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Shopping Guide to Manchester

London, Birmingham and Glasgow might get all the plaudits, but Manchester truly is one of the UK’s great shopping destinations. From the designer stores of the Millennium Quarter to the bustling thoroughfares of the Trafford Centre, there’s a huge diversity of shops in this great northern city.

Whether you’re in Manchester on a luxury girl’s weekend or you’re on a routine shop for a new cardigan, the city’s many shopping areas are sure to have the solutions. But with so many retail destinations, just where do you start?

Shopping Guide

Indulgent shopping trips in Manchester

If you’re out to spoil yourself, start in the Millennium Quarter. Here, you’ll find Selfridges, a department store that attracts Manchester’s glitziest residents every weekend. Selfridges is located in Exchange Square and occupies five floors. Its most popular concessions are usually Louis Vuitton and Mac, and its food hall is a great place to find exotic and classic British goodies.

You’ll also find a Harvey Nicholls in Manchester, which is equally popular with the rich and famous, and designers like Vivienne Westwood and Giorgio Armani are also very visible amongst the city’s high-end fashion scene.

One of the most recent additions to luxury shopping in Manchester is The Avenue, in the Spinningfields area. The Avenue is a mecca for designer brand lovers, and is home to Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, Ted Baker, Kurt Geiger and much more. And with its variety of bars and restaurants, it’s the ideal place to spend an indulgent girly getaway in Manchester.

City centre stores and the Trafford Centre

If you’re planning to hit Manchester’s high street stores and you live out of town, it’s worth staying for a whole weekend to ensure you’ve had a complete retail experience. A hotel near Manchester Piccadilly or the Trafford Centre, for instance, means you’re ideally placed near major shopping hotspots.

In the middle of the city, the Arndale Centre – located between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria stations – has undergone a refurbishment since being damaged in the 1996 Manchester bombing. It’s one of the largest shopping malls in the UK and Europe, and is home to several high street fashion stores.

The Trafford Centre attracts slightly fewer visitors than Arndale, but is bigger in size. In addition to major high street chains, the Trafford Centre is also home to a range of attractions, including a bowling alley, cinema and large food court where fashion shows are often held at the weekends. Nearby, you’ll also find the Chill Factor, an indoor skiing and snowboarding facility that could provide the perfect, adrenaline-filled end to a weekend of shopping.

Shopping Guide to Manchester

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