Leeds Corn Exchange - credit Carl Milner Photography for Leeds City Council



27th July 2023

Leeds has a reputation for some of the best shopping in the UK, with a thriving independent scene that draws inspiration from across Yorkshire and the world. With all of Yorkshire on its doorstep, Leeds’ has access to some of the world’s finest artisan produce and fresh natural ingredients, as well as a wealth of unique gifts, homeware and clothing created by artists and craftspeople.

Here are some shops that celebrate all things Yorkshire!

The Yorkshire Soap Company

A decadent oasis of spa and bath items, The Yorkshire Soap Company is a bespoke gifting shop, as well as the perfect spot to pamper yourself! Inspired by ‘affordable luxury’, everyone can indulge in a range of soaps, oils and other toiletries with irresistible scents and perfected formulas. Known for their pink floral interior, a trip to the Yorkshire Soap company is a magical shopping experience.

Released Records

Records are back and they’re bigger than ever. Luckily, Released Records has all the best stock from an incredibly diverse range of genres. From vintage collectables to brand new releases, this independent cover all bases. For any record lovers, Released Records ‘The Lost Record’ blog shines light on the tracks that never made the move to digital.

Art Gallery Shop

Leeds Art Gallery shop offers a unique selection of locally crafted jewellery, cards, homeware and so much more. Their new collection named ‘All Together Leeds’ features an exclusive design by Henry Makin and You and Me Media which is inspired by the unique ‘pulse’ of our city. Post-lockdown reflection induced this thought-provoking message centred around the beautiful connection the people of Leeds have with each other and with the vibrant city. A shopping experience infused with culture, it’s not one to miss!

The Collective Inc

Blurring home and hospitality, The Collective Inc tells the stories of local craftsmen from their design to their coffee… They showcase truly bespoke homeware creations, each being one of a kind. Whilst you are there, why not indulge in their delicious, locally sourced menu. The Collective Inc encompasses what it means to celebrate Yorkshire, from sourcing local produce and working with local craftsman.


Tucked away in the heart of Leeds you’ll find one of the UK’s most iconic chilli shops, selling everything from chilli plants, gag gifts and some of the hottest chilli sauces known to man. It’s one of the only places where you can find nearly all the sauces seen on the hit YouTube show Hot Ones including the infamous Da Bomb.A relative newcomer to the city, Chilli-shop with locals and visitors alike. It’s featured on This Morning, had a visit by Big Zuu (where you can find his BBQ sauce stocked) plus it is fully supported by the Hot Ones show itself! So if you’re a fan of spice this is a must-visit.

Leeds United FC Store

An inspiring way for fans to connect with their club, Leeds United have a presence in shops across Leeds. The official Leeds United FC store sells replica kits, retro tees and other exclusive sports equipment, so there’s plenty to indulge in for football fans. Not a football fan yourself? The store’s incredible gifting range is a no brainer for treating loved ones to something they will love!

The Cheesy Living Co.

Feeling cheesy? The Cheesy Living Co. has got you covered. Their range of British sourced cheese & charcuterie has some serious passion behind it. Starting up over lockdown they’ve gone from strength to strength, starting online, then onto become a firm favourite based at the iconic Leeds Corn Exchange. The team at Cheesy Living Co. pride themselves on working with small, independent British farms & businesses. Not only does this add to the charm of the store, but the flavours are immaculate.


Feeling like celebrating Yorkshire day here? Check out their ‘Yorkshire box’ containing three Yorkshire cheeses, Reet Yorkshire chutney, Yorkshire crisps and a Yorkshire pork pie. At the very least, don’t miss out on trying one of their Yorkshire Cheese’s such as the Leeds Blue, the Swaledale Smoked or the Yorkshire Pecorino Fiore. Not only does this add to the charm of the store, but the flavours are immaculate.

Simcha Gallery

Inspired by the beauty of Yorkshire’s natural and dramatic landscapes, Simcha Gallery sells hand-crafted jewellery, clothing, and homeware all created locally in the artist’s studio. These organic designs have been cherished by shoppers in Leeds and beyond for over 20 years. Their carefully curated range of ceramics and glassware simply cannot be missed!

The Great Yorkshire Shop

In Leeds, we don’t want to reserve a single day for celebrating Yorkshire, so instead, we celebrate Yorkshire all year round! The Great Yorkshire Shop sees Leeds as a part of something bigger, with authentic gifts and souvenirs you won’t see elsewhere on the high street. Here you can find some of the more famed Yorkshire products such as Yorkshire Tea and Yorkshire Puddings alongside unexpected produce from the region – including wines, cheeses and chocolates. Experience a taste of Yorkshire in just four walls.

Chinese Laundry

Chinese Laundry is one of Yorkshire’s best-known brands for those shoppers in the know. Established in Hull nearly 20 years ago, it has had presence in Leeds Corn Exchange since 2021. It specialises in original and reworked vintage clothing as well as having their own lines of casual wear, brand tees, bags and much more. These are carefully crafted clothes fuelled by sustainable luxury.

Leeds Kirkgate Market

Kirkgate Market is located in the heart of our city but holds a Europe-wide recognition as one of the largest indoor markets. Featuring fresh food, hand-made clothing, locally grown flowers, plants and so much more! Bursting with vibrant cultures, Kirkgate market has been loved since 1857 and continues to thrive. Visitors should keep an eye out for its farmer’s market on Briggate every first and third Sunday of the month. The food scene in Kirkgate Market is ever-growing and is becoming famous for their ‘Market Kitchen’ featuring foods from across the world. Some of the thriving street food stalls include ‘Jenny’s Jerk Chicken’ as-well as ‘Sweet Saeeda’. This is a must-see for your visit!

Find even more of our brilliant independents on our shopping page or discover more of Yorkshire itself on our ‘explore further’ page. We’re proud to be a part of something that people love so much!