Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Victoria Quarter Shopping Affair 2013

Victoria Quarter Shopping Affair 2013
Start Spreading the News, as The Big Apple comes to #Leeds on 10th October. Now in its tenth year, Victoria Quarter's renowned shopping affair evening.The #VQSA is an absolute must for all serious shoppers and this year has a New York, New York theme.
For all aspiring Carrie Bradshaw’s and Rockefellers it’s the perfect opportunity to take advantage of enough store offers and treats to fill Central Park!
With a supporting cast that includes a Big Yellow Taxi, skyscrapers and live entertainment from Ol’ Blue Eyes himself, it promises to get everyone in a New York State of Mind.
The Haven, Yorkshire’s local Breast Cancer Support Centre, will also be at #VQSA  on Thursday. Find them in the Cross Arcade for cupcakes and other treats.They will be collecting for The Haven as part of Yorkshire in the Pink – The Haven’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month campaign.

BAYLIFFE & LUPTON 10% off all purchases
CARAT 15% off all purchases

NICHOLAS DEAKINS 25% off all purchases
CHARBONNEL 10% off purchases. Prize draw for a £80 hamper (just give your email) and gorgeous chocolate sampling
CHURCH'S In store promotions on selected styles along with a free
goody bag with purchases of selected styles (whilst stocks last)*

COOTCHIE-COO 15% off all purchases on the evening
HAIR PLUS 10% off hairpieces/wigs
HAWES & CURTIS 15% off all purchases
ILLAMASQUA 20% off all purchases. Fun in store!
JAMES MACINTYRE James Macintyre & Co. are offering discounts to personal shoppers on the evening only on purchases of Moorcroft pottery as follows: a) To Moorcroft Collectors Club members with a laminated membership card an enhanced membership discount of 30%*. B) To all other purchasers a 20% discount*
*Excludes all items on the recently launched Legacy Collection, New York, Aurelian Dream, and exclusive Moorcroft Collectors' Club designs.
JEFFERY WEST 15% off all full price purchases. Shoe Shine service in store.
L'OCCITANE 10% discount on all purchases (excludes sale)
First 50 customers to spend £35 (after discount) will receive a goody bag.
MOLTON BROWN Spend £45 and receive 2x100ml free Pink Pepperpod & Black Peppercorn) Plus be in with a chance to win £150 of Molton Brown products
10% Discount on all purchases.Mulberry invites you to view the Autumn/Winter 2013 collection and watch one of our craftsmen at work in store.
NEAL'S YARD 15% discount on products. (Exclusions Apply*)
OLIVER SWEENEY 20% off when spending £200 or more
LOUIS VUITTON    "Pack your bags for New York!" Over 150 years ago a young Louis Vuitton arrived in Paris and began his career as an apprentice in the workshop of a trunkmaker and packer. Louis Vuitton keeps this service alive with the Art of Packing, a step by step guide on how to pack your luggage to suite the need of your journey.Our expert craftsman will also be available to hot stamp
specific Louis Vuitton items throughout the night enabling you to make your own Louis Vuitton article truly unique"
PHILLIP STONER    20% off wedding rings,rings and jewellery.

