Vintage Shopping in Manchester

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Now I know Manchester is famous for Joy Division, Manchester United and Coronation Street, but no one mentioned how many brilliant vintage stores the city has to offer! I am always on the hunt for vintage shops – and began my city trip with just one recommended place to visit – but as I headed into the Northern Quarter I noticed more and more great examples. My curiosity won me over and I had to go in to see what the fuss was about and have to say that they did not disappoint.

The Best Vintage Shops in Manchester

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Cow is the newest and largest vintage shops in Manchester. It reminded me of a vintage equivalent of Urban Outfitters (UO) with their space, set up and selection of clothes. You can probably understand that this means you get the accompanying UO-style higher prices though.

COW Manchester
61 Church St, Manchester M4 1PD

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Then there is Retro Rehab, the shop I was originally headed to: It’s a cute boutique which vintage clothing afficionados swear by on Oldham Street. They had a £5 and under sale when I was there and I even managed to find something for £1 – does that even get you a soft drink anymore? If you’re a retro-queen – this is your kind of place.

Retro Rehab
91 Oldham St, City Centre, Manchester M1 1JR

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This vintage shop looked like what you expect of a vintage store circa 2014. Similarly to other stalls and stores, you can get some great finds in here. Good thing is that you don’t have to dig around to find everything, as the store is laid out really well. You can browse through the rails with ease and in a way that you know where to find everything. So basically, it’s your average vintage shop.

Deep Vintage Clothing
10 Hilton St, Manchester M1 1JF

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 When I think of thrift shopping, I think of stores with racks of one-off pieces of clothing. It’s a last resting place for clothes and that’s what you’re going to find. I should add that this is not a bad thing if that is the style you go for and it was really busy in there. It’s one of those places where you have to dig through rack of clothes to maybe find something. But the upside is that it offers pretty cheap clothes and they had a wide range of 80s wedding dresses.
Ryan Vintage
46 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LE

Other Vintage Shops in Manchester

  • Oxfam Originals – Unit 8, Smithfield Buildings, 51, Oldham St
  • Bags of Flavor – 33 Tib St
  • Loving Vintage Manchester 55 Oldham St
  • Vintage Folk – 16, Piccadilly Trading Estate
  • Thrift Shop – 39 Parker St
  • The Vintage Clothing Co –  52 Church St

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  1. I would love the check out some vintage shops like these, as I very rarely find anything nice in the average charity shop. I’ll definitely be checking these out if I find myself in Manchester!
    Carpe Noctems

  2. I’m sure I could find so many vintage pieces for me in there! Tough decisions will have to be taken!

  3. I’m so glad I found your blog – I think I’ll be losing a few hours to it this morning! I’ve just moved to Manchester and I’ve fallen in love with the city, especially its vintage shops. Roaming around the Northern Quarter is my favourite way to spend an afternoon 🙂

  4. Liefde voor vintage shoppen!Ik vind het heerlijk om rond te neuzen (vooral in de UK) maar ik slaag helaas zelden…

  5. I love vintage shopping London has some fantastic hidden treasure favourites have to be the ones on the Kings road. Oxfam always have some great buys. Manchester looks like it has some great hidden treasures too thanks for sharing Lucy x