With a history stretching back to 1990, if you’ve been shopping for men’s clothes in central Manchester over the last few decades chances are you already know this place very well. Just in case, though, let’s start with the basics. Situated on what many still consider to be the city’s most significant street and a Mecca for retail therapy, Deansgate, where you’ll also find the stunning Barton Arcade, INTRO’s contemporary glass-fronted store is perfectly in-keeping with the increasing prevalence of 21st Century architecture on this bustling thoroughfare.
“We strive to bring our customers exceptional menswear from high-end labels from around the world, and are proud to stock only the finest menswear from both independent labels and brands, so we can cater to any style,” management explain. And this dedication to sourcing exceptional clothing for men is more than evident once you step through the door. Many of the items here come from designers you simply can’t find in other shops. For example, Domrebel’s eye-catching collections of shirts, resplendent in seasonal artwork packed full of expressive qualities. Or Sand Copenhagen’s typical Scandinavian understatement, all clean lines sand sharp cuts. Or Daniele Fiesoli, Elliot Rhodes, and Hannes Roether.
Those in need of new footwear won’t be left wanting, either, with a range picked from luxury names such as D.A.T.E. — the beloved, independent trainer company that has been creating beautiful running shoes for the best part of 20 years, — and Android Homme, shoes conceived in Los Angeles and handmade in Italy and Portugal. That’s before we mention Flower Mountain, or Jeffrey West. In 2008, INTRO also began selling stock online, with orders coming in from across the UK and Europe. A real asset to Manchester’s legendary shopping scene, no trip into town for fresh garments would be complete with stopping by.