If you're looking for something a little more prestige, here's a selection of the city's top 5 high end shops.
Selfridges has just four stores in Britain – and two of them are in Manchester. Lose yourself in the newly-renovated beauty hall or dive in to a delectable range of world-famous brands.
Harvey Nichols is unalloyed shopping pleasure. This branch, spread over three levels, is a retail oasis. Be sure to check out the heavenly Jo Malone concession on the ground floor.
Belstaff is a brand steeped in British heritage and best known for producing all-weather jackets for bikers and is currently the clothing of choice for the Hollywood set.
Although there are plenty of places to indulge a love of Donna Karan’s wares, this deceptively large store specialising in carefully-constructed casualwear makes for the best shopping experience.
Tommy Hilfiger sits cheek by jowl with a collection of other upmarket clothes shops on King Street. College jackets, polo neck tees and chinos – all of Hilfiger’s signature designs can be purchased here.