Manchester’s Northern Quarter is dotted with a few gems for retro lovers in the North, and they stretch far beyond the fabled Affleck’s Palace. A favourite of mine, which I’ve shamefully only recently discovered, is Retro Rehab.
This simply gorgeous boutique is great for real vintage and handmade retro styles, be they dresses, handbags or jewellery. As with all vintage stockists, you won’t be guaranteed a find every time you visit, but I can guarantee you’ll enjoy the experience as the girls in shop are fantastically welcoming and the shop itself is a pleasure. Located at 91 Oldham Street, you have no excuse not to veer off the beaten track of central shopping, on the chance of finding a vintage gem or two.