The Thrift Shop is easy to find – it’s on the corner of Piccadilly Gardens, where all the buses and trams converge – and is one of the best places to find funky clothing at rock-bottom prices. The owner of this place travels around different countries to buy used garments, so the stock is not the usual local ‘charity shop’ stuff. Here you can find something a little different from what everyone else on the street is wearing. The friendly staff also make it easy for you by sorting everything into colours, styles and sizes, which means that shopping is quick, easy and enjoyable – even for those who are a little impatient when it comes to seeking out what suits them. It is also worth noting that the stock is seasonal so, for example, when spring comes along, you will start to see summer shirts on display – just like in the high street shops.
There are plenty of “vintage” clothes shops in the Northern Quarter but they tend to be more expensive than the Thrift Shop, where you can buy, for example, three shirts for £10. Check out the possibilities for a cost-effective wardrobe makeover while you’re waiting for the bus or tram.