We think you’d agree it’s high time we all took time out from what has become our everyday normal. Sit back, relax and treat yourself. If there was ever a time for indulgence and escapism, that time is now! If retail therapy is what your heart desires, then you’ve come to the right place. Let’s take you on a whistle-stop tour of shopping right here on your doorstep. From independent boutiques to high street retail, authentic Indian bazaars to shopping in rural settings, there is no doubt there is something for everyone!

City Centre

Looking for quirky gifts then SET is the perfect shopping destination. We all know that certain someone who is a nightmare to buy for, but at SET you’re sure to find a gem of a gift. Looking to make a statement? Then you can’t go wrong with Harriman & Co for an eclectic range of everyday homeware to one-off items all hand-picked for beauty and functionality and guaranteed to make your house a home.

Why not get a head start on your Christmas shopping with a visit to Niche, a family run business who source every product with care including books, stationery, jewellery, house & home and much more?

This year many of us have found more time to do the things we love and if you’ve dabbled in sewing, dress making and anything thing crafty then venture over to Crafty Sew & So. It’s the perfect place to pick up your craft essentials. Why not sign up for one their amazing online workshops for a chance to ask questions and learn new skills!

Step foot into one of the city’s most colourful shops where you’ll find crystals, jewellery, fashion accessories, incense and quirky ornaments. Its like stepping into another world! You’ll find the Very Bazaar, very bazaar!

Fair Trade is situated in Leicester’s Silver Street over 3 floors but it’s not just a shop. It’s an excellent example of the best in ethical and sustainable living. From fashion to food, toys to toiletries, handbags to rugs and gifts for everyone.

Home to one of the most popular shopping destinations Highcross offers an awe-inspiring mix of fashionable stores, stylish restaurants including major stores like John Lewis, Apple, Zara and Reiss.

Stoneygate

If you’re looking for a cosmopolitan shopping experience then Stoneygate is a mere stone throw from the city centre. It’s a great shopping day out boasting over 50 designer shops and eateries with everything from interior design, high end fashion, shoes and accessories, handbags and much more. After all that shopping, you’ll need to take a pitstop so take 5 at one of the charming eateries.

Wistow Rural Centre

If you’re looking for some retail therapy in rural surroundings then head over to Wistow Rural Centre. It’s well worth a visit with a charming selection of independent boutique shops & delis and a grand garden centre in an 18th century walled garden.

Market Harborough

Market Harborough is a charming market town full of history and culture as well as a unique shopping experience. A visit to here is incomplete without a visit to the 800-year-old indoor market. In the main shopping centre you'll find mainstream high street chains and tucked away along quaint streets you'll discover independent retailers including clothing boutiques, quaint gift shops and hidden cafes.

Engine Yard Belvoir Castle

If you’re looking for artisan shopping then head over to the Engine Yard Belvoir Castle. You’ll find the best of country living with everything from delicatessens to garden shops, artisan chocolatiers to speciality teas and coffees, toy shops to glamorous interiors and so much more.

The Golden Mile

If you thought that was it, then you’d be wrong. If you’re looking to treat yourself Indian style, then a visit to the Golden Mile must be at the top of your list. It’s a short walk from the city centre and is the closest the UK comes to an authentic Indian bazaar. You’ll find an array of Indian jewellery shops, world class, high end Asian couture fashion and Indian sweet shops dotted up and down the Golden mile.

Ashby de la Zouche

A picturesque market town with a range of shops, boutiques and eateries situated in the midst of The National Forest area with delightful countryside. You'll find farmshops with produce and interesting gifts for sale plus a vibrant main street surrounded by vintage shops, independent boutiques and high steet brands.

Melton Mowbray

This beautiful market town nestles itself in the serene Leicestershire countryside. It has a deep rooted history in farming and food, hence why it's referred to as the Rural Capital of Food. If you're looking for an authentic Melton Mowbray pork pie or Stilton Cheese then look no further. Visit Ye Olde Pork Pie Shop, Melton's oldest remaining bakers of authentic Melton Mowbray Pork Pies or try your hand at making your own with Brockleby's Pie Making experiences. 

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