Shopping Tourism in Manchester

Manchester in the UK is one of the best places for shopping. As it has some of the most popular and known retail stores, and more, some of the most luxury brands like you can find in London. Here is a list of places where shoppers can spend a very good time scouring for items that they have always wanted to possess…

Trafford Centre

The Trafford Centre is one of the largest shopping malls of UK and it is situated a little out of the town. There are nearly 300 shops here. The centre, besides having shops also provides accommodation, cinema, restaurants and other modes of entertainment.

Harvey Nichols

Harvey Nichols in the UK is categories as a posh department store. It is famous for it’s top end customers, especially for female. The store not only has a large collection of fashionable clothing for men and women, but also has an exquisite restaurant on the second floor.

Emporio Armani

This store needs no introduction as it is the flagship store of the famous luxury designer Emporio Armani. Those looking for top end trendy and contemporary designer clothing for men and women can visit the store for some great deals.

Manchester Craft and Design Centre

For those that are looking for unique artwork and designer craft products, the Manchester Craft and Design Center is the ideal place. A Victorian fish market that has been restored houses the center. Here one can find exquisite jewelry, ceramics and textiles made by Mancunian artists and designers. One can bargain here as well as students too put up their wares.

Piccadilly Records

For music lovers, there is not a better place than the Piccadilly Records. It is an unusual record store where one can find everything from avant rock to electrodash to stoner. One can also find magazines, books, DJ equipment, and clothing and slip mats.

Oi Polloi

This boutique store not only has an impressive range of footwear but it also has on its shelves clothing from designers such as Lyle & Scott, APC, Fjallraven and Nudie Jeans. The boutique is a trendy one and so are the products that it sells.

Tib Street Market

This is a weekly market where one can find various products like jewelry, hats, lingerie and purses. The products coming to the market are mainly designed by the local and up coming designers that display their wares in this market.

Marks & Spencer

One of the most common places to shop is Marks & Spencer. It is the most reliable department store in Britain where you can find a wide range of products form the basics to fashionable ware. The Marks & Spencer store in Manchester covers an area of 23,000 sq m.


Booklovers in Manchester have an exclusive bookstore to have a great time perusing or scouring through the books. The Waterstone’s is a booklover’s paradise as it has the largest collection of books and magazines. The store also has branches at St Anne’s Square and Deansgate.

Some other popular shopping destinations in Manchester include the Thomas St Post Office, Oxfam Originals, Cornerhouse Bookshop, DKNY and Brooks Brothers.