage clothing.

Additionally, Leeds bargain hunters said they enjoy breathing a new lease of life into retro items, with a quarter saying they like to go to car boot sales to recycle or find items to up-cycle.

The study, by car finance specialists Zuto, found that more than three quarters of people questioned in Leeds, 79 per cent, had visited a car boot sale in the past year.

When asked about their thoughts towards car booting, over half, 59 per cent, of Leeds residents said they go to find a bargain, with a further 39 per cent thinking car boots were a good opportunity to make money.