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Address: 52 Church St.., Manchester, England
Phone Number: 0161 839 0718
Today
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Description: Buy the latest dance floor and street fashions from young designers and...
Buy the latest dance floor and street fashions from young designers and second-hand stalls at this exciting arcade.
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this place has everything

i love this place it was my 1st visit recently with my son who equally loved it , its funky and hip and sells a bit of everything, and alot of this i forgot i once own its a time... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
cazcaz77
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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256 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

i love this place it was my 1st visit recently with my son who equally loved it , its funky and hip and sells a bit of everything, and alot of this i forgot i once own its a time capsule........situated over 4 floors each floor is massive and there is lots to see and buy, this that you wont... More 

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Roeselare, Belgium
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92 reviews 92 reviews
23 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Even though this shopping centre is targeted for young alternative people and hipsters, it's a must visit for anyone really. This once abandoned building is now vibrant and packed with unique shops selling unique things. Where else would you find a shop specialized in decorating guitars or a cereal bar? Get in and suck up the atmosphere. Now!

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

Thanks for the great review Steven, its very much appreciated. Its lovely to know that you enjoyed your visit and have took the time to share your experience with others. More 

Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
23 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Loved it, really brilliant vintage shops in here, spent a good hour looking through the various shops. Would love to go back- silk scarves for £4 each! What a bargain!

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

Thanks for the review Leanne, its great to know that you enjoyed your visit and picked up the odd bargain whilst here! It does mean a lot to us at Afflecks when people take the time to write a nice review, tripadvisor reviews do encourage future visits and for that we are grateful. See you again soon. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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1,927 reviews 1,927 reviews
1,713 attraction reviews
1,241 helpful votes 1,241 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Spread across four floors, Afflecks is filled with boutique stores which specialise in things you won't find in your average shopping mall. You will have a very different shopping experience here than you would in the Arndale Centre. There are vintage clothing stores, fancy dress outlets, wigs and colourful accessories. If you are going out clubbing, this is the place... More 

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

Thanks for the fantastic review! it means a lot to know that visitors to Manchester appreciate Afflecks and share their experience with others. Such reviews encourage future visits and for that we are very grateful. If you are ever visiting Manchester again be sure to pop in! More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
25 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Nothing says urban Manchester more than Afflecks. It is a quirky building filled with an eclectic mix of indipendent shops. Worth visiting, you never know what you may find...

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

Thanks for the review Imani, we are glad to know that you are a fan and that you have taken the time to share your thoughts on Afflecks with others. See you again soon. More 

Almaty, Kazakhstan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Contains a lot of small shops with overpriced stuff made in eastern asian. Nevertheless, the place is considered to be an essential part of Northern Quarter for some reason

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

Thanks for the review. We do pride ourselves on being a little different to the average shopping centre and the majority of traders here do sell their own hand made items and those created by other designers, there are many talented artists and creative's that sell their wares at Afflecks. Being an independent shopping emporium we are proud to have... More 

Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I have been visiting manchester for some time now but haven't really ventured much round the northern quarter as I've been getting caught up in the swishness of deansgate. Oh what a fool I've been. I didn't know afflecks was still going but was amazed to see it still there. I was happy to wander round as I had purchased... More 

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

Hey! glad that you found us again and yes we have been trading for 33 years, something we are very proud of, over the years we have tried to remain true to ourselves and not change too much! Thanks for taking the time to write this review and share your experience with others, positive tripadvisor reviews really do encourage future... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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673 reviews 673 reviews
398 attraction reviews
349 helpful votes 349 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I remember first coming to Manchester in the 1980's and this place was a must visit for some quirky and trendy clothing and its still going strong with a different generation.

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

Thanks for the review, we have been trading for 33 years! it's great to know that people like yourself that visited during their youth still love us and introduce a new generation. See you again soon. More 

Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

PT :-) knew exactly what he was doing when he introduced me to Afflecks Palace, this place is quirky heaven on a plate... every twist and turn of corridor and stair reveals another unique delight to take in, as well as reminding you of the sense of community that makes this place such a gem. A veritable feast for anyone... More 

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

Hey! so glad you were introduced! Thanks so much for this wonderful review, it really means a lot that people take the time to share their experience of Afflecks with others and encourage future visits. See you again soon. More 

Manchester
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This place is the best place to go for alternative wear in manchester, they even have piercings and tattoo shops :) I love the touch of the posters on the stairs giving it an old school feel to the place, and the shops in this building are great, defiantly need to check out cyber dog! The only downside being this... More 

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

Hello and thanks for the great review, its great to know that you have been a fan for many years. We have just celebrated being in business for 33 years which, is a massive achievement for independent retail during what has been a tough economic climate and of course the ever changing shopping habits. We have always tried to remain... More 

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