Second Hand Shopping

Creative Tourist

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 picks

  • 1. Afflecks

    Image of Afflecks Palace in Manchester's Northern Quarter
    Ben Williams

    Afflecks, 52 Church Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M4 1PW - Visit now

    This former department store in Manchester’s Northern Quarter contains dozens of vintage and fashion stalls, selling everything from military garb and goth-ware to tea dresses. There are also dedicated bead, condom and ‘zine shops, and this is THE place to come for fancy dress.

  • 2. Longsight Market

    Longsight Market, Dickenson Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M13 0WG - Visit now

    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.

  • 3. Stockport Covered Market Hall

    Stockport Covered Market Hall, Market Place, Stockport, Greater Manchester, SK1 1ES - Visit now

    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.

  • 4. Paramount Books

    Paramount Books book shop in Manchester
    Per Gosche via Flickr

    Paramount Books, 25-27 Shudehill, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M4 2AF - Visit now

    Paramount books is the best Manchester bookshop and stocks a massive and eclectic range of second hand titles – everything from dusty nineteenth-century tomes to last month’s science fiction. Its antiquated literary atmosphere is beautifully sound-tracked by old jazz sounds.

  • 5. Insitu Manchester

    Second hand vintage store In Situ, oil lamps

    Insitu Manchester, 252 Chester Road, Hulme, Manchester, M15 4EX - Visit now

    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.

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