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The heritage fashion edit

From Mulberry to Alexander McQueen, we’ve done our research and rounded up the best heritage fashion brands to be seen in this spring – all available at Victoria Leeds. ​And don’t think these are one-season wonders. These iconic investments can be enjoyed year after year, so think of them like your super-stylish heirlooms… Enjoy!

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Few brands do boots better than German-born British shoemaker Dr Martens. ​Beloved of punks the world over, this 1947-founded brand has gone from cult favourite to global fixture. Gigi Hadid, Gwen Stefani and Robert Pattinson are all fans of its fearless footwear. ​Keep it classic with the eye-catching style that started it all. Barely changed since its birth in 1960, the Dr Martens eight-hole boot in cherry red is statement footwear built on solid foundations. ​With Goodyear-welted soles and smooth leather, a pair of these will ensure you always get off on the right foot.

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Sported by a slew of style icons including Alexa Chung and Cara Delevingne, Mulberry has grown from a family-run business based in Somerset to become one of the world’s most coveted leather fashion houses. ​Impeccably crafted and timelessly chic, this brand’s trendproof bags make for heirlooms everyone will hope they’ll inherit. ​Launched in 2003, the Mulberry Bayswater bag boasts a sophisticated style that will never date. Expertly crafted from the finest leather and finished with subtle hardware, it’ll lend your everyday look a certain polish.

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​Burberry might have started out as a military outfitter, but today the brand is much more than the trench coat that made it a household name. ​From stylish tailoring and knitwear to luxe scents, invest in this brand and you’ll be following in the footsteps of icons from Ernest Shackleton to Audrey Hepburn. ​Adorned with Burberry’s signature check, Burberry Brit is a captivating oriental fragrance with fresh zesty bursts of lime and pear with a base note of amber, mahogany and vanilla. Say hello to your new favourite scent.

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​Even without its founding father at the helm, Lee McQueen’s eponymous label still continues to enthrall the fashion set. ​With designs as boundary-pushing as they are beautiful, the London-based house has garnered fans in the highest places, including Kate Middleton. Her wedding dress was designed by creative director, Sarah Burton. ​A perfect example of McQueen’s signature brand of macabre glamour, this skull-print chiffon scarf is the epitome of elegance with an edge. Crafted from 100% silk, it’ll lend any look a truly luxurious finish.

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​A rebel at heart, Dame Vivienne Westwood turned her back on a career in primary school teaching to revolutionise fashion with her punk-inspired designs. ​From pirate boots to political T-shirts, her daring wares are provocative and impeccably crafted. No wonder she was awarded an OBE (which she famously received sans knickers!). ​Add a tongue-in-cheek touch to your look with these chic gold-tone earrings. Featuring the designer’s infamous orb – loosely inspired by the British Crown Jewels – they’re equal parts fancy and fun.

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Our picks: Dr Martens 1460 lace-up boots in Oxblood, £170, John Lewis; Vivienne Westwood thin lines flat orb earrings, £65, Vivienne Westwood; Burberry Brit for women eau de parfum, from £45.90, John Lewis (other Burberry fragrances available); Mulberry Bayswater small leather bag, £895, Mulberry;  Alexander McQueen rose skull-print silk chiffon scarf, £235, Harvey Nichols


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