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    Default Manchester (city centre)

    UPDATED 17/2/18

    All these shops are within 10-15 mins walk of one another. You can view a map of central Manchester here.

    http://www.multimap.com/maps/?hloc=GB|m3%201bd#map=53.48048,-2.23953|16|4&loc=GB:53.48372:-2.24395:16|m3%201bd|M3%201BD

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    The most impressive ranges can be found at up market department stores Harvey Nichols, House of Fraser (aka Kendals) and Selfridges.

    House Of Fraser
    98-116 Deansgate
    Manchester
    M60 3AU
    Tel: (0161) 832 3414

    http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/

    Guerlain (including L'Art et la Matiere line), Tom Ford (non Private Blend in store but have on website), Creed (regular line), Dior (regular line), Merchant Of Venice, Annick Goutal, Serge Lutens, VC&A (collection extraordinaire), Kiehls, Molton Brown, YSL, Decleor, Chanel (regular line) and many more.

    Selfridges
    1 Exchange Square
    Manchester
    M3 1BD
    Tel: 0800 123 400

    http://www.selfridges.com/GB/en/

    Frederic Malle, Le Labo, Chanel (inc. Les Excusifs), Creed (inc exclusives), Hermes (own concession on ground floor), Ormonde Jayne, Amouage, Roja Dove, Tom Ford (inc. Private Blend), Armani (including Prive), Christian Dior (including exclusives), Maison Francis Kurkdjian, Atelier Cologne, By Kilian, Xerjoff (small range), Sospiro, MiN New York, Bella Bellisima, CdG (small range), Mancera, Montale, Clive Christian, Nasomatto, Thameen, Diptyque, Maison Martin Margiela, Byredo, Jo Malone, Atkinsons and more.

    Harvey Nichols
    Exchange Square
    Manchester
    M1 1AD
    Tel: (0161) 828 8888

    http://www.harveynichols.com

    LM Parfums, Serge Lutens, Creed (inc exclusives), Memo Paris, Maison Francis Kurkdjan, Heeley, Cire Trudon, Widian, Shay & Blue, Escentric Molecules, The Beautiful Mind Series, Tiziana Terenzi, CdG (small range), Tom Ford (non Private Blend), Bottega Veneta (regular line), Maison Martin Margiela, Shanghai Tang, Herves Gambs, Jeroboam, Aerin, Juliette Has a Gun, Acqua di Parma, Eight and Bob, Salvatore Ferragamo, Zegna (inc. some Essenze), Nejma, Perfumers Story (Azzi) and many more.

    L’Occitane
    10, King Street
    Manchester
    M2 6AG
    Tel: (0161) 839 3216

    http://uk.loccitane.com/FO/Default.aspx?cm_mmc= (please note this is their UK site)

    Based opposite to House of Fraser. Fragrances, body care and skincare from Provence.

    Space NK
    5 St Annes Place (off St Annes Street)
    Manchester
    M2 7LP
    Tel: (0161) 832 9382

    http://www.spacenk.com/uk/en_GB/home-uk

    Space NK, Diptyque etc. Not everything that is on their website. Best to phone and ask if stock the item there before going there especially.


    Hervia Bazaar
    40 Spring Gardens
    Manchester
    M2 1EN
    Tel: (0161) 835 2777

    Mainly a clothing shop but an excellent range of CdG fragrances incl the sherbet and incense range. Also sell the Costes fragrances. See their website.

    http://www.herviabazaar.com/

    Debenhams
    123 Market Street
    Manchester
    M60 1TA
    Tel: 0844 5 616161

    Department store with many designer fragrances and several concessions eg. Guerlain, John Varvatos, Cartier, Zadig & Voltaire etc.

    Molton Brown
    7 St Ann's Square
    Manchester
    M2 7EF

    Also have a concession in House Of Fraser.

    http://www.moltonbrown.co.uk/store/index.jsp

    TK Maxx
    51 - 55 Market Street
    Manchester
    M1 1WR
    Tel: (0161) 832 2337

    Similar to TJ Maxx in USA. Very small collection of designer fragrances, skincare, and many other items at knockdown prices.

    Neals Yard
    27 King Street
    Manchester
    Greater Manchester
    M2 6AF
    Tel: (0161) 834 1221

    http://www.nealsyardremedies.com/

    Organic skin care and body care products.

    Intro Clothing
    51 Deansgate
    Manchester
    M3 2AYTel: (0161) 839 5323This clothing store stocks small range of Histoires de Parfums collection.

    Marks & Spencer
    7 Market Street
    Manchester
    M1 1WT
    Tel: (0161) 831 7341

    http://www.marksandspencer.com/

    Popular department store. Sell Shay & Blue and their own fragrances.


    Boots
    32 Market Street
    Manchester
    M1 1PL
    Tel: (0161) 832 6533

    http://www.boots.com

    UK-wide health and beauty retailers/chemists. Several stores within Manchester city centre. Stocks designer fragrances and the likes of Clarins, Lancome etc have their own counters.

    Superdrug
    7-9 Piccadilly,
    Manchester
    M1 1LY
    Tel: (0161) 834 6091

    http://www.superdrug.com/

    UK-wide health and beauty retailers/chemists. Several stores within Manchester city centre. Stocks a small selection of designer fragrances.

    Body Shop
    G20-G22 Royal Exchange Shopping Centre
    Manchester
    M2 7TT
    Tel: (0161) 832 9148

    Also have a store in the Arndale Centre.

    http://www.bodyshop.co.uk

    Lush
    10 Market Street
    Royal Exchange
    Manchester
    M1 1PT
    Tel: (0161) 839 7848

    Also have a store in the Arndale Centre.

    http://www.lush.co.uk/

    Fresh handmade cosmetics – soaps, shower gels and fragrances.

