The Best Local Shopping Spots in Manchester

The month’s salary burning in your pockets? Itching to get gifts for friends and family? Curious to find the very best stores, bookshops and markets in Manchester? Is browsing your number one hobby? We understand, and so do our locals, who have their own favorite hidden gems, top picks for when nothing but a bit of window (or actual) shopping will do the trick. Check out their recommended local shops and never fall in a tourist trap again.

Afflecks – Indie and vintage shopping ‘mall’

Afflecks – Indie and vintage shopping ‘mall’

Image by Joe Holdsworth

“Afflecks” in Manchester is to alternative shoppers what Harrods is to conventional types – a one-stop shop in the tradition of department stores…

Full Article by Joe Holdsworth

Blue Rinse Vintage – A NQ gem

Blue Rinse Vintage – A NQ gem

Image by Sarah Buckley

“Blue Rinse Vintage” is a favorite shop of mine in Manchester’s Northern Quarter to shop for unusual shops. Thankfully, its vintage selection isn’t costly.

Full Article by Sarah Buckley

Craft & Design Centre – Gift-hunters’ heaven

Craft & Design Centre – Gift-hunters’ heaven

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“Craft & Design Centre” in Manchester is where I go to when I feel the need to bestow a special artisanal gift upon a special individual (or even myself!)

Full Article by Joe Holdsworth

Empire Exchange – Cluttered cave of treasures

Empire Exchange – Cluttered cave of treasures

Image by Matt Bramford

“Empire Exchange” in Manchester is a junk shop-cum-emporium, a treasure trove of weird… It’s one of the weirdest yet most exciting places in the city!

Full Article by Matt Bramford

Flourish – Pretty plant purveyors

Flourish – Pretty plant purveyors

Image by Matt Bramford

“Flourish” on Manchester’s Tib Street isn’t your typical plant and flower shop. I like their fresh approach and appreciate that I pass by it every day…

Full Article by Matt Bramford

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