Church Street, Manchester, M4 1PW. Tel: 0161-834 2039. Website: www.afflecks-palace.co.uk
is a revitalised city centre building with five storeys of around
50 stalls and market-type shops, which provides shoppers with a novel
like an Aladdin's Cave, Afflecks has become a platform for fledgling
designers, punk, retro style and experimental fashion - a magnet to
young shoppers, particularly on Saturdays.
Palace was opened in 1982, the brainchild of James Walsh, a Manchester-born
hairdresser with a keen interest in the fashion industry.
on the street fashion of the late 1970's and early 1980's he planned
to provide affordable retail outlets for emerging designers to sell
their wares directly to the public.
are generally much lower than you'd expect to pay in more upmarket
stores, but with little by way of fancy decor or expensive overheads,
these predominantly young entrepreneurs usually offer great value
themselves, they say:
objective is now and always has been to encourage an exciting interesting
place, which in our modest way would be something more than just
a shopping centre based entirely on commercial interests".
Shop at Afflecks for:
and old records
anything to do with the occult
books & magazines
shopping experience unique to Manchester".
available on site. Unsuitable for wheelchairs. Busy at weekends -