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I’ve been a bit London-centric recently, I guess I’m still excited that I finally live here… but here is a mention of a shopping event in a different part of the UK. Leeds is demonstrating its passion for all things shopping with its fourth annual Leeds Shopping Week from 15th to 25th October, 2009. It is the city’s annual shopping festival showcasing Leeds’ contemporary and cosmopolitan retail offer and highlighting all that Leeds loves about retail therapy.

For ten days, the city centre will be bustling with a unique mix of fabulous events including fashion shows, makeovers and fairs, which have been organised by retailers in the city. Best of all, most of the events are free to attend.

The festival makes a dramatic entrance on 15th October with a Las Vegas ‘Shopping Affair’ in the Victoria Quarter, with 76 stores celebrating the glamour of the 1960s. Also on the 15th, The Living Room on Greek Street is showcasing a ‘Belly Laughter Expert’ where visitors can learn how to laugh in style. On 17th October Leeds Town Hall Crypt will host a vintage arts and crafts fair. On 22nd October, The St John’s Centre is offering a ladies evening with styling from Leeds City College fashion students.

LK Bennett is hosting daily mini fashion shows throughout the festival, where guests can receive styling advice and complimentary drinks. There will also be hotel, restaurant and pampering packages available throughout the city so shoppers can shop and then drop! To celebrate the fact that Leeds Shopping Week coincides with National Chocolate Week (12th-18th October), Hotel Chocolat will be offering sampling in store during the week as well as competitions for children.

Leeds Shopping Week is also offering one lucky winner the chance to win over £2,000 worth of delightful ‘Leeds loves’ products and services, which have been donated by various retailers and businesses in the city.

For more information on Leeds Shopping Week, visit