Monday, 30 April 2012

Royal Not Afternoon Tea

 Royal Not Afternoon Tea

To celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee this summer, Harvey Nichols’ illustrious Not Afternoon Tea will receive the Royal treatment.

If you wish to make a meal of the celebration come and join us for Royal Not Afternoon Tea, a cheeky, quirky alternative to a traditional afternoon tea.

Instead of the usual afternoon tea fare, such as sandwiches and a pot of Rosie Lee, this majestic feast consists of four regal desserts, including the Queen of Puddings and a Victoria sponge, paired with a complementary Beefeater Gin cocktail and served with your very own Harvey Nichols Jubilee Lunch Box to take home. Tiaras and Corgis optional!

Royal Not Afternoon Tea will be served from Tuesday 1 May to Friday 8 June. The tea will be available between 3pm and 5pm and priced at £27.50 per head.

For the Fourth Floor Café, Leeds, call 0113 204 8000 or email or to book online please click here.

There's No Place Like...VQ

There's No Place Like...VQ

Somewhere over the Rainbow... there’s a wizard shopping event just waiting to be discovered.

After the overwhelming success of last year’s inaugural Mad Shoppers evening, VQ is holding its’ second summer event on Thursday 24th May this year. The theme for this truly wicked occasion is The Wizard of Oz.

The evening starts at 6.00pm and runs until 9.00pm, with many individual stores hosting their own events and magical offers and discounts available throughout the centre; it’s the perfect opportunity to secure your very own pair of Ruby Slippers!
To add to the occasion, we’ll be dressing the centre with Oz-inspired props and you’ll be able to meet many of the characters from the film and enjoy live entertainment while following the Yellow Brick Road around the centre’s stores.

Entry to the event is free.

Here are the fabulous offers available from our stores on the evening.A night not to be missed!

VQ STORE OFFERS  Available only at the event.

BAYLIFFE & LUPTON 10% off all purchases

CARAT 10% discount on the evening. 15% discount for VIP's

Gorgeous goody bags.

CHARBONNEL 20% off all purchases - gorgeous chocolate sampling

CHURCH'S 20% of selected seasonal mens & ladies styles. 30% off selected ties.

HAIR PLUS 10% discount on all purchases

JAMES MACINTYRE James Macintyre is offering from 6pm on 24th May and all

day Friday 25th & Saturday 26th, a Dip a Discount of between

15% and 50% on new purchases* Excludes the James

Macintyre Collection and items marked with sale price


JEFFERY WEST 10% off all purchases

L'OCCITANE 15% discount on purchases of £25 or more

MIMCO 25% off  all purchases. Goody bags with purchases over £50

MOLTON BROWN Goody bag worth £30 with every £45 spend

MULBERRY 10% off all purchases from the Spring Summer 12 

Collections and a gift with purchase (over £250)

NEAL'S YARD 15% discount. Personal skincare consultations.

"Create your own" tailored bath and bodycare products

OLIVER SWEENEY 20% discount on all purchases. 

Excludes remake/custom made service.

KAREN MILLEN 20% off all clothing. 30% off all shoes & accessories

PHILLIP STONER Upto 50% discount on the evening

RADLEY Gift with purchase - Limited edition tea and caddy with a spend of £75 or more

REISS "Dippy Discount" at till - pick out a card and get either

10%, 20% or a free pair of shoes to "go home"

JIGSAW 10% off all purchases

SHADE STATION 10% off all purchases. New Season preview!

ILLAMASQUA 20% discount on purchases. Mini make-overs (pre-booked

only - lovely cupcakes

VIVIENNE WESTWOOD 10% discount on all purchases

Free gift with purchases over £50. Visting make up artists in store from Laura Mercier, Rodial and Oribe Hair

WORLD OF DANCE 10% off selected lines

YORKSHIRE JEWELLERY 20% off all sales over £1000

AllSaints Exclusive: For every customer that spends over £75 on the evening, AllSaints are offering one lucky customer the chance to win a look of their choice from their SS12 lookbook. They will be entered in to a prize draw with the winner being chosen at random at the end of the evening.
Leather jackets and Jewellery are excluded from this promotion. All looks are subject to availability

AQUA 20% off all purchases

BERRY'S Upto 50% off Gucci Jewellery

COAST  20% discount off all purchases

CRABTREE & EVELYN 20% discount off all full price items with a spend of £30

or more. Free goody bags with purchases over £40

Samples of their fine food products

FOLLI FOLLIE 20% discount on all purchases.  Goody bag with every

purchase (while stocks last). Consultations with Benefit Make Up

HOBBS & NW3 Discount on selected purchases

JO MALONE Complimentary hand and arm massages

KIEHLS' Gift with purchase (minimum £35 spend)

Kiehl's raffle and lucky dips on the evening

KURT GEIGER 20% off full price producs (excludes UGG)

LINKS 10% discount on all purchases. 25 Special Goody bags

containing a piece of jewellery - (minimum spend applicable

first come first served!)

