Colours May Vary
Located in Leeds' iconic Corn Exchange building, Colours May Vary stocks books, journals, prints, cards, gifts and homewares, with a focus on art, design, typography and illustration. Stocking pieces by both local and international producers, their self-made mission is to ‘try to bring things to Leeds that can't be found elsewhere.’
The Balcony, Corn Exchange, LS1 7BR
Browse pieces handmade by local makers at the social enterprise Fabrication, which also supports craft micro-businesses by offering work and retail spaces and plays host to workshops and hen parties.
79 Albion Street, LS1 5AP
Rather than see unwanted materials go to landfill, social enterprise Scrap reuses waste from businesses and sells them as making resources from its hub in the historic Spinning Mill. Stock is sold at low prices to ensure it remains accessible to all.
The Spinning Mill, LS28 5UJ
Contemporary art, design, fashion and photography publications are the focus at Village – from monographs to small press zines. The shop also supports a not-for-profit gallery space that promotes work from artists and photographers both local to Leeds and from further afield.
10-12 Thornton’s Arcade, LS1 6LQ
Another independently-run gem to be found in the Corn Exchange, this yarn shop's stock ranges from the commercially-made to the hand-dyed, alongside a selection of handmade gifts, homewares and accessories.
Unit C3A, Corn Exchange, LS1 7BR
Aladdin's Cave Jewellery
If you’re a magpie for all that glitters, this legendary shop is a must-visit. A family-run business for over 40 years and through 3 generations, Aladdin’s Cave is filled with antique jewellery, specialising in Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco pieces.
19 Queens Arcade, LS1 6LF