RADLEY 10% off all full price purchases.
REISS 10% off all purchases. Special prize draw
REISS MENSWEAR 10% off all purchases. Special prize draw
SHADE STATION 15% off all store purchases
UGG 10% off all purchases. Exclusvie taxi competition - find the right key for the taxi boot and win a prize!
VIVIENNE WESTWOOD 10% off all purchases
WHITE COMPANY 20% off all full price purchases, excludes furniture orders and gift vouchers.
(Exclusive bedroom demonstrations in store)
YORKSHIRE JEWELLERY Upto 50% off selected items
AFFORDABLE ART 10% discount on all artwork
AQ/AQ 30% discount on all full price items
ASPECTO 10% off all purchases
BERRY'S 20% off all wedding rings, and up to 25% off Berry's
jewellery.  25% off selected T. W. Steel watches. special offers in store with an appearance by the Leeds Rhino's stars and other gifts on the night.
CRABTREE & EVELYN  Special Event Price of £30 on the gorgeous Hand and Nail Beauty Pack - includes, hand recovery, award winning hand therapy and the new nail polish.Free goody bag with spend over £50
FILMORE & UNION 20% off food and drink. Complimentary taster bag*.(whilst stocks last)
FOLLI FOLLIE 20% discount on all purchases. Enjoy make up demos' from NARS, good bags and  New York fashion show!
HARVEY NICHOLS 15% discount of full price Autumn/Winter 2013 fashion and accessories* (*discount cannot be used with any other offers or promotions, for the pruchase of gift vouchers or in  selected areas including beauty & perfumery, foodmarket,wine shop, fourth floor café and bar, espresso bar or Yo! Sushi.
    Gorgeous goodie bag for the first 50 customers who spend over £40 Launch of the new Christmas gifts. Prize Draw. Hand and arm massages/make up consultations and New York style cocktails!
BAGEL NASH 15% off all food & drink
HOBBS 20% off full priced items. Chance to win a Hobbs giftcard to the value of £100 with every purchase.Goodie bag with each purchase over £250;
NW3    20% off full priced items. Chance to win a Hobbs giftcard to the value of £100 with every purchase.Goodie bag with each purchase over £250;
JO MALONE Discover Jo Malone's unique Cologne Intense Collection.Experience the fragrance on your skin with bespoke  fragrance consultations.
KIEHLS' 20% off all purchases on the evening and a Kiehl's treat with all purchase over £50
KURT GEIGER 20% off full price purchases, excludes Ugg and reduced items
off all purchases
MODA IN PELLE 20% off full price purchases. First 20 customers who spend over £75 will receive a gorgeous goody bag.
SWAROVSKI 10% off all purchases
THOMAS SABO 10% off all purchases
TM LEWIN    Free tie with any purchase on the evening. New York prize quiz.Drinks and New York Cake!
WOLFORD    20% off all trend Ready to Wear and lingerie.
WHISTLES    10% off all Whistles full price stock. Gift with purchase  for the first 100 customers!
   A New York themed art evening featuring artwork by Henderson Cisz, Csilla Orban, Dylan Izaak with a minimum of 10% of all purchases
BRAVISSIMO Free fittings available.Competition and raffle to win great prizes!
AZENDI Join our exclusive data base and receive 10% of purchases.

THE KOOPLES 20 %off all purchases
JACK WILLS Join Jack Wills for fun and frolics, save 20% on all purchases over £50, plus treats in store.
JIGSAW 10% off all full price purchases
LK BENNETT 20% off full price product (excludes Black Ribbon, Rosamund Pike bags and Shearling products)
PRETTY GREEN 20% off all products excluding eyewear and vinyl
THE NORTH FACE 20% off full price items. Goodie bags (whilst stocks last) In store competition
PAUL SMITH 20% off all purchases
JOULES Be in with a chance to win up to 30% off your purchases  in store with our lucky dip promotion
DIESEL 20% off all purchases plus instore DJ and goodie bags
SPACE NK Spend £50 or more and receive a £10 Space NK voucher

The Long & the Short of it for T.M.Lewin Competition winner.


                                               T.M.Lewin competition winner
With the recent tropical conditions we’ve been enjoying, a pair of shorts will have been the go-to option for dapper chaps wanting to retain their cool in the heat wave. But for Mark Johnson this is the default, indeed the only, choice, something that prompted his daughter Holly to nominate him for the T.M.Lewin Makeover your Man Competition run in the SS13 edition of VQ Magazine.

“He’s never out of shorts,” said a slightly exasperated Holly. “Whether there’s 8 inches of snow or 80 degrees of heat, he’s always in shorts! I’m getting married in December, and he’s working overtime to help pay for the wedding. I’d love him to give me away in something gorgeous – without showing his knees!”

And so it was that Mr Johnson and his family, along with over 100 other nominees and their guests, attended the winner’s event at VQ’s T.M.Lewin store on Tuesday 23rd July. The 200 competition entries had been narrowed down to a shortlist of five by a panel of judges from T.M.Lewin, Victoria Quarter and the other stores involved in the competition Kiehl’s, Charbonnel et Walker, Westrow Hair - Official Page and Official Nicholas Deakins; and with a serendipity that sometimes accompanies events such as these, Mr Johnson was selected as the winner.

