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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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the best place ever

this place is amazing, all the staff are extremely friendly and connect with conversation, the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
thestoneroses10
Wonderful place!

The building is an alladin's cave over four floors. A bizzarrre collection of shops a and stalls... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
jamiestevens26
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Stourbridge, 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 2 weeks ago

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
Thank thestoneroses10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Thank jamiestevens26
Reviewed 22 January 2019 via mobile

Affleck’s isn’t any ordinary department store. It’s home to a plethora of traders selling weird and wonderful products. Vintage clothing, gothic jewellery, nostalgia and much more. There’s at least 2 cafes to relax and enjoy your visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank albeback1
Tony M, General Manager at Afflecks, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2019

Thanks so much for your review, it truly means a lot that people support independent businesses and take the time to share their experience of Afflecks to encourage others to visit us. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 15 January 2019

I came here with my teenage daughter from Australia. I emigrated 14 years ago and used to love coming to Manchester in general and Aflecks in particular. My heart melted as I walked inside and it transported me back all those years. Yes it has...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Soulcity19
Tony M, General Manager at Afflecks, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to come and visit us whilst you were in Manchester, it is lovely to know that you and your daughter enjoyed your time shopping in Afflecks and I am really happy to know that we managed to...More

Reviewed 23 December 2018 via mobile

We were looking around the Northern Quarter and came across this lovely building with some unique items inside made by local individuals. We never bought so did not experience any customer service issues but it is worth a look and the glass murals on the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SteveS1970
Reviewed 20 December 2018 via mobile

first visit in years and loved it! Reminds me of Quiggins that used to be in Liverpool but friendlier and easier to navigate. Really nice shop downstairs selling going out dresses for a tenner plus a cosy vegan cafe. Some people assume its a goth/alternative...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank prinnyabroad
Tony M, General Manager at Afflecks, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2018

Thanks for your fantastic review - it truly means a lot when people take the time to show their support for independent traders and encourage people to visit us. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Went here to try and avoid some of the bigger brands and to get a taste of Manchester. Wanted to get myself a feel good souvenir. Walked in and each little stall I went to was met by an unfriendly face, no greeting and certainly...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ZeZe8
Reviewed 29 November 2018

I have visited this place since the 80s. I have loved it over the years and have seen it changing - not for the better. I visited two days ago and it was so sad. Not exciting, not cutting edge, not fun, not quirky, not...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank roseyposey1983
Tony M, General Manager at Afflecks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2018

Hi Rosey This is so disappointing to read - I am sure that you are aware that Afflecks supports independent businesses and start up's so it constantly changes but at the same time remains true to it's self, there are still businesses trading here that...More

Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

If you have never been to Afflecks you will be surprised at the gorgeous shops, wall art and quirky layout. The record shop on the top floor is fantastic. I never leave here without a bag full of goodies!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

I haven’t been in here for maybe 20yrs and it used to be amazing, lots of really cool shops. I was so looking forward to going. Today it feels run down and lost its way really sad to see and I wish I’d not gone...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank ABRutland
Tony M, General Manager at Afflecks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2018

We are so sorry to hear that you were disappointed on your recent visit. As you will see on TripAdvisor we are listed #1 shopping destination in Manchester by our constant positive reviews which all of our independent retailers work hard to achieve. A couple...More

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Anthony W
21 July 2018|
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Response from Paul F | Reviewed this property |
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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moy34
12 March 2018|
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Response from Tony M | Property representative |
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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3006grace
21 November 2016|
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Response from Tony M | Property representative |
They do not have an online price list unfortunately. But if you let me know what piercings that you would like prices for I will find out and let you know. Thanks
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