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The Best of British: Shop like a Royal this Bank Holiday at Victoria Leeds

26th April 2023

Luxury shopping destination Victoria Leeds is celebrating the Coronation of King Charles III with a special one-off event. The Best of British Showcase invites shoppers to browse a carefully curated collection of premium gifts and party pieces, allowing them to shop in a suitably royal fashion.

The event takes place on Saturday 29th April – Sunday 30th April outside John Lewis in Victoria Gate and will include stalls from some of Britain’s finest stores and manufacturers.

Harvey Nichols will be at the centre of proceedings, hosting the VIP Champagne Bar, where guests can indulge in a selection of Royal Warrant holding Champagnes and browse celebratory food hampers.

Royal standards

Expect entertainment from a roaming band, Back Chat Brass, who will provide an upbeat and joyous live soundtrack to the weekend, whilst Victoria Leeds itself will be decorated with themed bunting. High-end British shoe brand Cheaney will be on hand to demonstrate their signature Cheaney mirror shining showcase, which helps to keep your footwear up to Royal standards.

Many of the brands taking part are members of the Royal Warrant Holders Association, an honour which is granted for up to five years at a time to companies for the ongoing supply of goods to the Royal Household.

Esteemed British perfumers Penhaligon’s is one such company. Founded in London back in 1870, Penhaligon’s has long been a Royal favourite, recently launching their Highgrove Bouquet scent, the sales of which support The Prince’s Foundation. The royal scent was inspired by the fragrant summers of Highgrove Gardens at the home of his majesty and The Queen Consort. As well as offering a selection of refined perfumes, Penhaligon’s will be offering shoppers their fragrance profiling service, enabling them to find their new favourite scent.

Men’s footwear experts Loake also proudly carry the Royal Arms within its branding and have been on hand to supply their fine goods to the Royals on many occasions over the decades. Iconic fragrance brand Molton Brown and John Lewis also carry the Royal Warrant.

Historic occasion

Brands presenting on Saturday include Molton Brown, Penhaligon’s and Joseph Cheaney & Sons, whilst Weeton’s, Loake and Whitewall Galleries will be there Sunday. John Lewis, Harvey Nichols, Hackett, Seasalt, North Home and Moda in Pelle will feature across both days.

Speaking of the event, Victoria Leeds Senior General Manager, Jo Coburn said:

‘’The Coronation of King Charles is such an important and historic occasion, we wanted to do something unique to allow shoppers to celebrate with us. The Best of British Showcase sees some of our most iconic stores and royal-approved brands come together to create an unforgettable shopping experience.’’

‘’As well as being able to purchase luxury items from brands ranging from Molton Brown and Moda in Pelle to Loake and Whitewall Galleries, our visitors will be able to receive bespoke fragrance profiling from Penhaligon’s and witness expert mirror shoe shining from Cheaney.’’
‘’The Harvey Nichols Champagne Bar offers the perfect place to unwind with a glass of Royal Warrant Champagne after a spot of retail therapy. We can’t wait to welcome our first customers on Saturday 29th April for what is certain to be a fantastic weekend.’’
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Notes to Editors:

About Victoria Leeds

Victoria Leeds is one of the largest premium shopping and lifestyle destinations in Yorkshire. Situated in the heart of Leeds City Centre, the destination comprises the Victoria Quarter Grade II listed network of impressive Victorian buildings and arcades, including County Arcade and King Edward Street; Victoria Gate, an award-winning, cutting edge designed mall; and Sidney Street that connects the impressive historic and modern shopping and dining environments. It is home to more than 85 top fashion and beauty boutiques and premium high street favourites; including John Lewis, Harvey Nichols, Anthropologie, Reiss, Molton Brown, Russell & Bromley and &OtherStories; as well as iconic, luxury brands such as Mulberry, Vivienne Westwood, Louis Vuitton and Boodles. The destination also houses popular bars, cafes and restaurants including The Ivy, The Ivy Asia, The Cut & Craft, rooftop restaurant Issho, Harvey Nichols Fourth Floor Brasserie, as well as the 24-hour Victoria Gate Casino.

Victoria Leeds hosts a collection of seasonal and social events to inspire the city, including its open-air space on Sidney Street and the rooftop level of the multi-storey car park with beautiful views across the city, bringing the people of Leeds together for exciting city trails and Instagrammable celebrations at Christmas, over the summer and everything in between.

Victoria Leeds’ opening hours:
Most retail stores open 10am – 6pm Monday to Saturday; and 11am – 5pm on Sundays.
John Lewis & Partners open Monday – Saturday until 7pm.
Restaurants are open until late.
Victoria Leeds’ award-winning, multi-storey car park is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week with electric car charging facilities and touch-free parking.