YEP Says: A flagship chance for Leeds designers

Leeds is a city bursting with creative energy and talent. And it's that creativity that puts us at the top of the list as a destination city for art and culture.

We are also a city with a unique and thriving independent retail sector - and we have a plethora of exciting designers looking for opportunities to showcase their work .

John Lewis MD Andy Street’s assertion that his new £150m flagship Leeds store will be looking for new, unknown local suppliers to complement its fashion offering is therefore positive news indeed.

Diversity and difference is what makes our ‘high street’ unique.

We lose that at our peril.