Updated: Thursday, 21st March 2019 @ 4:15pm

MM's top five... luxury shops in Manchester

MM's top five... luxury shops in Manchester

| By Bisma Hussain

Everyone loves to shop and in this contemporary age the more luxurious the better.

Let’s look at some of the most luxurious shops in Manchester where we might not be able to resist holding onto our bank cards.

Harvey Nichols

First, we have Harvey Nichols. This high-end fashion store not only contains international designer labels but also has the ultimate dining destination. What’s better than shopping and having food all at the same time?

Compromising of three floors it has everything to make a day out fun. On the ground floor there is beauty, perfumery, accessories, jewellery and even sunglasses.

Not only that but there are lots of services too including the Shavata Nail Studio which offers a range of manicures and pedicures and SHOW Dry Salon which includes full range of signature treatments for both adults and children, along with cut and colour services, like balayage and highlights.

On the second floor there are the international collections, contemporary collections, designer shoes, casualwear, modern bridge collections, swimwear and kidswear.

It also has a style concierge service offering a fashion expert to help find the perfect the outfit whether it is workwear or last-minute holiday haul, the expert team of stylist will be at your services.

And finally, the third floor consists of international collections, contemporary collections, casualwear, formalwear, designer shoes, accessories, luggage, second floor bar and brasserie, food market and a wine shop.

Selfridges

Now when you think of luxury and shopping the first thing to pop into your head may be the holy grail chain of high-end department stores.

Selfridges Exchange Square is at the very heart of the city of Manchester and consists of new Beauty and Accessories floors.

From having the most wanted designer brands to evening entertainment, it is a one-stop shop for luxurious retail rehabilitation.

From having a car park to make shopping a little bit easier to having restaurants and bars. The Manchester Exchange Square also provides personal shopping to help invigorate your wardrobe, and to also help pick the ultimate gift or a remarkable ensemble for that special event.

So, all you must do is sit back in a private suite and relax as the team is on hand to selecting some of the most astonishing products from around the store, personalised to your own individual preferences.

The store includes many brands like Armani, Adidas, BVLGARI, Cartier and many more. It’s the number one go to for everyone and is hard to miss with its glass-fronted exterior.

Louis Vuitton

Now this shop is but of course quite possibly one of the most luxurious shops in Manchester. With its world-famous signature and house ambassadors like Emma Stone constantly representing the brand, Louis Vuitton is becoming a necessity.

Louis Vuitton the French fashion house and luxury retail company is known for its signature marked handbags, luggage & more. Located in Selfridges Exchange Square, the shop is busy with its brand lovers who are not shy of spending a fortune.

With new products set to come in due to the seasonal changes and Virgil Abloh’s inaugural men’s collection for the brand launched recently we may soon be seeing a long line of admirers outside the store.

So, let's keep our eyes peeled as we wait anxiously to see what happens.

It is quite possibly the perfect place to shop for the fashionistas in our families, I mean can any LV devotee resist buying a signature tote or pumps?

Zara

Zara the Spanish fashion chain offers some of the best choice of clothing and accessories that too at a reasonable price.

Located on New Cathedral Street the shop offers the latest trends for everyone.  Zara has everything from coats and knitwear to boots and heels.

Whilst it keeps up with the latest fashion, that too of high quality it is still reasonably priced.

Students and young professionals may be the ones who are benefited the most as the store offers some good long-lasting clothing which means not having to continuously buy new things. On the long run products from Zara last almost as if it is forever.

Zara is seen as luxurious as almost every fashion blogger has quite possibly shopped there. And what’s the best thing about Zara right now? Well it must be the sale with up to 50% off. Yes, you read that correctly 50%!

Don’t believe me? Well you can check it out yourself at:

https://www.zara.com/uk/en/sale-l879.html

Vivienne Westwood

Now this list would not be complete if I did not add one of the most iconic British brands to the list.

Vivienne Westwood on King Street offers some of the most unique designs seen. It takes luxury to a whole new level.

Especially the iconic Vivienne Westwood Orb which resembles the Sovereigns Orb (one of the British crown jewels, that was created for the coronation of King Charles II).

It is said that jewelled aspect of the Orb shows the associations to Dame Vivienne Westwood's anchored position in the British fashion industry.

I mean we may not be able to afford the actual crown jewel itself but its nice to have something that resembles it.

Now when we talk about luxury, the shop itself looks opulent. It may be an old building, but the brick work is wonderful, it just seems so inviting and relaxed. I think it might be time to start saving up to buy that small orb pendant.

 

Image courtesy of Vivienne Westwood via Twitter, with thanks.