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7 Of The Most Fantastic Vintage Shops To Explore In Manchester This New Year

Laura Rogan Laura Rogan - Editor

7 Of The Most Fantastic Vintage Shops To Explore In Manchester This New Year

It’s no secret that Manchester is a pretty ~fashionable~ city. We’ve spawned many a popular fashion brand, from Missguided and Boohoo to Umbro and Henry Holland – it’s a pretty mixed bag. But one thing that’s for sure? We’ve got style – so it’s hardly a surprise that our vintage shops are the creme of the crop. Specialising in thrifted sportswear, classic tailoring and more, here’s our guide to the best vintage shops in Manchester.

1. Cow Vintage

Where is it?📍

61 Church St, M4 1PD.

What do they specialise in? 🛍️

Found in the uber-cool Northern Quarter, Cow Vintage specialises in men’s and women’s vintage wear in general, but more specifically, sportswear. From North Face fleeces to Carhartt skatewear, there are tons to browse across the huge corner plot store.

In true sustainable style, visitors will also find a number of ‘reworked’ vintage items, too, putting a more modern spin on older pieces that maybe needed a little TLC.

2. Blue Rinse

Where is it?📍

29-31 Oldham St, M1 1JG.

What do they specialise in? 🛍️

Another popular vintage spot in the Northern Quarter, Blue Rinse specialises in clothes by the kilo, selling bags and bags of retro and pre-loved treats for just £15 per kilo. For those who prefer more one-off pieces, the store also stocks plenty of fantastic vintage pieces for both women and men, including reworked pieces to help style with current trends.

3. Pop Boutique

Where is it?📍

Afflecks, Oldham St, M1 1JN.

What do they specialise in? 🛍️

Stocking gems from the 60s to the 80s, Pop Boutique has been stocking retro fashions since the early 80s (when it specialised in earlier decades), with tons of vintage clothing, furniture and decor pieces all under one roof.

4. Bionic Seven

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Where is it?📍

60 Port St, M1 2EQ.

What do they specialise in? 🛍️

A hidden gem found by the quiet Port Street, Bionic Seven is an absolute haven for classic menswear pieces, including trench coats, sweaters, overshirts, military jackets and plenty of parkas. Pricing can be on the higher side, however, visitors can expect premium products in perfect condition at this vintage gem.

5. Thrift Shop

Where is it?📍

39 Parker St, M1 4AJ.

What do they specialise in? 🛍️

Often strolled past with not a single glance on that morning mission to Starbucks, Thrift Stop is one of Manchester’s many hidden treasures, stocking rail-upon-rail of classic vintage pieces. Part of the Cow Vintage family, Thrift Shop stocks tons of pieces from different eras right up until Y2K, with hundreds of new items dropping every single week.

6. Pear Mill Vintage Emporium

Where is it?📍

Unit B1, Pear Mill Industrial Estate, Stockport Rd W, Bredbury, Stockport, SK6 2BP. xz`

What do they specialise in? 🛍️

Emporium is quite an understatement for what Pear Mill has to offer. Busting with vintage and antique treasures, Pear Mill is so much more than just a vintage store. It’s a haven. Clothes-wise, expect tons of stunning pieces from different eras, including the occasional vintage Burberry trench for lucky treasure hunters.

7. Top of the Town

Where is it?📍

17 Lower Hillgate, Stockport, SK1 1JQ.

What do they specialise in? 🛍️

Following success online, Top of the Town Vintage now has a new IRL home on Lower Hillgate, Stockport, where vintage lovers can find pieces from the 60s and 70s, among other eras, with tons of bellowing sleeves, quaint florals and flowing skirts to browse. Expect top of the range retro beauties here.

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