LIZ EARLE Complimentary goody bags with the first 50 purchases

over £30.  Competition to win an Ultimate Hamper worth 

over £190; Refreshments and Oz themed cupcakes!!

MODA IN PELLE 20% off selected lines

TED BAKER 20% discount on all purchases 

THOMAS SABO Goody bag for the first 30 purchasing customers

TM LEWIN Lucky Dip with every purchase

Free tie with a £25 spend

WOLFORD 20% discount on Ready To Wear collection.  Raffle prizes.

WHISTLES 15% off full price Whistles stock. Goody bag with every purchase

BRAVISSIMO Goody bags for first 50 customers 

WHITEWALL GALLERIES 10% discount on original artwork and free bottle of 

champagne with every purchase

REISS TAILORING 10% off all purchases

SEASONS 20% off all purchases

BAGEL NASH 20% off all purchases

AZENDI Lucky Dip - Upto 50% off  *Excluding special offers

SWAROVSKI 10% off purchases over £60

HAWES & CURTIS Free cufflinks, tie or socks with every multi buy shirt purchase*

LK BENNETT 20% off full price purchases (excludes Signature Lines)

Complimentary refreshments & cake

PAUL SMITH 10% discount on the evening

Charity raffle for a chance to win a Paul Smith Mens bag and

Paul Smith women's handbag. 

JOULES Lucky dip discount upto 25% off purchases

DAISY CHAIN 20% discount on all purchases

DIESEL 20% discount on all purchases,DJ in store

FRENCH CONNECTIN 20% discount on all purchases

NICHOLAS DEAKINS 25% discount on all purchases all day Thursday

15% off all purchases. Launch of Summer 2012. DJ in store and cupcakes!

HARVEY NICHOLS 20% off fashion and accessories * excludes some department and concessions,

Spring/Summer 12 only - see in store for details.  There will be a special menu in the espresso bar and 2 courses for £17.50 in the fourth floor with a complimentary glass of Prosecco.

Friday, 27 April 2012

Season’s in the Sun

Season’s in the Sun

One of VQ’s independent fashion stores, Seasons, has just announced the arrival of several great new labels, some of which are exclusive to them in our region.
Boy London:
After Rihanna worked a straight up original 80s BOY look on the Jonathan Ross Show in March, everyone knows that BOY London is back.  The underground fashion label which was founded in 1977 became famous for its iconic logo print designs worn by every top pop star in the early 1980s, has been enjoying a resurgence with those early-adopting East London hipster kids for over a year now thanks to vintage eBay finds and capsule collections via the likes of Urban Outfitters.  
Now though, the whole SS12 retro BOY London collection is available in the UK exclusively at Selfridges until the end of April where it then is available in only 10 independents across the UK, one of which Seasons.

Mr Bathing Ape:
Mr Bathing Ape is an ongoing project formed between the collaboration of the Tokyo street wear brand A Bathing Ape and Japanese clothing company, United ArrowsNigo, the pioneer behind Mr Bathing Ape, takes his skills learnt on Savile Row with Huntsman and Anderson & Sheppard and blends them with street wear to produce a quirky and unmistakable new tailoring line.
Expect the unexpected, as the Mr Bathing Ape collections have no set style rules except to keep clothes interesting. Collections have seen silk motif ties, needle point shirting, ‘Warehouse’ collaboration denim, wingtip brogues and camouflage ties incorporating his trademark monkey heads.
Hackett was established on London's Portobello Road in 1979. Sourcing vintage men's clothing, founders Jeremy Hackett and Ashley Lloyd Jennings began trading their cleaned and repaired finds on a market stall. Since then the label has come a long way, now being regarded as a significant British fashion brand. Their 1987 sponsorship of a polo team attracted interest in the newly designed shirts and it wasn't long before Hackett was spotted off the polo lawn too. Hackett is now the official clothing partner of Aston Martin and is a label considered synonymous with exceptional British style.

