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Victoria Centre Leeds welcomes one million shopper visits since the opening

Victoria Leeds has welcomed one million shopper visits since the opening of the long-awaited Victoria Gate, the new £165 million retail and dining destination.

Shoppers have been attracted from across the region, looking to experience the 130 premium retailers open at Victoria Leeds, which incorporates the historic Victoria Quarter.

Retailers including COS and Aspinal have already announced their strongest store openings ever, with existing brands including Louis Vuitton also experiencing strong performance, as shoppers return to the city to indulge in Victoria Leeds’ exceptional offer.

The Victoria Leeds Plus App has reached 8,000 shopper downloads and retailers have also seen a variety of successes since the launch of the development, including:

  • The White Company achieved over 3,000 transactions in the first week, with over a third of those being winter candles
  • In the first four days of opening, over 120,000 tea samples were handed out in true Yorkshire style by T2
  • Over 1,000 pairs of shoes have been tried on in Russell & Bromley since opening
  • Chocolate lovers have spoiled themselves in Charbonnel et Walker with over 3,000 truffles sold in the past fortnight
  • Lifestyle wellbeing brand, Neom Organics has uncovered that the most common wellbeing need in Leeds is a better night’s sleep, after more than 4,000 people took the brand’s in-store scent discovery test.

The arcades have also attracted Team GB Olympians, gymnast Nile Wilson and race walker Tom Bosworth through its doors, as well as Paris Hilton’s British Best Friend, Chrissie Wunna.

James Bailey, General Manager of Victoria Leeds, said: “We’re delighted to have welcomed so many new and existing shoppers to Victoria Leeds. Victoria Quarter has always been a fantastic shopping destination for the North and with the addition of Victoria Gate, the appeal is broader than ever before. People are flocking in from the local area and beyond and the feedback has been incredibly positive. Our one millionth shopper visit is a huge milestone for us and hopefully will be the first of many.”

Victoria Gate has brought in a flagship John Lewis, the biggest outside of London, together with Nespresso, Hackett, Tommy Hilfiger, CAU, Aspinal of London, & Other Stories, COS, Le Pain Quotidien and Anthropologie, joining with the iconic Victoria Quarter. With 77% of the new line-up debuting in Leeds and 33% of the brands being new to Hammerson’s retail portfolio, it’s an international vote of confidence for Leeds.