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Top 5 vintage shops

Manchester is full of one-off gems and gorgeous vintage pieces waiting to be found

1.

Afflecks

Manchester’s emporium of eclecticism, selling everything from top hats to tattoos. A rabbit warren of a building where the trendsetters flock to shop at the 50 independent outlets over five floors.

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2.

Oxfam Originals

This branch of the Oxfam chain of charity stores specialises in vintage clothing. Staffed by volunteers, the enthusiasm for the stock is apparent from the moment you walk in.

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3.

Retro Rehab

A multicoloured array of vintage cocktail dresses, jumpsuits, handbags and shoes. The boutique also houses a fine selection of jewellery and customised pieces.

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4.

Cow

The newest and largest vintage store in the city, nestled alongside M&S at Piccadilly Gardens. Look out for late-night lock-ins with discounts and tunes.

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5.

Pop Boutique

A vintage itself, Pop Boutique has been on the block since 1983. The most retro of Manchester’s vintage shops, with clothes from the 60s, 70s and 80s as well as fashion from the Pop label.

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