Victoria Quarter: Upmarket Leeds shopping surge

IN VOGUE: Fashion shoot at the Victoria Quarter in Leeds.
IN VOGUE: Fashion shoot at the Victoria Quarter in Leeds.
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T​he owner of Leeds’ Victoria Quarter upmarket shopping destination reported an increase in sales in July as ​British ​shoppers snapped ​up ​summer holiday​ essentials​ and tourists made the most of ​the weaker pound.

Hammerso​n​ reported a 0.5​ per cent​ like-for-like uplift in sales during July ​thanks to strong sales of gold jewellery and high​ ​value men’s watches such as Rolex and Omega​.

Victoria Quarter saw a 20 per cent increase in jewellery sales last month, an eight per cent rise in homewares and a five per cent rise in men’s fashion.

James Bailey, general manager, said: “We have enjoyed good sales over the last 12 months, resulting in significant uplifts in jewellery, home and menswear retailers in particular.

​“​Male shoppers in general are becoming much more trend-savvy.​“​

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