Hidden Gems of Leeds Corn Exchange
Leeds Corn Exchange is a central hub, situated just a two minutes walk from our HQ. It’s the perfect place to find quirky little gifts for a loved one, or an informal setting for a catch up and coffee with a colleague. With an array of independent businesses and food and drink shops, it should definitely be on your list of places to discover in Leeds! We’ve selected just a few of our favourite places so that you can be sure to check them out on your visit!
Yellow Sunrise is the perfect little independent interior shop. Whether it’s a candle lantern for your mantle piece, or cushions and rugs for those all important finishing touches, from contemporary looks, to ethnic chic, they will have something for you. Whatever your style, you will always come across something surprising, often colourful and most certainly different.
The welcoming, friendly atmosphere and staff are more than happy to help and offer their expertise in any way possible!
Perfect for: finding the little gems that make your room pop.
On The Wall
On The Wall are one of the dark horses in the Corn Exchange. They offer a bespoke framing service, allowing you to pick from a vast range of frames, in all different shapes and sizes to perfectly fit your piece. Whether it’s for a piece for your office or your living room, they have a frame for you.
They also sell a wide range of art, prints, comic prints and stretched bloc canvasses. The perfect accomplice to your Yellow Sunrise finds.
Perfect for: framing your new favourite photo.
All Blues Clothing
In our last blog we shimmied something in the for the girls, now it’s the guys’ turn. All Blues Clothing offer a range of vintage and quirky clothing and footwear for men. The shop as a whole is incredibly hip, with it’s metal clothing rails, wooden floors and of course the clothing, it fits in perfectly with the atmosphere in the Corn Exchange. What caught our eye about this little gem, is the fact that even if ‘hip’ isn’t necessarily your style, their t-shirts can be paired perfectly with jeans and trainers for a casual everyday look.
They have a lot to offer in their little unit! From shoes, backpacks and belts, to t-shirts, shirts and trousers, your full outfit is covered!
Perfect for: men’s fashion that can be styled multiple ways.
Humpit is a firm favourite amongst our younger clients. Their first ever pitta in Leeds was at Leeds Uni Union, and we’re so excited that we have one a two minute walk from our HQ. The friendly chaps will serve you up some of the best loaded vegan pittas around! A soft pitta accompanied with fresh salad, dressing and falafel, what more could you want? It tastes so good that it feels like it shouldn’t be healthy!
To go with your pitta, they have a range of drinks from fresh mineral water to their juice of the day which is freshly made to order.
Perfect for: vegan food, fast friendly service, a light healthy lunch that leaves you feeling full.
Giant Kitten – its probably one of our favourite shops in the Corn Exchange. Offering a range of cards and gifts, from the cute and quirky to the funny and novelty. Think of the card child of Scribbler and Paperchase, but at Card factory and Clintons prices! It’s the perfect little hotspot to grab those last minute birthday bits.
Since discovering Giant Kitten, we’ve been venturing in at least once a week to grab a card for a client’s birthday or wedding or a milestone. They have a card for anything and everything and enough gifts to accompany.
Perfect for: all kinds of cards, quirky gifts!
Stocking some of the best one of a kind jewellery in Leeds, it is a perfect place to buy a treasured gift for someone special. Whether its for Mothers Day, Fathers Day, a colleague’s birthday, or a gift for a friend who needs a little pick me up, they stock a range of jewellery for men and women at a range of prices. Sometimes you can see them hand making the jewellery in store, allowing you to see how much effort and attention to detail goes into them!
Chances are they will have the thing you’re looking for, but if not then they will happily work with you to create a bespoke piece of jewellery.
Perfect for: affordable one of a kind jewellery for all occasions.
This eclectic, prohibition-style, traditional barbershop offers a range of hair styling services and beard trimming services – all at great prices. Their barber shop is much loved amongst our clients and even one of our founders! Not just because of the immaculate job, but because of the friendly chaps who are always up for a laugh! A lot of our clients are regulars and pop in for their 4-weekly trim between meetings.
Perfect for: a regular trim and plenty of banter!
We hope to see you soon!
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