Mr Johnson won a suit, shirt and tie of his choice from T.M.Lewin, shoes of his choice from Nicholas Deakins, a full hair overhaul with one of Westrow Hair’s award-winning stylists, a facial and luxury grooming hamper from Kiehl's and a luxury chocolate hamper from Charbonnel et Walker along with Afternoon Tea for Two at Harvey Nichols.

The runners up were Gerard Dowries and Mark Scott who each won a luxury goodie bag.

After the draw, Mr Johnson said, “I was surprised when Holly told me she had entered me for the competition, and I certainly never expected to win! It’s fantastic. Holly’s planning a black & white theme for her wedding, so I’m sure she’ll be coming along to help me make the right choices!”

Paul Baxby, Manager of the VQ T.M.Lewin store commented, “We had a great response to the competition and an excellent attendance on the night. Mr Johnson was a worthy winner and I’m looking forward to seeing him in the store soon to select his suit, shirt & tie.”

20 – 22, Queen Victoria Street
Tel: 0113 245 1018

Monday, 22 July 2013

Dress It Up At Karen Millen

Dress It Up At Karen Millen
A wedding or a Summer Ball - whatever the occasion, Karen Millen has a stunning array of dresses, to ensure you’ll step out in sophisticated style.
Leather to lace, floral to colour block, jersey to brocade – be a material girl this season.
Built on contemporary, minimal and clean styles, Karen Millen’s latest dress collection impresses, with a strong feminine twist. With must have creations adding a chic confidence to your wardrobe.
Karen Millen continues to bring a designer approach to the high street, dressing glamorous women in polished and fun clothes. Trends echo the label’s original core values and vision, focussing on beautiful fabrics and immaculate finishes. The brand prides itself on its individual, well-made pieces that transcend the seasons.
Dress to impress at…..
Karen Millen
2 Queen Victoria Street,
The Victoria Quarter,
T: 0113 244 6505

Glam Rocks At UGG

Glam Rocks At UGG

NEW! Fancy a touch of glitz and glamour in your leisurewear? Combine comfort with feet chic, and step into UGG Australia’s latest Alloway collection.

Women’s Alloway Studded
Add a downtown dimension to your leisurely loungewear, with the Alloway Studded feminine gold hardware. Featuring a suede upper, indulgent suede lining and a cosy sheepskin insole, these studded smoking slippers are finished with a moulded rubber UGG® logo outsole, taking you from work to weekend in casually smart style.
Sizes 3-10
Priced at £90
Colours to choose from: Midnight, Black, Chestnut or Java

Women’s Alloway Glitter
Add a playful touch of Mardi Gras glitz to your ensemble with the Alloway Glitter’s sparkly suede upper and metallic leather accents. These sleek slip-ons are finished with a molded rubber UGG® logo outsole, making them a smart addition to any all-day ensemble.
Sizes 3-10
Priced at £70
Colours to choose from: Black, Sterling or Champagne

UGG Australia at The VQ, Leeds, carries the brand’s complete range, including men’s, women’s and children’s footwear, apparel, outerwear, and handbags in addition to the brand’s exclusive Italian-made luxury line – UGG COLLECTION.

Treat your feet & brighten up your wardrobe this season, at……..

Ugg Australia
28-30 County Arcade
Victoria Quarter
T: 0113 244 4580

London Collections: Men At Harvey Nichols

London Collections: Men At Harvey Nichols

Wednesday 7th August 6pm – 8pm

Showcasing exceptional design, impeccable tailoring and exciting new visions for the future of men’s fashion, Harvey Nichols, Leeds, are offering you the unique opportunity to meet the designers behind the menswear brands that everyone’s talking about.

Featuring: Casely-Hayford, Christopher Shannon, James Long, Katie Eary, Lou Dalton, Mr. Hare and Bernstock Speirs.

