Will Victoria Gate have knock-on effect on Trinity Leeds?

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WHILST WORK gets under way at Victoria Gate, talk is turning to whether there will be repercussions for the newest kid on the block – Trinity Leeds.

Victoria Gate owner Hammerson, which also owns Leeds’ Victoria Quarter, claims to be targeting a more upmarket audience, with luxury fashion retailers.

But for now, Trinity Leeds, which appeals to a young fashion and mass market audience, seems to be going from strength to strength.

The £350m scheme has recently revealed three new tenants – menswear store Moss, Italian fashion brand Replay, and American doughnut giant Krispy Kreme.

The new additions follow hot on the heels of popular bubble tea offering Bubbleology, which opened at the last month. Paul Smith, marketing manager at Trinity Leeds, said: “We are delighted that these fantastic UK and international brands have decided to take space in Trinity Leeds, and predict they will be massively popular.”

Leeds’ own Accent Clothing will run the Replay store when it opens in August.

Accent director Martin Schneider said: “Replay as a brand are in our DNA here at Accent and our relationship with them spans over 30 years. We’re looking forward to this.”

Trinity Leeds helped the city surge to the top three retail destinations outside of London since opening in 2013, and achieved CoolBrand status last year.