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Liverpool offers shoppers choice and variety, from independent outlets and hidden emporiums to designer shops and popular high street stores, every taste and style is catered for. The jewel in the crown is Liverpool ONE – an open-air shopping district described as one of Europe’s leading retail and leisure destinations. Beautifully designed, Liverpool ONE is retail heaven with more than 170 stores. It also provides easy access from the city’s main shopping areas to the Waterfront.
On nearby Manesty’s Lane stands the UK’s only Beauty Bazaar, Harvey Nichols. Top beauty brands available there include NARS, M.A.C, Tom Ford, Hourglass, Chanel and YSL. A short distance away from Liverpool ONE is Cavern Walks, located on the historic Mathew Street – birthplace of the Beatles phenomenon. This arcade houses some of the city’s best-known fashion boutiques including Cricket, which has gained a national reputation. You will also find Vivienne Westwood, one of its flagship boutiques, as well as Weavers Door which offers a range of designer clothes for men and fashionistas’ heaven Boudoir Boutique.
In nearby Whitechapel is the Metquarter, a stunning walk through arcade often described as the ‘Bond Street of Liverpool’ in deference to the designer names located there including Hugo Boss, Diesel, Jo Malone and statement jewellery stockist Olivia Divine. The Metquarter is now also home to luxury kids clothing stockist Kids Cavern.
No trip to Liverpool is complete without a trip to the Albert Dock, located at the heart of the city’s historic waterfront. In recent years a whole host of independent stores have opened their doors in the city. These include limited edition clothing company Lost Soles and renowned candle company Owen Drew. Continuing with the alcoholic beverages theme, Turmeaus Cigars and Whisky in Old Hall Street sells a range of whiskies, as well as some of the world’s best cigars, while Whisky Business, just off Fenwick Street, stocks whiskies and other spirits from around the world, with expert advice on hand for the uninitiated.
16 Manesty’s Ln, Liverpool L1 3DL
Discover brands such as MAC, Tom Ford, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Marc Jacobs Beauty, The Ordinary and La Prairie. Plus, a luxurious Spa offering the latest treatments and expertly-created Beauty Packages. Finish your day of shopping with a well-deserved cocktail in the glittering WOW Bar. Visit website
Great Charlotte St, Liverpool L1 1QR
There are nearly 30 shops in Clayton Square shopping centre, covering the best of the high street names as well as some more specialised stores. So, if you’re looking for fashion, beauty, something for the house, or the latest gadget, it’s probably here! Visit website
Union House, 23 Victoria St, Liverpool L1 6BD
If you want the very best in men’s clothing, visit Union 22 which has exclusive brands including Nobis, Tom Ford, Mackage, Corneliani and many other leading UK and international labels. Union 22’s home is also breathtaking – the 135 year-old Union House was once the home of Tetley & Co, Tea Merchants. Visit website
5 Wall St, Liverpool L1 8JQ
Each area of Liverpool ONE has its own distinct style, while two of the UK’s favourite department stores, John Lewis & Partners and Debenhams, form the cornerstone of the complex. Explore both floors to discover popular high street names like Zara, Victoria’s Secret, Hollister, All Saints, Apple and from the H&M Group ARKET and luxury retailer Cos. Among the most recent additions are women’s fashion store & Other Stories and Quiz Clothing, featuring clothing and accessories including collaborations with reality TV stars. For a fun half hour checking out the latest toys and gadgets visit Hawkins Bazaar, while Foot Locker has opened its largest store in Europe in Liverpool ONE. Visit website
Kinsey Rd, Ellesmere Port CH65 9JJ
With a quarter-million square feet of retail space, comprising of more than 145 boutiques, restaurants and cafés, Cheshire Oaks is the UK’s largest Designer Outlet. The Designer Outlet has a wide range of brands, offering something to suit every taste. Highlights range from athletic labels, like Nike and Adidas, and high-street favourites, like Marks & Spencer and Next, to a selection of iconic fashion brands, including Burberry, Polo, Michael Kors and Hugo Boss. Visit website
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Image credits: ©Beauty Bazaar, Harvey Nichols; Cheshire Oaks; Clayton Square; Liverpool ONE; Union 22