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All I want for Christmas

Yorkshire is home to some fantastic shopping locations. From small independent shops, to luxury boutiques and brand new shopping centres, there are plenty of options to choose from.

If you’re looking to spoil your loved one this year, Leeds’ Victoria Quarter is the place to go for luxury buys. With more than 75 designer brands, you’ll be sure to find the perfect present for even the most discerning fashionista. Why not really make a day of it and head to Trinity Leeds. Beneath a dramatic sweeping glazed roof, you will find four levels of open arcades housing over 120 shops bars and restaurants offering a mix of authentic street food, rooftop fine dining, cocktail bars and balcony restaurants.

Bridlington Old Town is a charming pocket of Yorkshire. Full of fascinating architecture and cultural history as well as modern shops and stylish galleries, it’s well worth taking the time to visit. You can pick up a beautiful print from one of the many independent galleries or an antique treasure from the Georgian Rooms. A great place to shop for those who prefer something a little bit more unusual for Christmas.

At McArthur Glen Designer Outlet you will find sumptuous suede, luxurious leather, warming wool and sensational silk all under one roof making your Christmas shopping easier than ever. Pick up some luxury pieces at bargain prices and treat your loved ones to a little bit of fashion heaven. With over 120 designer brands to tempt you, you are sure to find something for everyone.

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 and in the city’s über cool Devonshire Quarter. Sheffield Antiques Quarter is a vibrant quarter with over 35 businesses selling vintage, retro, arts, antiques salvage and militaria, the perfect place to pick up something a little different.

Excitement is building in the city as the opening of Victoria Gate, Leeds’ newest retail destination, approaches. Victoria Gate will be home to the largest John Lewis department store outside London and a range of luxury and designer brands, including 17 new to Leeds.

Visit The Carding Shed in Holmfirth and discover a bygone era. While away a few hours in their retro, vintage themed shop, based in a magnificent former mill and pick up something one of a kind. If all that shopping makes you hungry, why not refuel at The Oil Can Café for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or a glorious gateau. With so much on offer The Carding Shed offers a superb day out and an ideal spot to find something a little bit quirky for a loved one.

This article comes from our 2016 Festive Guide