Where to Shop

Manchester is known for many things, but while some might visit for the beautiful game (and others for business or a legendary night out), many more pitch up here in order to get their retail kicks. It’s hardly surprising. The compact nature of the city centre means that you can browse the Northern Quarter boutiques, flash your cash at The Avenue, dip into the pocket-sized arcades off St. Ann’s Square, lose yourself inside Manchester Arndale or dive into the departments of Harvey Nichols – all in one day. In between the retail cracks you might stumble upon gallery shops, seasonal markets, contemporary craft outlets and the odd curiosity. Manchester has more ways of relieving you of your readies than there are sunglasses in Selfridges – but we guarantee that while you’ll leave with a lighter wallet it won’t be long before you’re yearning to return. This is our guide to help you make the most of your visit.

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