With a mix of both quirky vintage treasures and glossy designer favourites to be found – York really is the place to be when it comes to shopping. Whether you are a solo shopper or enjoying a spree with the girls there is a present to be had for everyone, (not to mention a treat or two for yourself).


Boasting a picturesque backdrop and an array of high street favourites nestled in amongst historic streets; York City Centre provides the perfect setting for a weekend amble combined with a well deserved spot of retail therapy.

Although any true fashionista knows that shopping is not for the faint hearted, when it comes time to refuel, York has some of the quaintest cafes and restaurants around. The cities relaxed atmosphere and chilled out vibes makes it the ideal place to unwind and take a load of your feet, and if the beautiful cobbled streets become too much for your heels to take, don’t fear, any one of York’s many retail parks could be your saviour. Vangarde, Clifton Moor, Designer Outlet to name but a few, situated just outside the city walls – there is a centre to cater for every style of shopper, within a range of budgets from the savviest of shoppers to the payday blowout.

Independent retailers and small businesses stand hand in hand with high street giants to create the ultimate shopping experience that separates York from any other city, and with a stunning Minster view and charm filled streets too, we challenge you not to lose your heart to York… our fashion capital.