    The Perfume Shop
    Unit 9A,
    Cromford Court,
    Arndale Centre,
    Manchester
    M4 2EA
    Tel: (0161) 819 1700

    http://www.theperfumeshop.com/

    Designer fragrance store. Stocks pretty much what is on their website.

    NOTE: Arndale Centre

    Built in 1970’s this building was an eyesore although work in recent years, particularly after the IRA bombing, has made it look somewhat better. You will see this building as you walk past Debenhams and down Market Street where it’s main entrances are based.

    http://www.manchesterarndale.com/
    http://www.manchester2002-uk.com/sho...le-centre.html
    Last edited by Healer; 17th February 2018 at 10:09 PM.

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    Default Re: Manchester (city centre)

    Since this post , can I add the Chanel boutique in Selfridges in the city which stocks Les Exclusifs line .

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    Default Re: Manchester (city centre)

    The Adolfo Dominguez outlet has closed. Just to say that the Boots is a large one and has all the on-line catalogue - that's where I got my "Jose" by Jose Eisenberg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Funwithfrags View Post
    The Adolfo Dominguez outlet has closed. Just to say that the Boots is a large one and has all the on-line catalogue - that's where I got my "Jose" by Jose Eisenberg.
    Yeah I miss the AD Store a little as quite liked some of their clothing. My article needs updating really and I'll revise it soon.

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    Big update of brands stocked in the dept stores and some other small updates.

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    Default Re: Manchester (city centre)

    Where is this?

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    Default Re: Manchester (city centre)

    Quote Originally Posted by Funwithfrags View Post
    Where is this?
    The original post is what has been updated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Healer View Post
    The original post is what has been updated.
    Does Selfridges in Manchester have Frederic Malle now? Last I checked they didn't but they did have a Le Labo counter, which isn't in your post

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    Ah, got it. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EMK View Post
    Does Selfridges in Manchester have Frederic Malle now? Last I checked they didn't but they did have a Le Labo counter, which isn't in your post
    Yes EMK it does. It appeared some time in December. It's near the By Kilian and Le Labo counters. You'll see the red presentation cabinet. Thanks for reminding me about Le Labo - I'll edit it now.

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    Just wondering where can I get the best experience in niche fragrances, trafford centre or in the centre of Manchester?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ffb View Post
    Just wondering where can I get the best experience in niche fragrances, trafford centre or in the centre of Manchester?
    Probably the centre, given you have Selfridges and various random places with some niche offerings.

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    City centre imo. You have the major stores as noted here but all around deansgate area to. King Street has a lot of posh shops and it's offshoots. They will have a lot of niche stuff. The trafford centre is big but i seriously doubt it having more niche stuff than the city centre. Just walk down to King Street and you will see individual houses in boutique or niche style shops, they are likely to have some exclusive stuff that you may not even see in Harvey Nichols or Selfridges.

    The architecture is pretty nice to look at also in that area, a lot of original stonework is kept in good order in the City centre giving a great Gotham City vibe to it. Indeed the Gotham Hotel is in that area for good reason.

    I think King Street then down to Selfridges area would give you a perfect niche days shopping. Start from the top of king street is my advice, walk down towards deansgate and explore the area around St Anne's square then take a right down cross street towards Selfridges and Harvey Nichols :-)

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    Thank you both!
    I was planning to go into Trafford due to Harrods (from what I was told, bigger than the one in the centre) and John Lewis, but according to what you said I will go to the Centre!

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    Like the other guys have said City Centre is better for niche. There may be the odd brand the Selfridges in Trafford Centre has that city centre one doesn't but with city centre you also have Harvey Nics and you could count HoF for say some Serge Lutens stuff and the Guerlain counter that has some of their harder to find stuff. Some new stuff has appeared since my last update of my guide here. In HN they had Histoires de Parfums when I last went in and also Goldfield & Banks. Are there any brands you are particularly interested in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Healer View Post
    Like the other guys have said City Centre is better for niche. There may be the odd brand the Selfridges in Trafford Centre has that city centre one doesn't but with city centre you also have Harvey Nics and you could count HoF for say some Serge Lutens stuff and the Guerlain counter that has some of their harder to find stuff. Some new stuff has appeared since my last update of my guide here. In HN they had Histoires de Parfums when I last went in and also Goldfield & Banks. Are there any brands you are particularly interested in?
    Thank you for your answer!
    I am looking for a few, but creed, amouage, xerjoff, roja doves, tom ford and christian dior are the ones I am looking the most (oh and spicebomb extréme, which I was not able to find in some stores I visited in my home country).

    And if the stores are next to each other it helps alot!

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    Just to follow up Healer's posts, the Hervia store is still open and has a good stock of Comme and a few other interesting things. It's worth visiting for that although the clothes are not my cup of tea.

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    Thank you alot guys!
    Went today to Manchester and had an amazing experience!
    As you said most of those shops are near each other, which makes it so easy to try most of the best houses!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ffb View Post
    Thank you alot guys!
    Went today to Manchester and had an amazing experience!
    As you said most of those shops are near each other, which makes it so easy to try most of the best houses!
    Nice one. You buy anything?

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    Hi, I did but not niche (Bleu de Chanel EDP).
    Right now I can't afford it, but hopefully by the starting of next year I will be earning my income and invest some into 1 or 2 bottles (loved Enigma by roja parfums, Bois du Portugal by Creed and Eau de Cologne from the chanel exclusifs line) also liked others from roja, creed and parfums de marly... amazing fragrances




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