Whether you’re new to college or just haven’t found your way into the Manchester fashion scene during the pandemic, you may be wondering where to find the most affordable and most affordable outlets. elegant. With student budgets, clothes can fall quite far down your list of necessities. However, there are plenty of outlets near you that will fit budgets of all sizes and will breathe new life into last year’s wardrobe.
- Blue rinse vintage: 21 – 23 Oldham Street, Monday to Saturday: 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Have you ever wanted to shop at a store filled with affordable trendy fashion while saving the planet? If the answer is yes, then ‘Blue Rinse’ is the store for you. This hidden gem offers sustainable vintage clothing, which means their clothes will be unique and more environmentally friendly than the big brands. You can also ask for handmade “niche” items that will make your wardrobe totally unique. While prices vary, chances are you’ll pay half the money you’d pay in large retail stores. If you like edgy, retro designs with modern touches, you’ll love Blue Rinse.
3. Vintage Cow: 61 Church Street, Monday to Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Within Afflecks, this online and in-store brand offers bobs, reworked clothing and tote bags; featuring fashion from top brands. Cow Vintage has slightly more expensive options than most stores on this list, with prices ranging from £ 17-260 (although most outfits are nowhere near the highest estimate). However, the prices seem justified when you consider the range of unique and quality pieces. If you’re hoping to spend less, their frequent discount sales with a ton of great deals are worth the wait!
3. The thrift store: 39 Parker St, Monday to Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
As a sister store to the Cow Vintage / We are Cow brand, the store unsurprisingly shares the same range of bold colors and styles to suit all tastes and budgets. The Thrift Shop has some incredibly affordable clothing, with t-shirts at £ 6 (the equivalent of most Primark merchandise), jeans at just £ 15, and bags at £ 4. They also offer special discounts on multiple purchases. Their Instagram page also offers insight into their goals, as supporters of the sustainable fashion movement, which opposes mass consumption and wasted clothing that increases pollution levels around the world.
4. Punk image: Afflecks, Oldham St, Monday to Friday: 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Punk’d Image offers alternative clothing with a range that covers genres. A gorgeous world of emo, goth, fantasy, sci-fi, and band-related clothing bursts into the retail store. Most clothing ranges from around £ 5 to £ 50, only occasionally hitting the high end. So whether you love Green Day and Nirvana, or love skeletal designs, the store is likely to be your liking. Highlights include the Adidas-themed Demogorgon t-shirt and an “Evil Friends” t-shirt with cartoon depictions of the main horror antagonists.
5. PLACE : Afflecks, Oldham St.
LIEF is an amazing fashion store offering both the traditional shopping experience and a sustainable exchange store open every Saturday. Here you have the option to trade in something old from your wardrobe and get something new from their store. LIEF describes itself as a place “for conscious queens, bargain hunters, and fashion and vintage lovers” where there is “something for everyone, all shapes and sizes, all styles. styles and all ages ”. So why not spice up your wardrobe with something a little different and support a fashion process that will help the environment.
6. AngelMarket (In line)
A unique and chic boutique filled to the brim with affordable hidden gems and bold, vibrant fashion. Their designs are mostly around the £ 20-30 mark, which means you can get stylish halter tops, tie-cut or tie-dyed pieces, and more at an affordable price. They describe themselves as a “Y2K-inspired clothing brand. Think satin halter tops, body-hugging outfits, mesh dresses and cute trendy bags. Fun, cute, and made to make you feel like the 2000s pop princess that you are! “. Their Instagram, Facebook and ASOS pages feature a wide variety of outfits that are sure to impress.
Check out BLINK-SL0W – JADE COOPER’s large catalog, filled with ethical and affordable places to buy jewelry or a manicure. Stores include ‘Nuclear Planet’, ‘Tiar’ and ‘Not Just Trash’.
Special thanks to the suggestions from the Manchester Student Group!