AWARD-WINNING waterside development, Granary Wharf in Leeds, will see the arrival of a feast of independent retailers this festive season.
A trio of pop-up shops will open their doors for a limited time only, offering an array of fashions and foodie treats.
Out of the Woods juice bar, city centre retailers Aqua designer clothing, and vintage boutique Bird’s Yard will all be open from Friday 25 November.
Out of the Woods’s Christmas shop returns by popular demand after the success of last year’s pop-up store, and will offer a range of Christmas goodies including scrumptious Yorkshire hampers, speciality cheeses, chocolates and chutneys, Christmas cards, decorations and other local delights and gift ideas.
The original store opened in 2006, offering healthy breakfast and lunch alternatives to the workers at the creative hub known as the Holbeck Urban Village.
Aqua, the Leeds brand known for its innovative clothing for men and women, is holding its annual 10-day clearance sale at Granary Wharf. New season samples and last season collection pieces will be on offer for up to 90% off the recommended retail price. The Aqua pop-up store is a style stop for all fashionistas offering vintage t-shirts from £10 and dresses and denim from £20 each.
Aqua continues to push the boundaries in fashion with its forward thinking. It holds an impressive CV, boasting twelve in-season collections per year, and has successful stores in both Leeds and London.
Also open for business for those with a penchant for vintage vogue is Bird’s Yard, which returns to the Wharf following a successful pop-up shop at the Leeds Waterfront Festival in the summer. On sale will be the shop’s unique range of vintage and boutique clothes, bags and accessories, as well as pieces from the new home wares department.
Bird's Yard opened its doors in July of 2010 and caters for the long-missed independent and creative side to Leeds Shopping. It boasts three floors of unique boutiques and retail spaces, from hand-crafted, bespoke, vintage, womens wear and hair.
Hollie Reynolds, Senior Sales and Marketing Manager at ISIS, said: “In the run up to Christmas, shopping for the perfect present is not only time consuming but it can also be difficult to find something truly original.”
She added that with these three fantastic Leeds based businesses setting up at Granary Wharf for a limited time, ISIS are able to offer the chance for anyone, including the residents of apartment buildings Waterman’s Place and Candle House, to support independent local businesses and pick up a limited edition or vintage gift.
The pop-up shops join Granary Wharf’s established commercial venues which include Brazilian eatery Fazenda, Japanese restaurant Wasabi Tepenyaki, real-ale bar The Hop, and the lounge bars and award-winning restaurant at Mint Hotel – making the area a discerning destination to shop and take a pit-stop this Christmas.
Out of The Woods Christmas Shop
Thursday: 12pm – 8pm
Friday: 12pm – 6pm
Saturday: 12pm – 6pm
Closes on Saturday 24 December
Aqua (cash only store)
Monday – Wednesday: 10am – 6pm
Thursday – Friday: 10am – 8pm
Saturday: 10am – 6pm
Sunday: 11am – 5pm
Closes on Sunday 4 December
Tuesday: Saturday 12pm – 7pm
Sunday: 11am – 2.30pm
Closes on Sunday 11 December
For more information on any of the shops mentioned and/or Granary Wharf please contact Anys Williams or Debbie Pett at Anita Morris Associates on 01943 603311 or visit www.granarywharf.co.uk
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