Last month marked three years since The Yorkshire Soap Company opened its doors to the wonderful people of Leeds on Albion Street! When first opening this beautiful store, we couldn’t wait to be a part of the diverse culture and lively buzz that surrounds the city. We've had a fabulous three years so far, and we're hoping for many many more!
Due to the popularity of August’s Q&A with Louise, our fabulous York Store Manager, we couldn’t wait to do something similar with our Leeds store!
We took a few moments to sit down with the cheeky yet charming Jack; one of our brilliant team members in Leeds, to ask him a few of your frequently asked questions...
Q: With such a wide range of different products and scents, it can sometimes be quite hard to pick your favourite one, but if you had to, what would yours be and why?
A: I have so many favourite scents, but I tend to like the more fruity ones! If I really, really had to choose, I would say that my absolute favourite product is the No.7 Mandarella Blend Range. I love how the Lime, Basil and Mandarin blends together to make its fruity and citrus infusion. It definitely gives you a zing!
Q: There are so many things to see and do in Leeds, which is what makes it such a brilliant city. Which part of Leeds is your favourite and why?
A: I love the shopping aspect of Leeds! The Trinity Centre, which is close to our Leeds store, is great. It has so much to offer, that there is something there for everyone. Many of the shops are open until 8pm, so there’s always time to do some shopping after work! Eating there is my favourite - there are so many different kitchens to eat in, meaning you can try all the different foods you want!
Q: With so much happening in Leeds, a famous face is always around the corner! Have you been lucky enough to meet any celebrities whilst working in our Leeds store?
A: In the past couple of months, I have actually met quite a few celebrities and TV personalities! I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here winner and Gogglebox’s, Scarlett Moffatt recently made a visit to our store whilst she was in Leeds and she was absolutely lovely! So was Celebrity Big Brother contestant Chloe Khan, who browsing our beautiful soaps a couple of weeks ago. The both of them were really genuine and so sweet - they were even nice enough to let me get a picture with them!
Q: So we know you love our No.7 Mandarella Blend Range, but what tends to be the most popular product in Leeds at the moment?
A: Like all of the other stores, right now, our new Unicorn Tears range is outselling everything in store! The bubblegum scent reminds me of being a little child - it’s the best nostalgic gift! Everyone really believes in Unicorns!
Q: Out of all the quirky and mysterious features that we have in our Leeds store, what do you think is the most interesting interior piece?
A: The most quirky feature in the store is definitely the staff... Kidding! I absolutely love the zebra head mounts on the wall and the fact that they're handmade like everything else in-store, is just brilliant! The male zebra has such a cool haircut, too!
Q: We’re known for our eccentric window displays… What’s been your favourite one and why?
A: All the stops are often pulled out for our window displays but the best one has to be from last Christmas! It had an animatronic Christmas Tree with these beautiful waterfall lights. It made it look so magical! I really can’t wait to see what this year’s window display will be!
We really hope you enjoyed this inside scoop on what it is like working in our Leeds store… It sounds like it’s an absolute ball!
If you want to know anything else about our brilliant Leeds store or any of our other stores, please feel free to contact us! Or maybe take a trip into our Leeds store and say hello Jack and the rest of the team!
Happy Shopping! X