Shopping in Manchester

Visitors travel from all over the world to shop in Manchester and it’s easy to see why.

Shopping centres such as Manchester Arndale and The Trafford Centre as well as high street destinations such as Exchange Square and Market Street offer an unrivalled selection of international brands combined with the best of British at department stores like John LewisSelfridgesHouse of Fraser and Marks and Spencer.

For that extra special something, visit boutique districts around King StreetSpinningfields and New Cathedral Street and browse their designer shops. Or if one-off independents and handmade is more your thing, Manchester's alternative and creative heart, The Northern Quarter, is home to countless vintage stores, record shops, cafés, bars and restaurants.

For a shopping outlet with fantastic deals and a range of designer brands, Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet has a quarter-million square feet of retail space, comprising more than 145 boutiques. Get information about tax-free shopping here.

To treat that special person - including yourself - Manchester's thriving Jewellery Quarter has it all, from exclusive timepieces to vintage designs and contemporary jewellery.

And if you want to make a weekend of it you can see what hotels Manchester has to offer to experience your stay in style. 

If you need any tips on where to eat, drink, watch a show or visit a gallery after your shopping trip, don’t forget, Manchester’s team of City Hosts are on hand to help.

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