The City Centre of Manchester is well known throughout the UK for its wide selection of shops. It has everything from major High Street chain stores to smaller boutique and specialist shops. Further afield, Manchester is also home to the Trafford Centre, one of Britain's largest and most visited mega malls. But did you know there are many smaller local shopping centres which have just as wide a selection of quality shops?
Formally known as Stretford Arndale Centre, Stretford Mall is situated in the Borough of Trafford just a short bus or tram ride from the city centre of Manchester. As well as two large supermarkets and the typical 'anchor' stores that can be found in any shopping precint, Stretford Mall is also home to a traditional market. Here one can find many family owned stalls, many of which have served generations of Manchester shoppers. Furniture shops are situated next to greengrocers and butchers, many of which sell the traditional Lancastrian staple of tripe which is often hard to find in other Manchester shops.
Larger Retail Outlets
Manchester is also home to many retail parks and other large outlet stores. These can be very convenient for shoppers, especially when purchasing larger, bulky items such as electrical goods and furniture. If the shopper has a car then retail parks offer convenient access and parking. If not then many stores will include free or next day delivery on larger items. Often these stores have an online presence, meaning purchases can be made online and the item collected or delivered. For an example visit the David Phillips Manchester showroom which has a wide selection of private and rental furniture and will deliver and install furniture the next day.