Enjoy complimentary drinks and a live DJ as these rising stars showcase their inspirational Autumn/Winter 2013 collections.

RSVP essential:

Harvey Nichols
The Victoria Quarter,
107 Briggate,
T: 0113 204 8888

Friday, 19 July 2013

Introducing the newly launched AW13 collection from Radley

Border: A practical and hard-working handbag crafted from soft yet structured leather, the Border range is fast on its way to becoming a Radley classic
Introducing the newly launched AW13 collection from Radley
For Autumn Winter 13 Radley’s inspiration comes from the creativity of our archive, offering a modern interpretation of our rich heritage in an array of vibrant winter hues.
With beautiful premium leathers at the heart of the collection, combined with our loving attention to colour and detail, this season presents a purist range for the true bag lover – yet always with our characteristic twist. The colour spectrum ranges from warm chartreuse and pumpkin-esque ‘Spice’ orange to rich peacock and racing greens, timeless black and tan to luxuriant dark purple and fig...

15-17 County Arcade
Victoria Quarter
Tel: 0113-2341916
Overton: The vintage-inspired Overton bag is an every-day bag with a difference. This spacious tote will hold everything you need, such as your purse, brolly and all your essential items
Pocket Bag: A favourite the world over, known for its practicality and timeless style, Pocket Bag will quickly become your reliable everyday bag
Twyford: Classic meets boho-chic in the beautiful saddle-bag collection.  Each style has been crafted from premium leather with a smooth finish, which improves with age  

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Introducing the Rosamund Bag Collection Autumn Winter 2013 at L.K.Bennett

Introducing the Rosamund Bag Collection Autumn Winter 2013
British accessible luxury brand L.K.Bennett teams up with celebrated British actress and current L.K.Bennett campaign face, Rosamund Pike, to launch the Rosamund Bag Collection Autumn Winter 2013.
Rosamund Pike worked closely with the L.K.Bennett design team over six months to develop the capsule collection which showcases her unquestionable taste and refined British style. The bags, named in honour of Rosamund, the Rosie, Rosamund and Rosa draw on her love for classic British films, with the attitude of Julie Christie in the opening scene of ‘Darling’ a particular inspiration. The colour palette was designed to be ‘good enough to eat’ with brightly coloured, vibrant tangerine and dark bitter chocolate brown.
Made in Italy from soft calf skin leather, the smooth and grained leathers in the bags work together, adding texture and richness to a modern and design-led range. Inside; the bag features suede-like lining and outside; a bespoke hardware in brushed matt gold adds to the luxurious aesthetic. The zip, with a safety pin design detail, is inspired by Rosamund’s most treasured jewellery possession - her safety pin earring.
The luxurious collection is available in three sizes with one statement design and boasts six colour choices; white, navy, green, orange, black and chocolate/black.
These bags are launching in store on Wednesday 17th July.
13-15 King Edward Street,
Victoria Quarter,
T: 0113-2444770

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

ESPA My Travellers Available at Harvey Nichols

ESPA My Travellers Available at Harvey Nichols
Following constant requests from therapists, staff and loyal customers alike, ESPA are delighted to introduce My Travellers - a beautiful travel bag containing five refillable travel-sized bottles and jars ready to be filled with your favourite ESPA skincare essentials for those trips away. My Travellers are ideal to take away on business trips, weekend city breaks or for a well deserved long haul escape and are exclusively available to ESPA customers as a gift following the purchase of two full-sized products.

“As a seasoned business traveller, I never travel without my ESPA Hydrating Cleansing Milk and Hydrating Floral Spafresh, which are perfect to decant into these bottles. ESPA’s Regenerating Moisture Complex, one of my favourite moisturisers, will easily travel in one of the jars. I also love to take ESPA’s Pink Hair and Scalp Mud away with me and always apply it before using a steam room or pool, to protect my hair from chlorine.”
Sue Harmsworth MBE, Founder & CEO, ESPA International

ESPA My Travellers is available as a gift following the purchase of two full-sized products from Wednesday 10th July 2013 at Harvey Nichols ‪#‎Leeds‬

