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Afflecks

Closed Now: 10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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Cool and quirky

Cool and quirky shopping. Better than the standard large commercial shopping centres. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
rachelh5010
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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A gem!

I walked around the Northern Quarter, spotted a large, interesting building so I had to have a... read more

Reviewed June 22, 2019
jackielZ1978BR
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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Afflecks is an iconic shopping emporium filled with unique independent traders selling everything from Top Hats to Tattoo's. Artists, Makers, Creators and innovators sit alongside a range of businesses that include, Vintage, Vinyl, Fancy Dress...more
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cool and quirky shopping. Better than the standard large commercial shopping centres. Lots of different things to buy, all reasonably priced. Independent sellers.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank rachelh5010
Tony M, General Manager at Afflecks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the review Rachel, its very much appreciated - we are really happy that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed June 22, 2019 via mobile

I walked around the Northern Quarter, spotted a large, interesting building so I had to have a nosey. Two hours later I was back outside. How on earth did two hours go so fast? Afflecks is full of very interesting shops. I’m not a rummage...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Tony M, General Manager at Afflecks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for this review and the recommendation Jackie, its lovely to know that you enjoyed your visit and have taken the time to share your experience with others.

Reviewed June 9, 2019 via mobile

Great to return here with my family - some vintage stalls - there were many more years ago - times are a changing! I remember the punk, gothic and rock stalls... now it’s very tame! But still interesting and eclectic! My teenager loved it! The...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Odyssey765272
Tony M, General Manager at Afflecks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for coming back - things have certainly changed since 1985! it's great to know that your teenager loved Afflecks and that you have taken the time to write a review, its very much appreciated. Thanks

Reviewed May 25, 2019 via mobile

The place is gothic. It is really cool if u are into that kind of stuff. Get ready to climb stairs tho. Dress comfy if u are not use to climb stairs.

Date of experience: May 2019
4  Thank clareofwater
Tony M, General Manager at Afflecks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Clare Thanks for the review, it's good to know that you enjoyed your visit - we do have two passenger lifts so when you come back and if you don't fancy climbing the stairs perhaps take one of the lifts. See you again soon

Reviewed May 19, 2019 via mobile

Amazing shops with everything you’ll ever need. Vegan shops/cafe. Reliable piercing/tattoo places. Band tees and merch. Spiritual trinkets. Sterling silver/steel jewellery. Indie clothes and other things. Food and clothes from different cultures. Posters. Fancy dress, cosplay, makeup. I highly recommend Sour Cherry, Extreme and Abacus....More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank marthad473
Tony M, General Manager at Afflecks, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2019

Thanks for the lovely review, its great to know that you enjoyed your visit and have taken the time to share your experience with others. See you again soon

Reviewed May 18, 2019

I love it and there's never enough time or money in the day to truly appreciate it fully. We make trips to Manchester just to visit.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank nicolleelizabeth
Tony M, General Manager at Afflecks, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2019

Thanks so much for the review, it's great to know that you love Afflecks and support us when you visit Manchester. See you again soon.

Reviewed April 13, 2019

Afflecks Palace in Manchester's Northern Quarter is still the place to shop for something different and often uniquely Manc. It's a Goth's paradise. If it's retro and original antique fashion your into this is the place to be. It's a treasure trove for vinyl, for...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank John Y
Tony M, General Manager at Afflecks, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2019

Thanks so much for the lovely review John, it truly means a lot when people take the time to share their experience of Afflecks with others. We are happy that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you again soon. Thanks

Reviewed April 7, 2019 via mobile

Interesting place to find something a little different. This is spread over 4 floors but only 3 open today. Some 'alternative ' shops, lots of clothes, some more mainstream, tattoo/ piercing places, cafe, bead shop, steam punk and corsets. Well worth an explore. There is...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 2, 2019

this place is amazing, all the staff are extremely friendly and connect with conversation, the products are good quality and are usually good value for money and the whole place is an amazing experience.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 22, 2019

The building is an alladin's cave over four floors. A bizzarrre collection of shops a and stalls showcasing clothes, tattoos, sweets, costumes, gifts, art, music and much more. All the owners are friendly and love the people. I suggest picking your times to go though...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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My answer is late, but anyhow, it’s open every day of the week !
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Hi, Large multi storey car park right opposite. Plenty of parking in the general area, but the main NCP type car parks are expensive
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Hi, We have lift access to all floors and ramps within the building so there is pram access around the building. See you soon.
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