In this age of fast fashion, it’s all too easy to end up wearing the same grey/blue/black clothes as everyone else.
Enter Thunder Egg. When your style needs a pick-me-up and your wardrobe is crying for a colour injection, make a beeline for this Northern Quarter boutique.
Sitting happily on Oldham Street for years, Thunder Egg keeps Manchester’s residents plugged into Europe’s most innovative and creative labels.
On a standard day, Thunder Eggs’ rails might offer up cardigans by Home of Rainbows, dresses from Compania Fantastica, Run & Fly’s signature patterned dungarees or sequin skirts from Daisy Street.
The outlet is also a supplier of Brighton’s frankly wonderful Sugarhill Boutique, famous for its high-quality, unique knitwear.
You’ll need some truly standout accessories to go with your new threads. Twin your buys with chunky chains from the likes of Big Metal London, beautifully designed belts and hairbands from Spanish brand Minueto or statement earrings from designers My Doris, Erstwilder and Lisa Angel.
Thunder Egg is also a great place for finding gifts for the colourful souls in your life. Keyrings, socks, gloves, brooches, coin purses and compact mirrors are just some of the winning finds you can dig out.
As if it’s not generous enough, Thunder Egg also has an impressive stash of Moomin merchandise. Nurture that warm fuzzy childhood feeling with a little self-gifting – shh, we won’t tell anyone.