Manchester's Best Vintage & Independent Stores You Should Stop By This Weekend

Manchester's Best Vintage & Independent Stores You Should Stop By This Weekend

Manchester’s high street is one of the best in the UK, especially for us northerners. As it’s a larger city a stone's throw away from our Sheffield store, a lot of our team spend time here on their weekends or days off, so we’ve compiled a list of our favourite independent and vintage shops that you should definitely head to when spending a day or two there. Hint, a lot of which are in the Northern Quarter.

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UNITOM is an independent visual arts orientated bookshop, magazine store and gallery offering a hand-picked selection of cultural reads. Find them in the loved area of the Northern Quarter. 

1a Stevenson Square, Manchester M1 1DN. Get Directions

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One of our Leeds faves also opened a little store in Manchester. Village is a magazine and book store, offering independent reads, coffee and exhibition space for local and upcoming artists. 

131 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LN. Get Directions

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Suze Loves Milo

The shop is full of hand-picked vintage items, with lots of big brands and designer labels to shop through. The main location of their store is on Spear Street but you can also find them in a little pop up stall at HATCH off The Oxford Road Corridor.

40 Spear St, Manchester M1 1AS. Get Directions

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Nordic Muse

An authentic gift shop located on the outer shell of the northern quarter. Selling gifts, socks, jewellery and more from independent businesses, curated in a calm environment to shop through.  

106 Tib St, The, Manchester M4 1LR/ Get Directions

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Afflecks is an emporium of eclecticism, a totem of indie commerce in Manchester's Northern Quarter. Check out some of our fave traders you’ll find in their below. 

GRIN | Afflecks


GRIN offers a wide range of products including house plants, sunglasses, vintage clothing and sunglasses. Find them on the ground floor, open 7 days a week! 

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Abacus & Tigers Eye 

Head up to the first floor for this body piercer and jeweller stall, the staff are super friendly and helpful with anything you might need help with. 

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Pop Boutique

A vintage shop that has traded in the same spot in Afflecks Palace since 1984. Selling vintage clothing from the 30s, 40s and 50's and the best of the sixties. Now also stocking your favourite brands including Levi’s, Nike, Carhartt and more.

All above locations: 52 Church St, Manchester M4 1PW. Get Directions

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Bags of Flavour

Bags of Flavour is a long-standing vintage and retro clothing shop located on Tib Street in the Northern Quarter. Expect retro football tops and all the classic, well-known sports brands from the height of the 80s and 90s. 

33 Tib St, Manchester M4 1LX. Get Directions

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Skateboards, Shoes and curated little bits, Note on Thomas street is a fab little spot to find a gift for your guy friends, or to just enjoy the atmosphere. They stock brands including Ace, Dickies, Unity and more. 

61 Thomas St, Manchester M4 1NA. Get Directions

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Ethical and handmade clothing spread over two floors in the Northern Quarter. With a little seamstress making clothes in an in house studio for your viewing. We love their basement floor for their women's and menswear mix of options. 

61 Church St, Manchester M4 1PD. Get Directions

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Blue Rinse 

One of the highstreet's original vintage stores is Blue Rinse where you can find any type of vintage item you might want. Including dresses, skirts, t-shirts and more from your favourite vintage brands. 

29-31 Oldham St, Manchester M1 1JG. Get Directions

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Bionic Seven 

A premium hand picked vintage clothing store stocking modern and classic pieces. Located a stones throw away from our faves, Afflecks. 

60 Port St, Manchester M1 2EQ. Get Directions


Classic Football Shirts 

One of our fave spots for anything and everything Football shirts. Their archive of classic shirts is astounding and their store in Manchester mimics their online store with heaps to chose from. The perfect location to grab a present or to treat yourself. 

25-27 Dale St, Manchester M1 1FY. Get Directions

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Oxfam Originals 

Oxfam but vintage!! We love their hand-picked curated store full to the brim with original one off vintage pieces. Charity partners are one of our top customers for our wholesale business, so we love to share the love for their businesses. 

Unit 8, Smithfield Buildings, 51, Oldham St, Manchester M1 1JR. Get Directions

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Lucy and Yak 

One of their newest stores to open and their first in the north! Shop their best selling dungarees in real life to find your perfect style and size! The experience in the store is always positive with super friendly helpful staff. 

74-76 High St, Manchester M4 1ES. Get Directions

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Piccadilly Records 

Manchester's established independent music store stocking classic and latest releases on vinyl and CD. Another great place in their northern quarter. 

53 Oldham St, Manchester M1 1JR. Get Directions

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Vinyl Exchange

Vinyl Exchange is Manchester's in 1988 largest seller and buyer of rare and second-hand CDs, records and DVDs in the north-west. Open 7 days a week on Oldham Street.

18 Oldham St, Manchester M1 1JN. Get Directions