Many people are mistaken when it comes to the fashion retail scene in Lancashire and the North West. It’s a common mistake to believe that one has to travel down to the capital city in order to experience the height of the street fashion phenomena. While London may indeed have a great scene, it doesn’t hurt to look a little closer to home, as the North West actually has an incredible range of stores to choose from, you just have to look a little harder to find them. With two major cities (Manchester and Liverpool) just on the cusp of Lancashire, the truth is that fashion fans are spoilt for choice when it comes to stores! From major retailers right through to independent business, there’s an option for every price range and every personal style.
We’ve spent hours exploring the local offerings and can proudly say that we’ve narrowed it down to five must-visist locations. Whether you’re looking for a specific piece to finish your wardrobe or just prefer to browse the selections, we can guarantee you’ll enjoy checking out these spots and discovering some hidden gems within. So without any hesitation, let’s get right into it and check out the best street fashion stores in the North West!
Founded in 2014 out of Lancashire, Crepslocker is one of the UK’s leading retailers when it comes to stocking exclusive and hard-to-find items. From hyped sneaker collaborations right through to exclusive watches and luxury fashion, Crepslocker has it all. If you’re looking for limited-edition Air Jordans that sold out a few years ago, then chances are that Crepslocker has a pair for you! Stocking brands such as Louis Vuitton, Dior and Burberry, the retailer is a high-fashion fan’s dream. With a physical retail space located on Manchester’s King Street, Crepslocker continues to grow exponentially due to it’s niche for tapping into trends and feeding these back to the consumer. Plus, the retailer even has a personal shopping experience available too, where the store’s knowledgable team can help source hard-to-find items!
Next up we look to Liverpool for the one and only Sevenstore. Named after the seven streets that Liverpool was built upon, the store has become a cultural hub for nearby street fashion fans stocking the latest brands in the scene and carefully curating it’s ranges season after season. Here you’ll find new and on-trend brands such as Acne Studios, Maharishi and Needles. As well as this, the store plays host to an impresive sneaker selection too, so whatever outfit you have in mind you can be sure to get the look with ease. Presenting a vast concept store situated on Liverpool’s Norfolk Street, the retailer continues to please the local streetwear enthusiasts by offering regular in-store activations too.
If you’ve dabbled into fashion over the years, it’s likely you’ll already be aware of Selfridges. The famous yellow department store has been serving consumers ever since 1909, when it was founded in London. Now operating out of Manchester too, Selfridges continues to curate some of the greatest offerings available for both men and women, spanning all the way from streetwear right through to luxury fashion. The sheer choice available in Selfridges makes it an automatic inclusion on this list. If you’re looking to lose track of time and get lost within a world of shopping then head on over to Exchange Square in Manchester.
Founded out of Newcastle but set on national expansion, END. Clothing recently opened up it’s latest outpost in Manchester. Setting up shop in such a competitive city is no easy feat, however END. showed no signs of struggling, with fashion fans from across the North West flocking in to check out the latest limited-edition sneakers and freshest new brands. With a footwear section to rival some of the best out there, END. Clothing is a streetwear fan’s heaven. If you’re looking to broaden your wardrobe and find some undiscovered gems then END. is the place, as you’ll be sure to find a hot new label that’s set to become the next big thing!
The final addition to our list comes in the form of another national department store, Harvey Nichols. Founded all the way back in 1831 our of Knightsbridge, London, the business has since expanded to Manchester, with it’s store there opening in 2003. Situated just down from Selfirdges, also on Exchange Square, Harvey Nichols boasts an impressive fashion selection along with some exclusive brands that you won’t find anywhere else. Think Gucci, Canada Goose, Gallery Dept. and so much more. If you’re ready to truly take a deep dive into the world of street fashion then Harvey Nichols is a must-visit. Drop by today and ensure to check out the rest of the store too, where you’ll find just about everything!