Deansgate, Manchester M60. Tel: 0161-832 3414. A large, old-established and prestigious store in the city centre, now part of the House of Fraser chain, Kendals has a wide range of ladies, mens and children’s clothing, foods, toys, furnishings, domestic and electrical goods on offer. Its classic Art Deco facade is listed as a building of architectural merit.
123 Market Street, Manchester M1. Tel: 0161-832 8666. Debenhams is the most imposing store on Market Street, with its expansive monumental white facade frontage, towers and large clock. All facilities including clothing, Bridal Department, Ladies, Menswear and Children’s, toys, large cosmetics floor, as well as all domestic and electrical products. Restaurant on site.
British Home Stores (BHS)
Market Street/Arndale Centre, Manchester M1. Tel: 0161-843 1151. Mid-priced clothing and furnishing with domestic electrical products.
Marks & Spencer (M&S)
St Ann’s Gate, Manchester city centre. A new superstore built at the corner of Market Street and St Ann’s Gate, due to the destruction of its original store by the Manchester IRA bombing of 1996. The new building is claimed to be the largest M&S Store in the world, and has become the company’s flagship store for the new millennium. Famed for its basic quality clothing, excellent foodstore and recent departure into home furnishing.
106-122 Market Street, Manchester M1 1WA. Tel: 0161-923 4772. Known for its cheap clothing and bargain fashionwear, Primark occupies what once was the old Lewis’s Department Store. A huge store, always busy.
TK Maxx Limited
106-122 Market Street, Manchester M1 1WA. Tel: 0161-236 1885. Bargain priced designer labels – a relative newcomer to the city centre. TK Maxx sells clothing for all the family as well as a variety of household goods and soft furnishings at generously discounted prices.
1 Exchange Square, Manchester M3 1BD. Tel (Freephone): 0800 123 400. Located in half of what was to be M&S’s largest ever and flagship superstore, built after the demolition as a result of the IRA bombing of Manchester in 1996, but now shared owing to a dip in M&S trading position. Perfumes and fashionwear and an excellent basement restaurant concessions floor – worth a visit just to eat a snack lunch or two.