To celebrate World Earth Day, we’ve put together a list of some of the very best sustainable fashion stores in Northern Quarter.
Margot & Lux
Margot & Lux is a boutique vintage store on Manchester’s Port Street. Owned by gorgeous Geordie, Holly Edgar, the store offers a more bespoke vintage service selling unique, one-of-a-kind garments, accessories and homeware. Hollie hand-picks each item, scouring charity shops, wholesalers, warehouses and the internet for pre-loved pieces with undeniable charm and character. The store also stocks limited runs from sustainable brands such as Sandra Alexandra and Summer Morning Studios.
Margot & Lux, 54 Port St, Manchester M1 2EQ
One of Manchester’s longest running sustainable vintage stores, Pop Boutique has a space on Oldham Street and inside Afflecks’ Palace, as well as stores in Liverpool, too. All of its shops are full of vintage shirts, jumpers, sports jackets and denim, alongside limited runs of its own brand garments. The Oldham Street store also stocks a plethora of vintage nick nacks in its basement that are perfect for jazzing up your home!
Pop Boutique, 34 – 36 Oldham St, Manchester M1 1JN
Pop Boutique Afflecks, 52 Church St, Manchester M4 1PW
Another sustainable vintage store on Oldham Street is COW Vintage. Their handpicked items are ethically sourced from around the world and available to shop at affordable prices. Truly showcasing how trends, fashion and styles can really stand the test of time, COW’s quality clothes, unique finds and iconic brands range from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and even nostalgic 00s pieces.
COW Vintage, 61 Church St, Manchester M4 1PD
Blue Rinse serves as another treasure trove of vintage goodies for you to explore at a very reasonable price point. It has everything from vintage jewellery to cardigans, sweater vests, shirts and co-ords that regularly keep up with the seasons. The shop is not just exclusive to Manchester either, there’s also one in Leeds full of more gorgeous vintage goodies.
Blue Rinse Manchester, 29-31 Oldham St, Manchester M1 1JG
Premium, hand-picked pieces of vintage are what Bionic Seven specialises in. Just a few doors up from Margot and Lux, the store is cosy, but has more than enough space to spend time rummaging. It has Barbour jackets, Adidas jumpers, caps and Levi’s jeans that are all second-hand and sustainably sourced.
Bionic Seven, 60 Port St, Manchester M1 2EQ
Bags of Flavor
Known for its drops of exclusive vintage outerwear, Bags of Flavor on Tib Street is another store making sustainable shopping fairly effortless. The store has been a Northern Quarter staple since 2000, and also buys unwanted vintage goods, so if you’re having a wardrobe clear out anytime soon make sure you send any unwanted vintage gems their way!
Bags of Flavor, 33 Tib St, Manchester M4 1LX
Kilo Sale on Oldham Street
The kilo sale, which is also run by Blue Rinse, allows you to pay for your vintage garments by weight. There’s always one-of-a-kind pick and mix mens and women’s vintage clothing from the 60s-90s, including all of your favourite branded names, and it’ll cost you a mere 15 quid for a kilo of clothing!
Kilo Sale, Sachas Hotel, Oldham Street Entrance, Manchester, M4 1SH
Nordic Muse is an own-label jewellery and branded Nordic lifestyle collective ran by Jenny Maxwell. They have their very own permanent bricks and mortar site on Tib Street in the NQ, offering design-led products at the right price, with a curated range of wares from home, living, jewellery, accessories, cards, stationery and loads more!
Nordic Muse, 106 Tib St, The, Manchester M4 1LR
This dainty shop on Oldham Street might be small, but for what it lacks in space, it makes up for in stock. The items are specially selected to keep up with high street trends, original vintage and designer labels, and you’ll also find homeware bits and accessories, too. The shop is very reasonably priced, with all funds going to Oxfam – a charity that continually works to end the injustice of poverty.
Oxfam Originals, Unit 8, Smithfield Buildings, 51, Oldham St, Manchester M1 1JR
Stepping foot in Afflecks’ labyrinth building, you’ll find an abundance of sustainable fashion stores such as Earth Friendly Rocker, Thunder Egg and Pop Boutique who all pride themselves on stocking sustainable clothing that reduces the impact of fashion on the planet. Alongside this, Afflecks is also home to lifestyle stores, print-makers and plant shops all with the same aim of making sustainable shopping more accessible.
Afflecks Palace, 52 Church St, Manchester M4 1PW