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Afflecks

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Specialty shops, Shopping & Fashion
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Address: 52 Church St.., Manchester, England
Phone Number: 0161 839 0718
Today
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
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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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Love afflecks palace :)

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Missarabella13
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Manchester
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English first
Manchester
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

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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stoke on trent
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We have been visiting this shopping experience for a few years now ! Vintage heaven Unusual clothing piercing tattoos fancy dress Got a feeling this time they are restructuring /updating ...I hope this does not detract from its quirkiness Upstairs cafe is a must

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Lanchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Love this multi floor shopping experience. Worth taking an hour or 2 out to explore all the independent and alternative little outlets in this building. Shame it isn't signposted as we had to as a few people where it was once we'd parked up in the city centre and probably didn't take the most direct route. Great mix of shops... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

Afflecks is a vintage mecca... The place where it all started and any vintage shopper worth their salt should take a pilgrimage here. For those whose interests in vintage are mixed, it is also worthy of a lazy afternoon potter. There are small boutiques to suit eclectic tastes and interests: vintage, goth, emo and clothes, jewellery, home ware, gifts and... More 

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

Thanks very much for taking the time to write such a great review, it means a lot to all the independent traders to know that they are supported and that people like yourself give positive feedback to encourage future visits. Hope to see you again soon. More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

i visited this place after a recommendation from my sister, it was a little awkward to find out the town centre but worth holding our phones like Sat navs lol there's some really quirky shops in there with something for everybody, my favourite shop was the Crystal/bead crafty shop on the 3rd floor, with an interest in crafts it Was... More 

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

Thanks for the great review Katie, we are in discussions with Manchester City Council about getting some more prominent street signage to help people like yourself find us. We appreciate your kind comments it means a lot to us all at Afflecks to know that people like what we do. Hope to welcome you again soon. More 

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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Been in here a few times. The latest was at the weekend. It is bascially a big junk shop, selling lots of overpriced "vintage" and "alternative" stuff. It was full of foreign students/tourists, who seemed to just want to browse instead of buy stuff. Also lots of signs up telling you what you are not allowed to do (see photos... More 

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Manchester
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Many a day, one hundred years ago, I would wander into Afflecks, in tow of my sister, both of us dressed in baggy pants, baggy tops, and Doc Martins, to buy some more baggy pants and more baggy tops and, possibly, some curious trinket to wear around one's neck to impress or worry one's school friends and teachers the next... More 

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

Thank you so much for the great review, we are glad to know that you enjoyed your visiting Afflecks back in the day and present, Thanks for sharing your experience with others through Tripadvisor, we really do appreciate it. More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 via mobile

Great place to go and visit if you're into the alternative scene and aren't phased by goths ect. Some real hidden gem shops and goods - will be visiting again :)

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

Thanks for the review, we really appreciate people taking the time to share their positive experience of Afflecks with others as it encourages visitors to Manchester to come and shop with us. Hope to see you again next time you are in Manchester. More 

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 via mobile

Afflecks palace is such a great place is caters in such a great way to the alternative community full of different shops and the kindest retailers I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. There is absolutely nothing I can complain about at afflecks and it truley is one of a kind in more ways the one. My favourite shop here... More 

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

Thanks for the great review Kimberley, glad to know that you are a fan and particularly enjoy shopping in Extreme Largeness. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Monterey, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Tony M, General Manager at Afflecks, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review Debbi, it is great to know that you enjoyed your trip and took the time to share your experience with others. We hope you visit us again next time you are in Manchester. More 

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