Community Culture: Miles Robinson Of Pizza Fella – Kestin AW21

To highlight our latest delivery from HIP favourites Kestin for AW21 – we visited Miles Robinson Of Pizza Fella, a culinary institution within the city and a go-to for us at HIP HQ. Situated just a stones throw from our Leeds flagship store, Pizza Fella was first born after Miles developed a passion for Neapolitan […]

To highlight our latest delivery from HIP favourites Kestin for AW21 – we visited Miles Robinson Of Pizza Fella, a culinary institution within the city and a go-to for us at HIP HQ. Situated just a stones throw from our Leeds flagship store, Pizza Fella was first born after Miles developed a passion for Neapolitan pizza after a visit to Naples. Following a few years of serving up authentic slices out of the back of his converted Citroen H Van named “Claude” at various pop-ups and events, Pizza Fella found it’s feet with a permanent home on Vicar Lane in the form of a stripped back, industrial-inspired venue which seats up to 60 people. Offering a robust and thought out menu of wood-fired pizzas, each handmade using Italian Caputo flour, San Marzano tomatoes and Fior di Latte – it’s clear Pizza Fella draw strong inspiration from Italy with their toppings, but also try to make the most of local British producers wherever they can – resulting in the best Pizza in town.

Founded in 2015 by designer Kestin Hare with almost 20 year’s industry experience, Kestin aims to redefine modern Scottish design by seamlessly blending innovation with tradition. For AW21, Kestin present their latest collection which stays true to the brands heritage of drawing from workwear, military, sports and outdoor wear to create clothing which is functional, subtle and distinctive.  For Kestin, responsible manufacturing is key with around 50% of every collection being made in the UK. Standout pieces in Kestin’s AW21 collection worn by Miles includes the Neist Fleece, Rosyth Shirt and Derby Smock.

Explore the Kestin AW21 collection in Leeds, Nottingham and online now.

Work With Us: Junior Copywriter (Apprentice) – Leeds, Yorkshire

HIP has a long history of providing new and exciting products to enhance the lives of people who care about good design and quality. Conceived in 1987 as a pioneer of style in the city of Leeds UK, HIP has evolved through the years to become a true lifestyle retailer offering top tier brands from […]

HIP has a long history of providing new and exciting products to enhance the lives of people who care about good design and quality. Conceived in 1987 as a pioneer of style in the city of Leeds UK, HIP has evolved through the years to become a true lifestyle retailer offering top tier brands from a range of categories.  It was the local community spirit that allowed us to flourish, like minded individuals who share the same appreciation for ‘nice things’ as we do.  With exciting in-store experiences and an innovative digital platform that aim to educate and engage, we can now grow this community to fit the modern world we live in.


We are currently looking for a Full Time Junior Copywriter (Apprentice) to join our quickly expanding team based in Leeds, Yorkshire.

If interested, please apply here.

Responsible To –

Product & Content Executive

Role Overview & Responsibilities 

Completing all product copy with 100% accuracy in a manner that helps maximize sales and SEO.
Assist in blog post creation with marketing/content team.


Understand and maintain the quality management and file management system – employ a methodical approach to archive management and file organization.


Develop a consistent tone of voice in all product and marketing copy.


Provide support for marketing or social media copy when required.


Work on tasks arranged by product & content executive to ensure efficient intake management.
Perform routine scans on all brand pages on site to ensure specific details are correct and a uniform presentation is maintained.


Gather and organize brand documents and information for  upcoming seasons.


Spend time with brand team and product & content executive investing in showcasing brand information in store to better present and educate customers.


Provide additional support for writing and creating copy for brand decks.


An opportunity to learn more about PPC, search marketing and web analytics, supported by the group multichannel team.

Skills/Experience Required

Proven experience within a similar role is advantageous.

Able to work quickly and effectively whilst maintaining a high level of quality and managing workloads.

Organized and be able to manage own workflow.

Ability to clearly articulate ideas to Line Manager and other non-graphical team members.

An interest and knowledge of the product and brands HIP stock would be advantageous for the role.

Maths and English Grade C/4 or above (preferred)

Introducing: HIP Personal Shopper

Elevate you online shopping experience and connect with our HIP Personal Shoppers in both our Leeds and Nottingham stores for a personalised 1-1 service. Whether you want to ask about sizing, a closer look at a certain piece or find out about the latest seasonal collections and launches, our team are here to help. With […]

Elevate you online shopping experience and connect with our HIP Personal Shoppers in both our Leeds and Nottingham stores for a personalised 1-1 service. Whether you want to ask about sizing, a closer look at a certain piece or find out about the latest seasonal collections and launches, our team are here to help.

