For so long the only choice for blokes was Marks & Spencer’s, Fosters Menswear and if you were 16 and an XS - Topman. Well no longer...
A great British brand. Known for it’s classic style and designs. The beautiful store is a newcomer to New Cathedral Street but the brand has been associated with Manchester for years with stores previously on Bridge Street and the Avenue. If you want a proper fitting shirt and a classic suit, Paul is your man.
Paul Smith, 1, New Cathedral Street, Manchester M1 1AD
Another Manchester icon is Harvey Nichols. The quintessential department store, it has an extensive luxury offering and is definitely worth the hike up to the Menswear on top floor. Great for a pay day treat.
Harvey Nichols, 21 New Cathedral Street, Manchester M1 1AD
It underwent a massive facelift a few years back (which saw the Food Hall disappear) and since then it’s gone from strength to strength attracting some of the biggest fashion names around. This is definitely one of the places to go if you are either a footballer or have some extra cash to splash around.
Selfridges, 1, Exchange Square Central, Corporation St, Manchester M3 1BD
Similar to Harvey Nichols and Selfridges it has one of Manchester’s best offerings of premium and luxury brands. It has managed to stand firm on the Avenue too. Great place to go for the big luxury brands.
Flannels, Spinningfields, The Avenue, Manchester M3 3FL
Private White VC
A little bit out of the centre in Salford is Private White VC. Boasting some of the most beautiful pieces of outerwear in Menswear and all made in England on our doorstep in their Cottenham Lane factory. Private White use the finest luxury fabrics to create their amazing Menswear collection. Well worth a little visit over to their factory store.
Cottenham House, 1 Cottenham Lane, Manchester, M3 7LJ
Doherty, Evans & Scott
With a focus on tailoring and the finer elements of Menswear, this Bridge Street store is a true Gentleman’s Outfitters. They provide a bespoke range for business or even wedding season. They also stock a great range of footwear and accessories too.
Doherty, Evans & Scott, 64 Bridge St, Manchester, M3 3BN
Lanigan and Hulme
Started in late 2017 by owners with a combination of over 40 years in industry, this is a gem of a Menswear store. Stocking some quality British brands such as Grenson, Hackett, Crombie and Sunspel, here is definitely the place to go if you want kitting out in some proper British clobber. They also have two of the coolest dogs around as well as a fully stocked beer fridge towards the back of the store.
Lanigan and Hulme, 9 Royal Exchange Arcade, Manchester M2 7EA
The R Store
Another great shop in and around St Anne’s Square is the R Store. It might be quite small in size but it’s a great kit out and the size just adds to the personal feel. The R Store stocks brands such as Clarks Originals, Stan Ray, Lee Jeans, Red Wing and Adidas and gets in some really exclusive pieces too. It has a great choice of footwear, clothing and accessories so make sure you pop in.
The R Store, 11 Barton Arcade, Deansgate, Manchester M3 2BB
Since being created by Liam Gallagher in 2009 this has been a massive hit for many Mancunians. One of the lasting stores up at the top of King Street, its music influenced collection is still a massive draw for many customers. A proper place to shop when you’re after some true Manchester clothing.
Pretty Green, 81 King St, Manchester M2 4AH
Since opening back on Tib Street in 2002 and then moving to Thomas Street a few years back, Oi Polloi has become a Manchester Institution. They have one of the best offerings in the UK let alone Manchester. They have the golden touch and can often be found working their magic by collaborating with some of the coolest brands around. They also have the best dressed staff in town.
Oi Polloi, 63 Thomas St, Manchester M4 1LQ
Started in 2005 Bionic Seven is a cool store nestled up on Port Street in the Northern Quarter. Slightly tucked away on the other side of the NQ they stock a really nice mix of premium vintage and unique modern classic clothing and is well worth a visit over to see them.
Bionic Seven, 60 Port St, Manchester M1 2EQ
Deadstock General Store
Whilst strictly not a Menswear store, this little Northern Quarter beauty definitely deserves a mention. It has a great range of items on sale. Candles, socks, beard treatments, mugs, flasks, you name it they have it but a cool version of it. They also do alterations too and can be trusted to repair your decent jeans.
Deadstock General Store, 46 Edge St, Manchester M4 1HN
America’s finest work wear brand has a city location down on Oldham Street in the Northern Quarter. Always friendly and brilliant customer service and is home to the best quality streetwear in the market.
Carhartt, 59-61 Oldham St, Manchester M1 1JR