There are so many shops in Manchester it would be an impossible task to detail all of them, but below you can find a selection of some of the most popular Manchester shops with tourists and locals alike:
OXFAM Original is located just a few minutes from the city centre provides Original clothes, for Original people. There clothing stock is selected specially to reflect high street trends, original retro and also features designer labels. So why not treat yourself to a little treat whilst donating to a fantastic cause.
Ryan Vintage is Manchester?s vintage superstore so vast, yet so tightly packed, set aside a couple of hours to have a good old rummage through what is on offer. The store also offers quirky, antique items which are oddly positioned around the store, but gives it a very warm and homely feel. With very reasonably priced items, a great atmosphere and friendly, helpful staff, Ryan Vintage is perfect for a spot of retail therapy.
Selfridges is located at the heart of the city centre, adjacent the Wheel of Manchester and across the road from the Arndale Centre. The popular department store is set over four levels and sells everything under one rather impressive roof. In the basement can be found food and drink, featuring the ever popular restaurant Yo! Sushi. The basement is also home to giftware and home and leisure. The ground floor houses some of the best fashion brand accessories the market has to offer, coupled with the fabulous beauty department which is definitely worth a visit. On the upper two levels of the store, luxury fashion clothing brands can be found hosting both menswear and womenswear. The store also has its own kidswear department. The store is fully accessible by wheelchair with two user friendly lifts operating at all floor levels. There are also wheelchair friendly toilets located on the 2nd floor. Selfridges offers tax-free shopping to visitors who live outside of the EU and allows customers to claim back VAT paid on most of their purchases. If you are looking for a luxury visit to a prestigious department store, then you cannot miss a shopping trip to Selfridges.
Harvey Nichols is located in Exchange Square and first opened its doors in Manchester City Centre back in 2003. The store is set out over three levels hosting a beauty and accessories department on the ground floor, a womenswear department on the first floor and on the second floor is menswear. Harvey Nichols is a prestigious department store stocking some of the world?s most exclusive designer brands from across the globe. The store is also host to a first-class restaurant where visitors can wine and dine over a perfectly cooked lunch, a stylish and atmospheric environment to enjoy the second floor brasserie and an award winning bar, a perfect place to end your evening in style. The store is accessible to all and has lifts that operate to all levels, creating a pushchair and wheelchair friendly environment.
The House of Fraser is a large retail, designer department store, housed in a purpose built Art Deco building located on Manchester?s Deansgate. The store is Manchester second largest department store with 280,000 sq ft of retail space to browse at your peril. The store sells a huge range of designer fashion brands, as well as housing, beauty and home and leisure departments, two restaurants and a champagne bar. The designer department store hosts a range of beauty treatments and has personal shoppers on hand available at your request. House of Fraser offers tax-free shopping for visitors who live outside of the EU which allows VAT to be claimed back.
Thunder Egg is a small boutique shop heavily influenced by all things Japanese, Located in the city centre of Manchester. The store has two floors of unique, high quality items which are either imported or come from independent labels from across the world, so if different is your style, Thunder Egg is your store!
UGG Australia has opened its first flagship store in the North of England right in the heart of Manchester City Centre. The store promotes the brands luxury and comfort and is a joy to visit. The friendly staff are ready and willing to help, showing you around the flagship store which showcases the full range of premium UGG footwear, together with luxury accessories including outerwear and handbags. The store offers a lavish environment complete with luxury products, offering visitors the ultimate shopping experience.
Barbour is a family owned company who prides itself in selling luxury clothing, made with true quality, perfect for the Great British country lifestyle. The Manchester Store showcases most of the Barbour collections consisting of outerwear and outer layers which incorporate durability and attention to detail in all their clothing range.
The Manchester city centre store of Vivienne Westwood is located in the luxury district just outside of St. Ann?s Square. The store stocks the majority of the brands collection of lavish clothing catering for both males and females. The store also has an accessories department.
Emporio Armani is located in Spinningfields in Manchester City Centre and is recognisable instantly from a distance. The store is an amazing example of contemporary architect finished in a unique and extravagant glass panelled styling. The inside of the store is equally as beautiful, individually styled to perfectly reflect the luxurious brand.