Store manager, Jordon Rowlin commented, “It’s always good to get new labels in the store, but I’m particularly looking forward to BOY London, as it’s a brand that’s got a huge following at the moment. It’s great to be one of just a handful of stores outside London to carry the range, so I’m really anticipating its arrival in mid May.
Mr Bathing Ape also has a strong appeal, with its quirky, non-conformist approach to fashion, and both have a great celebrity following.”

VQ Centre Director, John Bade added, “Whilst VQ is well known for its big name brands, it’s arguably the independent stores that define the centre. They are a great complement to the higher profile stores and add a significant point of difference to the centre as a whole. The exclusive nature of some of Season’s new lines will, I’m sure, add value not only to their store, but more broadly to VQ as well.”

Harvey Nichols Limited Edition Carrier Bag

Harvey Nichols Limited Edition Carrier Bag

Harvey Nichols is excited to introduce a new, limited-edition carrier bag created to commemorate a year of key British celebrations.

The new design uses London-inspired iconography in a year during which the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the 2012 Olympics will keep Britain firmly in the international spotlight.

Showcasing the four ‘British’ icons in bronze, silver and gold – the famous Gilbert Scott telephone box, the double-decker bus, black cab and (of course) Harvey Nichols – represent what international visitors know and love about our capital city.

The limited edition carrier comes in five sizes, each identified by a corresponding gold number and they are available at the Leeds VQ Harvey Nichols store.

Although the old adage claims “it’s what’s on the inside that counts”, Harvey Nichols predict the collectible carriers will be this season’s new ‘it’ bag!

Make a purchase and bag a bag at…………..

Harvey Nichols
107-111 Briggate
The Victoria Quarter
T: 0113 204 8888
F: 0113 204 8889

Charbonnel et Walker Wedding Invitation

Charbonnel et Walker Wedding Invitation

Charbonnel et Walker invites you to their Finishing Touches for Weddings Evening, at the Victoria Quarter store, Leeds.

Wednesday 9th May

Enjoy a glass of prosecco whilst browsing Charbonnel et Walker’s beautiful array of luxury wedding favours and gifts.

Each guest is offered a 12% discount on wedding orders placed on the night, and will also leave with an exclusive goody bag.

Tickets are £10 each

To reserve your place, please contact

Victoria Leadbitter
T: 020 7318 2071

or  in store:

Charbonnel et Walker
19 County Arcade, The Victoria Quarter, Leeds
T: 0113 245 2627

Vintage Glamour Inspiration at All Saints

Vintage Glamour Inspiration at All Saints

Shimmer in style this season with a touch of sparkle from All Saints’ stunning embellishment pieces. Dresses, skirts and even bikinis are adorned with intricately positioned sequins to make a sensational statement this summer.

Rock the look with boots at a festival or dress it up for stunning chic at a special celebration.

Just in at the VQ’s All Saints….

Embellished Pipali Dress £295 & Embellished Pipali Skirt £175
Bright playful densely embellished and inspired by All Saints appliqué Pipali range. Featuring matt black, coral, metal and tonal tea stained sequins in a geometric layout, key metallic detailing at hem and delicately hand embellished in overlapping linear rows.
Oyster L/S Dress £395.00 & Oyster Skirt £175
All over hand embellished, featuring organic motifs with mother of pearl detailing and a combination of tonal chalk, natural, metallic sequins and beads with coral highlights. This style has been hand embellished in an irregular manner to create a fluid look.
Electric Vest Dress £165
A simple vest dress silhouette with a racer back for versatility, featuring an engineered layout with a detailed border which echoes elements from All Saints’  Newaz range. The dress has been individually hand embellished, with the central section filled with hanging oversized iridescent sequins and the main body highlighted with coral and pistachio colour levels.
All Saints has an instantly recognisable aesthetic, mixing vintage detailing with a new and fresh innovative design. The inspired ethos is different to any other brand; with iconic hero pieces from the classic Biker Leather Jacket with an All Saints twist to the signature hand-embellished pieces. The deconstructed and distressed look is perfected by the in house design team, where quality is always the focus alongside the aim to blend culture, fashion and music into a potent formula of desirable clothing that expresses individuality and attitude.

For S/S 2012 Menswear and Womenswear collections offer printed graphic tees, luxurious knitwear, selvedge denim, leathers, structured tailoring, footwear, premium dresses, British heritage textiles, holiday essentials, jewellery and accessories.

It’s all at All Saints this season……
33 – 35, Queen Victoria Street
The Victoria Quarter
T: 0113 243 2434