Victoria Quarter
The Victoria Quarter is an upmarket shopping area in Leeds, England. It consists of three blocks situated between Briggate and Vicar Lane, comprising the County Arcade, Cross Arcade, Queen Victoria Street and King Edward Street. This development was built around 1900 and designed by the theatre architect Frank Matcham, and originally it also included his Empire Palace Theatre, but this was demolished in the 1960s. The exteriors are largely of faience from the Burmantofts Pottery works, and the interiors of the arcades contain a number of mosaics and plentiful use of marble. The Quarter was restored in phases between 1990 and 1996, during which a glass roof was also erected over Queen Victoria Street.

Debuts
Confidence in the Victoria Quarter has seen occupancy reach 100%, with a number of stores making their out-of-London debuts. The latest opening is Arrogant Cat Boutique, its first store outside London, and a dedicated accessories branch of Reiss is planned to open opposite its main Leeds store on County Arcade. Church's shoes also opened its first store outside London in the Victoria Quarter, as did Firetrap and Agent Provocateur. Harvey Nichols's Leeds store opened in 1996; this was the first provincial move for an upmarket department store. It occupies the site of the former Empire Palace, and for a time Leeds was described as 'The Knightsbridge of the North'. Also in 2006, Louis Vuitton opened its first store to have a VIP area. Paul Smith opened his third flagship store in the UK in Leeds, while Religion chose the Victoria Quarter as the location for its first-ever store.

Stores in the VQ
  • Adecco, Agent Provocateur, All Saints Men's Store, All Saints Women's Store, Anthony's Patisserie, Aqua Couture, Aspecto, Austravel, Autumn & May, Azendi, Arrogant Cat
  • B&R, Bayliffe & Lupton, Berrys, Boodle-am, Bravissimo, Brora, Brossgill Opticians
  • Cadeaux, Charbonnel Et Walker, Chinelli, Coast, Crabtree & Evelyn
  • Daisy Chain, Diesel
  • East
  • FCUK, Firetrap, Formes, French Revolution, French Revolution Bagels, Folli Follie
  • G Lovis, Gieves & Hawkes
  • Hair Plus, Harvey Nichols, Hawes and Curtis, High & Mighty, HL Brown, Hobbs
  • Itiz
  • Jack Wills, James Macintyr & Co Ltd, Jeffery-West, Jigsaw, Jo Malone
  • Karen Millen, Kookai, Kurt Geiger
  • Lacoste, Life, Links of London, LK Bennett, Louis Vuitton
  • Mulberry, Moda in Pelle, Molton Brown
  • Neal's Yard Remedies, Nicholas Deakins, Nicky Clarke, North Face
  • Olivers, Oliver Sweeney, Optical Express
  • Paul Smith
  • Quiksilver
  • Radley, Reiss, Religion, Rose & Co
  • Shade Station, Space NK Apothercary, Swarovski
  • Thomas Sabo, T.M. Lewin, Ted Baker, Teddy & Co, The VIP Lounge, The White Company
  • Vicky Martin, Vivienne Westwood
  • Whistles, World of Dance
  • Yorkshire Jewellery Limited