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Manchester is
the main shopping centre for the North West. The prime retailing
area is based around the pedestrianised Market Street and one of
Europe’s largest shopping malls, the Arndale
Centre
. Most major ‘chain stores’ are located here. In a recent
study, Manchester was found to be the UK’s second most popular location
for retailers outside London; this is confirmed by the success of
the area around Deansgate, King Street, St
Ann’s Square
and the Victorian Barton
Arcade
, which have brought in top names in high fashion such
as Armani, Boss, Vidal Sassoon, Westwood and DKNY. City Centre shopping
facilities have been targeted for environmental improvements, and
the growth of complimentary businesses, such as café bars,
has further increased attractiveness for shoppers.
Consequently, smaller scale and specialist retail areas around the
core are also flourishing, such as the southern end of Deansgate
and Oldham Street/Tib Street. There is a good choice, however, of
other places to shop. Three large retail parks lie just outside
the city centre, which focus on the sale of bulky goods such as
electrical appliances and toys. Manchester also supports 15 district
shopping centres, and 21 local centres (with 25 or more shops),
which put essential – and sometimes specialist – shops within easy
reach of all.

Trafford Centre Shopping MallBolton Indoor MarketAfflecks Palace Shopping Centre, ManchesterDebenhams, Manchester Market Street

Outside of the
City Centre is the enormous Trafford
Centre
, opened in September 1998, and within easy access of
Manchester by car along the M602 and the M60 motorways – about 15
minutes drive. This has all shopping facilities as well as a considerable
range of leisure activities all under one roof, with parking for
more than 10,000 vehicles.

Manchester Shops Listed alphabetically:

Greater Manchester
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