Jostling with its Oldham Street neighbour Pop Boutique for the title of most appealing vintage stockist, Retro Rehab specialises in selecting the most wearable clothes and accessories from decades past. Yes, it’s another vintage store but in this part of town you can’t move for them, and surely you didn’t come to Manchester to visit the Gap?
In this modestly sized but packed outlet dresses and skirts from the 50s to the 80s sit alongside racks of knitwear, shoes, bags and jewellery. There’s a strong emphasis on prints, from the bold and quirky to more sedate florals, and RR’s enviable collection of scarves ensures there’s always something you can see yourself wearing.
Items are imported from around the world and, where necessary, “lovingly reworked” by the team, to ensure the style and cut hit the right notes for the 21st century fashionista. And, as with almost all Manchester’s vintagewear, the prices give the high street a serious run for its money – there’s really no excuse for dressing with the mainstream in this city.
Retro Rehab | Shopping
91 Oldham Street, M4 1LW | +441618392050
Mon – Fri 10:30 – 18:00, Sat 10:00 – 18:00