So I’m not exactly much of a shopper, although I’m perfectly happy browsing for Bikes, Books, Records etc, so it seems slightly incongruous that I’m writing a blog post about a shop. However I was very much taken by the new indie in Leeds – Colours May Vary – which has rocked up in the Munro House complex presumably hoping to attract the hip arty crowd that allegedly knocks about down that end of town 🙂
I stumbled across it heading to Cafe164 where I was going to read the paper on a break from moving the kids to various activities in the city. The new shop looked interesting and I thought a definite possibility for presents, not expecting to find much for me in there as it all looked a bit nice for this unstylish gibbon. However I was somewhat blown away by the breadth of beautifully produced books, magazines and journals in there covering all sorts of subjects including cycling and football – as you can see from the photo I picked myself up a couple of gems. Boneshaker I know all about but the Green Soccer Journal was something very new to me (I did contemplate boycotting buying it for the use of the word soccer mind). There was other cycling stuff in there as well as some beautiful moleskin type cycling diaries, a fantastic book on Punk without even getting started on the art and design bits and bobs.
I’ll definitely be returning as it has things you simply won’t find elsewhere and it’s packed full of little gems (I want the Charlie Brown figure) as well as nicely designed paper and cards and things which is not really for me but I know plenty of people who would love them. Leeds needs places like this so pop in and have a butchers, I really hope it survives and flourishes