With features such as chat and reserve, two-way video chat and text chat, HIP Personal Shopper is here to make your online and in-store experience seamless and worthwhile.

YEEZY QNTM ‘Onyx’

adidas present the all new YEEZY QNTM ‘Onyx’. The YEEZY QNTM ‘Onyx’ features an upper composed of a jacquard underlay combined with an RPU cage that wraps the upper for structure and durability while offering a unique look and feel. The synthetic suede toe overlay offers toe protection and durability. Reflective material throughout the jacquard quarter […]

adidas present the all new YEEZY QNTM ‘Onyx’. The YEEZY QNTM ‘Onyx’ features an upper composed of a jacquard underlay combined with an RPU cage that wraps the upper for structure and durability while offering a unique look and feel. The synthetic suede toe overlay offers toe protection and durability. Reflective material throughout the jacquard quarter panel and heel counter emits light in darkness. The YZY QNTM elevates the cushioning experience with a re-engineered full-length drop-in Boost midsole – a semi-translucent clear TPU cage wraps the Boost while the herringbone patterned rubber outsole offers optimal traction.

The adidas YEEZY QNTM ‘Onyx’ launches at HIP on 10/09/20 online only via our raffle.

YEEZY Slide ‘Soot’ & ‘Pure’

This September, adidas present the all new YEEZY Slide ‘Soot’ and the return of the YEEZY Slide ‘Pure’. Both colourways feature an injected EVA foam to provide lightweight durability, whilst the soft top layer in the footbed offers immediate step in comfort. Additionally, the YEEZY Slide’s outsole utilizes a unique grooved design for optimal flexibility […]

This September, adidas present the all new YEEZY Slide ‘Soot’ and the return of the YEEZY Slide ‘Pure’. Both colourways feature an injected EVA foam to provide lightweight durability, whilst the soft top layer in the footbed offers immediate step in comfort. Additionally, the YEEZY Slide’s outsole utilizes a unique grooved design for optimal flexibility and traction.

The adidas + YEEZY Slide ‘Soot’ & ‘Pure’ launches at HIP on 06/09/21 online via raffle here and here.

Community Culture: Matt Kelly Of Plaey Workshop – New Balance 992

To highlight our latest delivery of the timeless grey New Balance 992 ‘Made In USA’ – we visited local Saltaire based furniture designer Matt Kelly, who runs Plaey Workshop – where he produces modern, affordable furniture that combines form, function and a sense of fun. Our first feature in our new ongoing ‘Community Culture’ series […]

Community Culture: Matt Kelly Of Plaey - New Balance 992

To highlight our latest delivery of the timeless grey New Balance 992 ‘Made In USA’ – we visited local Saltaire based furniture designer Matt Kelly, who runs Plaey Workshop – where he produces modern, affordable furniture that combines form, function and a sense of fun. Our first feature in our new ongoing ‘Community Culture’ series – which aims to combine highlighting our favourite new releases alongside members of the wider community of HIP. Similar to New Balance’s approach to their ‘Made In’ line – Plaey summarises their ethos by stating “Each piece is a celebration of simplicity that belies the craft, rigour and countless hours that went into it. Every detail, every line, every material has earned its place through countless iterations until it’s perfect”.

First debuted in 2006 as part of New Balance’s 100th anniversary, the now iconic 992 came into the footwear brands offering as a move on from the fan-favourite 991, with the incorporation of high-tech ABZORB SBS material on the heel and front for improved running support. Further adding to the quality and the allure of the 992 is its inclusion in New Balance’s famed ‘Made In USA’ line, meaning the production of each pair uses American factories for over 70% of its manufacturing components, ensuring a quality, long-lasting build. Ideal for everyday wear all year round thanks to the style’s iconic and versatile grey suede colourway, premium materials can be found throughout, from the supple buttery suede upper to the breathable mesh accents and 3M reflective detail hits.

Whilst the 992 is loved by many New Balance fans globally, one of the most notable fans of the silhouette comes in the form of no other than the late Steve Jobs, who wore the 992 every single day after upgrading from the 991 in 2007 – becoming a piece of modern history, the 992 was famously worn by Jobs whilst unveiling the very first iPhone at Macworld 2007.

Stay up to date with Matt and Plaey here – explore our latest New Balance arrivals including the timeless grey 992 ‘Made in USA’ online now.

Community Culture: Matt Kelly Of Plaey - New Balance 992
Community Culture: Matt Kelly Of Plaey - New Balance 992
Community Culture: Matt Kelly Of Plaey - New Balance 992