From huge second-hand emporiums to local indie fashion labels, take a look through some of our favourite spots for sustainable shopping in Manchester.

Lily's Vintage Chorlton Boutique

Out there knitwear, vintage tracksuit jackets and statement patterns, Lily’s boutique in Chorlton packs a wonderous collection of clothing and accessories onto its rails, and is the perfect stop off for a lazy Saturday afternoon browse when you’re out and about in the South Manchester suburb.

557, 559 Wilbraham Rd, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester M21 0AE, Tel: 07928 592004
Form Lifestyle Store in the Northern Quarter

Tucked away in a Grade II Listed Building resides Form Lifestyle Store. Championing slow consumption and celebrating the work of independent makers, Form is a definite go-to. This little spot will offer you a completely different shopping experience with a calm atmosphere at the forefront of its ethos—the perfect place to take some time perusing and learning about the makers of the products themselves.

Selling candles, planters, ceramics, decor and much more—check this one out next time you’re caught in the hustle and bustle of the Northern Quarter.

6 Bradley Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester M1 1EH
Emmaus Mossley's Secondhand Superstore

Furniture, clothes, games, books, whatever you’re searching for, Emmaus Mossley’s Secondhand Superstore is a genuine eutopia for second-hand browsing, helping you save those coins all whilst doing your bit in helping out the local community and environment.

Longlands Mill, Queen Street, Mossley OL5 9AH, Tel: 01457 838608
McQueen Independent on Chorlton's Beech Road

Sat proudly in the heart of the famous Beech Road in Chorlton, McQueen Independent is a beautiful store all about a fairtrade, with an ethical and sustainable ethos at the heart of their business. Selling a wide selection of menswear, womenswear, accessories and some lovely stuff for the home—there’s always something for everyone.

Perfect for anyone into colourful patterns, high-quality materials and anything that shows a personal touch, be sure to check this one out next time you’re in need of a wardrobe refresh.

54 Beech Rd, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester M21 9EG, Tel: 0161 881 4718
Nood Boutique in Chorlton

Also on Beech Road, the Nood Boutique is renowned for stocking eye-grabbing statement pieces perfect for anyone looking to jazz up their wardrobe for the new year. Only sourcing from brands who share their eco-values, Nood is a brilliant place to pick up good quality, timeless and out-there items different from anything you’ll see in the big shops.

Check out their funky socks, multi-purpose bags and massive collection of winter wear that’ll make you feel cosier just looking at it.

36 Beech Rd, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester M21 9EL, Tel: 0161 860 0461
NQ's Cow Vintage

COW Vintage offers a smashing sustainable alternative to the harmful cycles of fast fashion, plus they’re always super-stocked with all the grooviest pieces from decades ago. Ethically-sourced and specially hand-picked, the lovely lot down at COW Vintage make the vintage shopping experience fun, inclusive and simple—perfect for anyone starting out their eco-fashion journey.

Be sure to check out their upcycled section where the team reworks garments from outdated pieces and unused fabrics into brand-new one-of-a-kind pieces where nothing goes to waste.

61 Church St, Manchester M4 1PD, Tel: 0161 834 4926
Mon 4 Sep
Rhiannon Ingle
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Mon 22 Apr 2024