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Vibrant city centre shopping

If you are looking for a unique gift idea, want to spoil yourself or treat the kids, there is no better place to go shopping than in one of Yorkshire’s cities.

Shops in York have a mix of designer labels, high street names, independent and antique shops selling vintage jewellery, enough to satisfy the most demanding shopper. City centre or out of town at the new Vangarde offer a great mix of shopping styles. In the compact city centre of Leeds, there’s just a short walk between Trinity Leeds with 120 shops, bars, restaurants and cinema, the sophisticated Victoria Quarter and iconic Kirkgate Market.

Bradford’s shopping offering is getting better and better with some of the best Asian shops in the country, including Bombay Stores the UK’s largest department store. Adding to the shopping experience is an exciting new underground retail complex right in the heart of city’s historic trading quarter. Sunbridgewells will become a shopping and leisure area that will include contemporary shop units together with trading streets barrows, restaurants and bars. The new Broadway adds to the high street retail offering in the city centre of Bradford.

Shopping in Hull is an eclectic experience in every sense. On one hand it’s a delightful mix of the high street favourites at St Stephen’s and independent boutiques down Saville Street and George Street. On the other, it’s a hub of delicious food emporiums and entertainment, drawing you in with tasty treats and movie magic. It’ll keep you busy!

With shops galore and ample parking, not to mention Trinity Walk shopping centre and the well-established Ridings Shopping Centre, Wakefield is a shoppers paradise.

High street meets independent boutiques! Butchers, bakers and designer candlestick makers. When it comes to great shops, Sheffield’s got bags of them. But it’s more than just quantity, it’s quality that counts with a choice of everything from up to the minute high street stores to one-off trendy boutiques waiting to be discovered down Ecclesall Road.

Small city, big shopping! You’ll find mooching around Ripon’s shopping streets lined with medieval and Georgian buildings a truly pleasurable experience. With a diverse range of stores from independent boutiques to high street chains offering trendy fashions and traditional gifts.

This article is taken from our 2016 Stylish Breaks guide.