The luxury accessories store Burberry opened just a few years ago in Manchester City Centre and has already become a fashion landmark for all style conscious visitors. If you want to be seen with the latest accessories, a visit to Burberry is a must.
Jigsaw is located in the lavish Triangle shopping centre and is the brands flagship store hosting over 10,000 sq ft of retail trading space. The store has been completely renovated in recent years and makes a grand and comfortable environment to browse in, and with the assistance of the helpful and knowledgeable staff, your sure to have a great shopping experience.
Louis Vuitton is a stylish and highly prestigious brand of fashion wear, with their boutique store ideally located in the Manchester Exchange Selfridges store. Selling a range of high-class and expensive accessories, a visit into the store is a must for all accessory fashion fans!
Oklahoma?s Cafe and Gift Shop is a real gem situated just a few minutes from Piccadilly Gardens. The store is a real Aladdin?s cave, filled to the brim of quirky and unusual items, perfect for finding a unique birthday gift or simply a present to a loved one from your visit to Manchester. The gift shop sells everything from cute little trinkets to the most exquisite handmade jewellery. The store also runs its very own independent cafe which is a favourite among many Mancunians with fairly priced delicious food on offer. If you?re stuck for a gift idea, or have a few hours to spare, Oklahoma?s Cafe and Gift Shop is the place to go!
Planet Vintage Girl is a unique shop, just outside of Manchester City Centre but definitely worth mentioning. The concept of the store is built on the idea of salvaged, recycled and second hand goods, provided to shoppers at a fair and reasonable price. The showroom showcases a range of items including fine antiques, architectural salvage and funky vintage furniture. The showroom is located in a former grade two listed pub, close to the popular tourist attraction, Manchester United Football Ground. With over 2,000 sq ft of showroom to browse, it is recommended you spare a good hour or two! Most products and materials are sourced locally and their bespoke product creativity celebrates great design. So if you happen to be close by while visiting the great city of Manchester, it is well worth a visit!
Take a walk through Manchester?s Northern Quarter and retro lovers will sure be amazed when they uncover this gorgeous boutique. Retro Rehab is a real vintage store offering handmade retro styled items including clothing, handbags and jewellery. The store is clean, fresh and overall provides a great shopping environment with helpful, enthusiastic staff. If you want a little bit of retro style in your life, why not pop down to Retro Rehab and see what you can find ? you won?t be disappointed.
Thomas Street Post Office is a unique store located in the city which brings big brands from around the world and fits them into one warm, homely location, offering a soothing retail experience you are not likely to forget any time soon. The labels found in the store are sourced from around the world, labels of which you will not find on every high street corner making this truly unique. Like its clothing labels, the store wishes to source customers from all over the world, so why not visit the store and fly your national flag.
Magma is a bookshop just a minutes? walk from Piccadilly Gardens which specialises in a range of reading material relating to creative arts. Magma is host to over 100 international magazines and the latest books, also selling exclusive merchandise including t-shirts, posters and gifts. Magma is a bookshop like no other, offering a creative, retail experience you will be sure to love.
A contemporary store and a real alternative to luxury high street boutiques, Oi Polloi features fashion focused and high quality menswear clothing from around the globe, all in one location. The store is based in Manchester?s Northern Quarter and is committed on providing shoppers with fashionable and quality menswear clothing, at reasonable prices. For male visitors to Manchester looking for the best available, unique clothing, a visit to Oi Polloi is strongly recommended.
Renegade Marmalade is a boutique store in Manchester?s Northern Quarter which stocks uniquely fashionable women?s clothing from well established and independent designers alike. This store is a must for all fashion conscious females visiting Manchester, who wants a truly unique designer outfit for that special night out.
Great Manchester Run
(Sat 26th May, 2018)
The Bupa Great Manchester Run is an annual 10 kilometre run through the streets in Manchester city centre. Usually held in mid-May.
The Manchester Day Parade
(Sun 10th Jun, 2018)
The Manchester Day Parade is a huge annual carnival which takes place on the streets of the city centre.
Mancester International Festival
(Wed 04th Jul, 2018)
Manchester International Festival is a major cultural festival of original and new work and special events in Manchester City Centre.