Aside from London, Manchester is one of the biggest shopping destinations in the UK after London, and has a lot to offer in the shopping stakes. From the Arndale Centre’s luxury shops, to the vintage and unique handmade goods around the Northern Quarter, you’ll find whatever you’re looking for here!
The Trafford Centre

The Trafford Centre

With features such as columned entrances, fountains, chandeliers and even an indoor cruise ship, The Trafford Centre will make you feel like you’ve walked into Las Vegas’ Caesars Palace. It’s chock-a-block of high street shops including Selfridges and John Lewis, plus it has a cinema and a food hall. Every day has late-night shopping with shops staying open until 10pm during weekdays.

Where to find it? The Trafford Centre, Trafford Blvd, Stretford, Manchester M17 8AA

How much? ££

The Trafford Centre
Arndale Centre

Arndale Centre/City Centre

The Arndale Centre is a slightly less gaudy shopping mall with plenty of shops to keep you busy for a few hours. You’ll find the usual high street shops such as Topshop, Allsaints and H&M as well as a few restaurants and a food market that’s hugely popular with the locals. The city centre also has a variety of shops.

Where to find it? Arndale Shopping Centre, Manchester M4 1AZ

How much? ££-£££

Arndale Centre
Afflecks

Afflecks

Afflecks has an eclectic mix of independent boutiques, furniture restorers and some great vintage stores to have a rummage around in. Bear Heart Vintage takes up a small corner in Afflecks, but it’s got plenty of 70’s style frocks and hats for the ladies, and 90’s shell-suit jackets for men, while American Graffiti is great for affordable second-hand coats.

Where to find it? 52 Church St, Manchester M4 1PW

How much? £

Afflecks
The Northern Quarter

The Northern Quarter

Playing host to Afflecks is the trendy neighbourhood of the Northern Quarter, bustling with independent shops, galleries and eateries. The Manchester Craft & Design Centre is here and has over 30 artists, designers and craft makers. There are also plenty of bars to wet your whistle if you plan on spending the day there.

 

Where to find it? 25 Church St, Manchester, M4 1PE

How much? ££

The Northern Quarter
Barton Arcade

Barton Arcade

Nestled in a grade 2 listed building, Barton Arcade is full of designer chic. It was constructed in 1871 during the Victorian era. While it has a mix of offices upstairs, the ground floor is home to various boutique and designer stores, as well as some great places to eat and relax after you’re done shopping!

Where to find it? Barton Arcade, 48 Barton Square, Manchester, M3 2BH

How much? ££

Barton Arcade
The Avenue

The Avenue

Also simply known as Spinningfields, The Avenue is a relatively new inclusion to Manchester’s shopping scene. The building is home to high-end retail names, offering the very latest shopping experiences, alongside high quality food, cafes and relaxation!

Where to find it? The Avenue Spinningfields, Hardman St, Manchester M3 3HF

How much? ££

The Avenue

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