Established in 1982, Afflecks has become an icon in the heart of Manchester’s Northern Quarter. Regularly voted a ‘must see’ for visitors to the city, did you know there are 60 independent traders inside?  

To find out more about the traders click here.

Manoeuvring your way around the bohemian, maze-like environment

Each floor offers something unique, whether that’s handmade gifts and cards, rare collectables, vintage finds, or alternative fashion, there really is something for everyone (and so much more).

If you are visiting for the first time or visiting again here’s how to manoeuvre your way around the three floors, starting at the bottom where you can find the longest running shop, the Manchester Shop famous for its bee products. Hidden around the side you can find Luna, who have been around since 2017 and offer unique jewellery and accessories.

Supporting small business

Calling all fashion lovers

From fashion statement items to jewellery and unique accessories, Afflecks will leave you wanting more.

American Graffitti

You will find the likes of traders such as American Graffitti who is one of the longest reigning traders, 100TAGS, Fred Perry, 369 STARZ, Pop Boutique, Thunder Egg, GRIN, HUK, Sour Cherry and so many more. Be prepared to be wowed by the originality and exquisite time and effort that goes into these items.

For more information about the clothing traders in Afflecks click here.

Art lovers

From personal favourites like S.W.A.L.K Creative, a collective of Manchester based artists with the aim to showcase incredibly talented local artists with affordable artwork, to LOCK, STOCK & SMOKIN' ART SHOP, My Cat Likes Cheese, MAD FOR ART and LGBTQ+ BOOKSHOP. Afflecks is filled with creativity, inclusion, and authenticity.

Art trader Afflecks

Music lovers

For all things music related from adding to your vinyl collection, to buying posters or memorabilia of your favourite artists you will find DUB Merchant, Vinyl Resting Place and Panic Posters.

And for everything in between such as the Animaid Café that you will find on the second floor, offering an authentic Japanese style experience to getting your first piercing at the Studio Afflecks or adding to existing ones, be prepared to spend a full day in here. Getting lost and discovering what this great city has to offer.

Fancy a bite to eat?

The famous Crazy Pedro’s lives round the back of the building where you are guaranteed to be served with some of the best pizza in the city. Grab an entire pizza or just a slice and find out what you have been missing!

Desert Island Dumplings live on the third floor and offer an array of unique dumplings, including their famous cheezburger and salt and pepper chikn dumplings. A must try if you have not visited before!

They also have a few cafes inside, Third Floor Rising and Ginger’s Comfort Emporium for a well needed coffee break.

This place really has it all.

Outside of Afflecks

Be sure to tag #VisitManchester when you are next in the city and enjoy exploring this amazing, one-of-a-kind place that you will find nowhere other than here!