Monday, 8 July 2013

Alber Elbaz for Lancome at Harvey Nichols

Alber Elbaz for Lancome at Harvey Nichols
One of beauty’s most exciting collaborations is finally at Harvey Nichols, ‎#Leeds. Lanvin head designer Alber Elbaz, has teamed up with French beauty giant Lancome, to produce an unforgettable new makeup collection.
Reflecting his trademark quirky and stylish humour, Alber has created exclusive, limited edition packaging for all four mascaras in the Hypnôse range – Hypnôse Doll Eyes, Hypnôse Star, Hypnôse Drama and the original Hypnôse, as well as the range’s eyeshadow palettes and eyeshadow monos.
Check out the art of Alber at….
Harvey Nichols,
The Victoria Quarter,
T: 0113 204 8000

Oliver Sweeney Swim Shorts

Oliver Sweeney Swim Shorts

The weather’s hot … so take a dip into The VQ’s Oliver Sweeney store and check out their swim wear range!

Oliver Sweeney’s slim-fit, quick dry, light weight shorts, ensure that you’ll be the height of style both on dry land and when you hit the water!

With a tailor made approach and produced in collaboration with Parisian brand, Swimology, there’s no better way to be cool at the pool this summer.

Make a stylish splash this season at…….  

Oliver Sweeney
 38 – 40 County Arcade
 Victoria Quarter
 T: 0113 242 7864

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Harvey Nichols Cocktail of the Month: July

Harvey Nichols Cocktail of the Month: July
The Cocktail of the Month for July reflects the latest installation at the Harvey Nichols London Flagship store, the stunning Courvoisier Terrace.
Made with Courvoisier Exclusif, the winning cocktail ‘Imperial Infusion’ was designed by our Edinburgh Bar Team and is a delicious combination of beautiful bitter flavours that leave the taste buds craving more.
Whilst perhaps not so pleasing on the eye, this Courvoisier based cocktail is undoubtedly one of the finest combinations, truly thirst-quenching and a refreshing alternative to the flowery and fruity summer offerings.
So be sure to visit the Harvey Nichols 4th Floor Bar this July, and sip something a little different this summer.

Why not mix one up at home?

-35ml Courvoisier Exclusif
-2 level bar spoons Agave syrup
-15ml Bitter Truth Apricot Liqueur
-10ml Lemon Juice
-Peach Bitters

Place agave syrup and bitters into a rocks glass with the lemon juice and dissolve by stirring with a few cubes of ice. Add the cognac and liqueur a bit at a time and stir with a couple of ice cubes. Finish off (as you would with an Old Fashioned) with an orange twist garnish.

Imperial Infusion is available in all Harvey Nichols Bars from 1 July and Courvoisier Exclusif available from their Wine Shops.
Harvey Nichols
The Victoria Quarter,
‎#Leeds, LS1 6AZ
T: 0113 204 8000


Summer Sunset Dining at Harvey Nichols

 Summer Sunset Dining at Harvey Nichols
This summer, dine in style and enjoy Harvey Nichols Summer Sunset Menu at their 4th Floor Restaurant.Experience the finest food and exciting new cocktails at a price not to be missed!
Enjoy 3 courses with a ‎#Leeds Iced Tea cocktail for just £20
Available Tuesday to Friday evening 5.30pm – 9.30pm, from Tuesday 2 July until Wednesday 31 July 2013.
You can view the sample menu and book at the link provided.
Click Here to Book Now:
Harvey Nichols
The Victoria Quarter,
#Leeds, LS1 6AZ
T: 0113 204 8000

Espresso Bar Breakfasts at Harvey Nichols

Espresso Bar Breakfasts at Harvey Nichols
Good news for all our early birds, the Harvey Nichols Espresso Bar is open from 9am, Monday – Saturday serving brilliant breakfasts to start your day in style.
Enjoy a fresh hot drink and a pastry for the perfect wake-me-up, or why not indulge yourself with our Champagne breakfast?
For more information, please contact 0113 2048888.
Harvey Nichols
The Victoria Quarter,
‎#Leeds, LS1 6AZ