I don’t know why you’d ever want to visit the generic high street shops when there are so many cool independent and vintage shops in the Northern Quarter, but for months and months I’d somehow completely missed out on Thunderegg. Knowing how much I love cats my friend dragged me in one Sunday afternoon and it’s safe to say I’m in love.
Thunderegg stocks all manner of clothes, accessories and jewellery and from smaller and independent labels such as Glamorous, Lazy Oaf and Sugarhill Boutique, but my favourite place to browse is the homeware section. Because you can never have too many kitschy tins and retro cushions! You can find Thunderegg on the first floor at Afflecks Palace but I prefer to visit the store on Oldham Street after enjoying a coffee at Fig + Sparrow next door.
If you like cats, foxes, owls or pugs you’ll be in heaven here and it’s a great place to pick up some more unusual gifts.