Vintage clothing brand opens its third base in Yorkshire

Chinese Laundry, a vintage clothing brand and shop, is joining the 23 independent shops, cafes and salons in Leeds Corn Exchange.

Chinese Laundry first opened in Hull in 2004 with a second shop opening in York in 2015 and is now finally bringing its brand to Leeds.

It stocks a large range of vintage clothing sourced from Europe and the USA along with its own reworked clothing brand that gives pre-loved items a new lease of life. The shop will also be stocking a full range of its own branded clothing and accessories.

Alfie Appleton, founder of the business, said: “We are really excited that we are finally able to bring our shop and our brand to Leeds.

“We’ve been looking for the right shop for a long time now and the beautiful setting of the Corn Exchange, at the home of independent retail in Leeds, feels like the perfect fit.”

Adam Warner, centre manager at Leeds Corn Exchange, added: “We couldn’t be happier to welcome Chinese Laundry to the Corn Exchange family as the brand opens their first shop in Leeds.

“It is an incredibly exciting time here as we’re continuing to work closely with Leeds City Council to transform the area around the Corn Exchange to create more public space so we can continue to support Leeds’ thriving independent retail scene.”

The launch of Chinese Laundry will follow recent openings of Colour May Vary and Bellwether Yarns. Chinese Laundry officially opens its doors at Leeds Corn Exchange on 2 October.