Manchester’s Student Take Over

Manchester city centre is due to be invaded by hordes of students, new and old, as Manchester Arndale, The Printworks and Heart of Manchester Business Improvement District (BID) team up for a city-wide student shopping night like no other on Tuesday 30th September!

Student discounts will be available at hundreds of retailers, whilst DJs, fashion shows and all sorts of other exciting things happen at locations throughout the city centre. What’s more, you can come meet me! I know, singularly the most exciting thing about the night.

I’ll be taking part in a Q&A all about blogging. So, if you’re new to Manchester and thinking about setting up a blog, or improving an existing blog, get to the Love Fashion: Manchester marquee in St. Ann’s Square (near FCUK) at 6:30pm with your questions!


Boxfresh 25th Birthday Celebrations in Manchester

You know me, I love a bit of streetwear. I’m totes urban. (sequinned hoodies count, right?) Well, some people who have a little more street cred than me are Boxfresh, who are having a little PTY in MCR’s NQ on Tuesday 30th to celebrate 25 years making Britain’s streets, street.

To coincide with the birthday celebrations, the brand’s designers have created two new shoe styles, to be sold exclusively at FootAsylum stores nationwide.

After a launch party in-store as part of Manchester Arndale’s Big Student Night In, Eton Messy will host the after party at Soup Kitchen on Stevenson Square from 10pm, Tuesday 30th October.


Levenshulme Antiques Village, Manchester

Well, what a treasure trove this is! Levenhulme Antiques Village is an emporium of old, dusty, amazing things from the past, piled under one roof (and a few stables) in Levenshulme, south Manchester. Set within the walls and grounds of the old Levenshulme Town Hall building on Stockport Road, the antiques village is more of an undercover shopping mall, (just minus the McDonald’s and add a greasy spoon, in the scullery.) 

Levenshulme Urban District Crest

A majestic Victorian tiled staircase greets you when you enter, with the large offices and waiting rooms to either side packed with antique furniture and collectables. The treasures take over the entire first floor too and well into the staff/servants quarters and out into the courtyard and stables. It’s like stepping into Narnia.

Each room, or collection of rooms is effectively leased, stocked and managed by an independent antiques dealer, making it a kind of market hall with lots of different traders. The traders themselves are all really friendly and knowledgeable, they really add a genuine feel to the place, like they’ve been there as long as the house.

The perfect destination for a cheeky Sunday outing, sure not to disappoint.