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Afflecks

Address: 52 Church St.., Manchester, England
Phone Number: 0161 839 0718
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Ranked #1 of 29 Shopping in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Game/ Entertainment Centers, Shops, Flea/ Street Markets, Malls, Specialty Shops, Shopping
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Owner description: Buy the latest dance floor and street fashions from young designers and second-hand stalls at this...
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Type: Bar/ Clubs, Game/ Entertainment Centers, Shops, Flea/ Street Markets, Malls, Specialty Shops, Shopping
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: Buy the latest dance floor and street fashions from young designers and second-hand stalls at this exciting arcade.

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Monterey, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Afflecks is a wonderful place to visit for something unusual. Three floors packed full to bursting of clothes, gifts, shoes, vintage clothing, fancy dress. Tarot readers. Bright and cheerful cafe on the top floor. Clean toilets. When you visit, use the lift..... From screaming witches, to cats meowing and dogs barking on each floor you visit. lt is usual busy... More 

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Trondheim, Norway
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73 reviews 73 reviews
33 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you have teenagers that loves the black metal, rock style, this is the place! It`s a lot of shops in the same building that sells all kind of stuff and both expensive things and more cheap. It`s not my place, but I loved to walk around with my daughter.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

About 70 independent retailers spread over a market style mix of new and old businesses. Spread over 3-4 floors you do have to have a really good search to find everything but it is worth the effort. I managed to find a couple of totally unique Christmas presents hand crafted for very reasonable cash. There is niche, fetish, dress up... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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153 reviews 153 reviews
55 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I spent many hours here in my younger days in the Madchester era, it's great to see the variety of shops inside is still quirky.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
29 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Independent shopping paradise, many family-run businesses or recently founded startups. A good place to find eccentric clothes, niche items, or high quality second hand / vintage. Helpful tips: The place is a bit of a maze if you've never been before, so work your way through systematically if it's your first time. Things you may miss: There is a cafe... More 

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Tampere, Finland
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200 reviews 200 reviews
134 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I really enjoyed visiting Afflecks! Lots of fun and quirky shops. Atmosphere was just great and it was so much fun to just browse through all the stuff the different small shops are selling here. You could probably get anything from Afflecks and I ended up spending quite a while over there. All the staff I talked with were really... More 

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Tony M, General Manager at Afflecks, responded to this review

Thanks for the fantastic review Misukkeli, great to know that you are a fan of what we do! Hope to see you again next time you visit Manchester. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I love it, probably the only thing in Manchester I'd go back for 😍 The vintage shops are amazing it has ALL the hell bunny i could ask for and the prices are reasonable <3

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Tony M, General Manager at Afflecks, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review Lisa, it means a lot to us all at Afflecks that people support independent trade and share their experience of Afflecks with others encouraging further visits. See you again soon. More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I like the idea of it, it just doesn't work nowadays. As a friend said "you can't be punk and get paid". Far too expensive for what can only be described as pure rubbish. These things may have worked 20-30 years ago, now they're contradicting everything they "stand/stood" for.

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Tony M, General Manager at Afflecks, responded to this review

Brian, I along with the independent traders that work very hard at Afflecks feel very disappointed by this review. Afflecks has survived over 30 years, there are not many independent retail operations that can say the same. Cities are overtaken by high street shops such as Primark so it is good that a City like Manchester can offer an alternative... More 

Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Over the years I've visited various places which became the cities hub for 'alternative' shopping. I remember the first time being particularly impressed that these indoor collections of eclectic stores could exist, but Afflecks has always had a certain variety, character and friendliness lacking in some of the other places (Oasis, Birmingham) (Corn Exchange, Leeds) (Camden, Shoreditch etc) Fab place... More 

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Tony M, General Manager at Afflecks, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, we really do appreciate your comments & support. Hope to welcome you again soon. More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Went there on subset. Only the first floot is open. Really very nice shops. The staff is very friendly. Found a Nice hoody for ny son there. The building is also quite special. Will certainly return there!

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Tony M, General Manager at Afflecks, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting Afflecks and sharing your experience with others, you really must visit us again when we are fully open as there is so much more to see on floors 2 & 3. See you again soon. More 

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