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
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.
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.
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.
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.