The Manchester institution has features over 60 independent stalls and shops selling everything from fancy dress clothes to beads and jewellery.
It even boasts a theatre, hair salon, tattoo and body piercing shop, and a good choice of places to eat and drink.
List of Shops
Shops and places to eat and drink at Afflecks are:
- 3MT – Three Minute Theatre.
- 100 Tags – Fashion.
- Abacus – Jewellery and gifts.
- Afflecks Creatives – Community space on the third floor.
- American Graffiti – Retro clothing from the 1940s to 1980s and fancy dress. One of the original tenants.
- Attic Theatrical Fancy Dress Shop – Fancy dress.
- Bad Mother Sugar NQ – American sweets and drinks.
- BeanieBox – Hats.
- Biggi Bagga – Bags and accessories.
- Big Toes – Fashion (cosplay, anime etc.).
- Bob’s Cartoons – Illustrator specialising in caricatures.
- Card Empire – Pokemon cards, Yugioh cards etc.
- Chiara’s – Handmade gifts.
- Crystal Henge – Crystals, minerals, gems, artwork, jewellery etc.
- Cyberdog – Futuristic clothing, rave and club fashion, and accessories.
- Doodlebug – Guitars and customised guitars.
- Egoiste Gallery – Contemporary art gallery.
- Elysia - Gothic clothing and accessories.
- Extreme Largeness – Fashion jewellery and accessories.
- Flowellery – Handmade polymer clay and wire jewellery.
- Freak Boutique – Alternative fashion and accessories.
- Ginger’s Comfort Emporium – Ice cream and desserts.
- Grin – Fashion.
- Hempology – Hemp-based products and ‘souvenir’ cannabis seeds.
- Heroes Cafe
- Huk – Women’s fashion.
- Hypnotherapy & Holistic Therapy by Sandra Taylor
- Levarbs Anime – Anime products.
- Level Out Barbers
- Malai Thai – Thai massage (head, shoulders, body).
- Manc & Proud – Manchester souvenirs.
- Manchester Vegan Cafe – Vegan food.
- Messy Make-Up – Make-up artist.
- Milner & Son – Vintage clothes and gadgets.
- Moloko – Women’s fashion and accessories.
- Muobu – Cosmetics.
- No Angel – Women’s fashion boutique.
- Northern Line – Graffiti/street art supplies.
- Notonyourskin – Glass engraving.
- Palace Barbers – Hair salon.
- Panic Posters – Posters (music, film, personality etc.), badges, t-shirts, and accessories.
- Pop Boutique – Retro clothing.
- Printopolis – Clothing printing.
- Punk’d Image - Alternative fashion.
- Red & Blue Umbrella
- Retro Play
- Rowfers – Alternative clothing, jewellery, hair dye, make- up etc.
- S.W.A.L.K Creative – Alternative and creative gifts and greeting cards.
- Shiva – Body piercing.
- Soapy J – Handmade, vegan-friendly soaps.
- Sour Cherry – Handmade jewellery.
- Stag & Raven – Tattoo-inspired art, homeware, and accessories.
- Star Wars Man – Vintage and modern figures.
- Strawberri Peach - Established store offering prom dresses, club wear, handmade corsets, and evening wear.
- Sunflower – Women’s fashion and accessories.
- Sunflowers in the Sea – Design studio.
- The Bead Shop - Beads and jewellery making supplies.
- The Fox Fairy – Unique handcrafted gifts.
- The Little Niche – Various products including cushions, rugs, throws, incense etc.
- The Studio Afflecks – Tattoos and body piercing.
- The Vegi Hut
- Thunder Egg – Womenswear, jewellery, and accessories.
- Trippy Kitty – Weird and wonderful jewellery and clothing.
- Vinyl Resting Place – Record shop
- Violet Loves Vintage
- Waxworks - Hair and beauty salon offering ear piercings, henna etc.
- Zeffa – Alternative and vintage clothing.
Details were last checked on Monday 5th of February 2018.
Afflecks is open Monday to Friday 10.30 am to 6 pm, and Saturday 10 am to 6 pm. Hours on Sunday are 11 am to 5 pm but not all stores are open. Opening times on bank holidays are 11 am to 5 pm.
Location & Directions
Affleck’s is located in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, at the junction of Church Street, Dale Street, and Tib Street.
The nearest car parks are the NCP Manchester Tib Street and the NCP Manchester Northern Quarter (on Church Street).
Shoppers travelling on the Metrolink should exit at Market Street. Afflecks is just 100 yards away along Tib Street.
The market was established as Affleck’s Palace in the early 1980s by Elaine Walsh. It took its name from previous tenants, the Affleck and Brown department store.
Affleck’s Palace subsequently became the shopping destination of choice for many of Manchester’s biggest names in music such as the Happy Mondays and Inspiral Carpets. Wayne Hemingway of Red or Dead and Tom Bloxham of Urban Splash also launched their businesses here.
In 2007 it looked destined to close after Elaine Walsh decided not to renew her lease on the building with landlords Bruntwood. However, in early 2008 Bruntwood took over the management of the market, rebranding it as Afflecks.
Address and postcode
52 Church Street