The Manchester Shop sells all things Manchester related and is home to their own brand Manc and Proud. Clothing for adults and kids, giftware, jewellery and souvenirs.
Based in Afflecks on Oldham Street in the heart of the Northern Quarter and is open 7 days a week. They have already raised £6,657 for Forever Manchester to fund and support community activity across Greater Manchester.
Established in 2016, Manc and Proud was created from the love of bees, Britpop and chip butties. They wanted to create a brand that spoke to all Mancunians, whether you were born and bred in Oldham or you came here for uni and liked it so much you stayed. In the wise words of Ian Brown, “It’s not where you’re from, it’s where you’re at”.
They told us: “So many people from Manchester are incredibly inspirational, whether it’s contemporary bards like Stephen Patrick Morrissey, or revolutionary feminists like Emmeline Pankhurst. We wanted to honour that and recognise what amazing things Mancunians are capable of.”
“Everything we do is collaborative, from the beginning stages of an idea as weird as a twisted melon, to being handed over to our production team in Afflecks and then put in our shop to go home with you.”
The Manchester Shop are very proud to support Forever Manchester and our work within local communities.
Shop owner Miki Christie has appeared in our Forever Manchester Meets podcast series. A must listen for anyone wanting to hear a great Mancunian speak with true passion about the place she loves.