Vintage shopping in Leeds Leeds Leeds
Not only do they have a stunning array of vintage goodies up here, they are also giving it away. For the princely sum of £50 I got two amazing dresses, two blouses, a chain and a scarf, from two very different vintage stores.
Most of the haul came from the Corn Exchange, where I used to regularly prowl around for outfits circa 1994 (yes, I know) when I was at uni in Huddersfield. I was into clubbing (!) in those days and bought plenty of shiny, silky dresses from one of the boutiques that no longer exists. With my vintage-hunter head on, I was chuffed to discover that it has been replaced (and usurped) by Mad Elizabeth (named after a Cribbs song), a beautifully-presented treasure trove of second hand loveliness.
|There’s a huge range of clothes here, all beautifully presented|
|I had a right old rummage in the scarf box|
|The girls who run the store have a fine eye for stylish accessories|
|I could have happily bought every single one of these pendants|
|Hot vintage boots|
|The kitsch touches make shopping at Mad Elizabeth lots of fun|
|Here’s co-owner Claire, hard at work behind the (boootiful!) cash desk|
|Emerald colour pop 70s-style – just one of the bargain pieces I *had* to buy|
|If you find yourself in Leeds, you must check it out|
|You have to dig for treasure here|
|Leeds lasses search the rails|
|So many retro delights|
|And if you prefer reworked vintage, check out the Redneck label boys ‘n’ girls|