We’ve trawled the stalls to find the best second hand shopping in Manchester. From vintage fashions to books and homewares, this is the only guide you’ll need to reach the pinnacle of shabby chic.
Here are our top 5 picks
Every Tuesday, Longsight’s bustling neighbourhood market lays on a thriving flea market that’s a miniature (albeit slightly less glamorous) version of the famous Les Puces in Paris.
On the second Sunday of every month, Stockport’s Victorian market hall becomes Vintage Village. Some 70 traders set up stall and sell everything from vintage fashions and furs to retro homewares, small antiques, collectibles, old prints and Victorian postcards.
It’s only open on the weekend and good luck finding a place to sit, but Paramount books stocks a massive and eclectic range of second hand titles – everything from dusty nineteenth-century tomes to last month’s science fiction.
Got an old house to refurbish? Then InSitu architectural salvage is a dream come true – particularly if your dream involves old cinema seating and lighting, huge trough-like washing basins, church pews, school desks, restored and powder-coated freestanding radiators and more.