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22 reviews of Pop Boutique in English
I've been going here for years and like the clothes. However I've never understood the rather snotty, bored and unfriendly demeanour of the staff. My friend once remarked that it's one of those places where you almost feel you're intruding for walking in. Shame, as otherwise it's a great place.
This place is the don of vintage shops on Oldham Street.
The long established Pop Boutique is a cut above what you normally expect from a 'vintage' shop - traditionally vintage shops are supposed to be a bit of a jumble sale type affair arent they. But in the past decade, some of these posher ones have become on a par with the high street price wise.
In here everything is arranged nicely and there is a blend of carefully selected old and new items with that retro feel. The lighting in here is fab - all the clothes sort of sparkle a bit. Far out man!
Down in the basement are all the bits and bobs you need to make your home feel like a 1970s dream.
It's not cheap as chips like some of the neighbouring vintage shops along here, but the items they sell seem to be a bit more of a special selection.
Decor wise, its a bit like the shop version of the Austin Powers movie. Yeah baby, yeah!
People familiar with Manchester's Northern Quarter will no doubt be aware of its status as an alternative shopping haven - a reputation richly deserved thanks to long-established shops like Pop Boutique.
If you're into retro and vintage threads, whether full time or once in a while, this is a must on every Saturday trawl through the city. Filled with original retro reproduction garments, there's choices for both men and women packed into the well stocked ground floor. A particular favourite are the staple cord trousers, fifties-look tea dresses and polo shirts.
Added to the shops' own brand gear is a healthy dose of genuine vintage items, chosen with more care and attention than many of the more aircraft-hangar-like vintage shops I've seen in my time. Keep your eye out for great knee-length leather boots that are a fair bit cheaper than their Office equivalents.
Downstairs the shop has an impressive selection of homewares, from glassware to wall art, where you might just find me drooling over lampshades for hours on end.
The latest addition to the building is the Sweetooth Cupcakery, a cutesy and kitsch little cupcake shop and milk bar with some of the most impossibly attractive and friendly staff you'll see for some time.
And the friendliness of the staff thankfully runs throughout - Pop Boutique happily manages to avoid the 'too darn hip' attitude that pervades so many retro and vintage boutiques. The relaxed feeling has been enough to keep me coming back time and again, even if I haven't found a purchase every single time.
I have been coming here for decades now and I'm feel let down by pop. It is a Manchester institution and has a fond place in my heart. That being said the "vintage" clothes are limited and expensive. It used to be so cool and crammed pack full of retro/vintage finds. The Cafe is ok but the other vintage shops in the area are better. It pains me to say that it needs more stock and to pull it's finger out!
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richardfree, 9 September 2010:
Pop Boutique is one of the finest places to shop in Manchester, provided you like retro and vintage stuff. If you're looking for something for the WAGs ball, then this place will make you weep openly in the street.
Over two floors you'll find flared hipster cords, vintage tracksuit tops, '50s dresses, skinny jumpers and cardigans, pop-art clocks and mugs and great little trinkets, should you be looking for an interesting birthday present for someone.
Downstairs is more focused on vintage and retro things for the home. They have some ace Bakelite phones and some wonderful over-sized lampshades made from 60's/70's material. There's also a cafe too, should you need a brew or bite.
The whole thing is very easy on the pocket and the staff are all pretty nice (if impossibly good-looking).
Even better is that, at the back of the shop is Barbarella, a hairdresser that specialises in retro cuts and is very reasonable on the wallet/purse too.
Well worth a mooch.
Pop Boutique is one of those much loved establishments of the Northern Quarter in Manchester. It stocks a range of retro clothes and homeware items, and if that is your thing then this is the place for you. If however you prefer New Look, then the staff will undoubtably see you coming and you will feel like a bull in a china shop as you try and peruse the clothes as casually as possible.
I love the relaxed atmosphere in this vintage shop! It sells household items, furniture ,clothing, accessories, the list goes on… There is a cafe downstairs for if you need a rest from all of your tiresome shopping! I reccomend this shop for anyone who likes funky items!
If reto or vintage is your thing, then you need to get down to this place in Manchester.
It’s a funky little boutique that stocks mainly clothes but they do have some homeware items aswell.
The clothing is nearly all vintage on off pieces and it is particually good for party dresses.
Pop boutique however do there own range of jeans and chordrouy flares and also some jackets.
The homeware is typical retro stuufs including bakerlite phones and soda sypthons.
Downstairs there is also a funky little record shop and cafe with cheap food and drinks.
I enjoy this shop! Pop boutique has a good quality range of second hand/vintage clothing. The T-shirts are a fabulous wardrobe staple with an array of funky motifs. There are the usual vintage leather jackets, and some lovely customised dresses.
I particularly like the belts and bags this store seems to attract, and I have purchsed many a statement bag in here. If you want something unique and of a good quality then I recommend this place.
It has a relaxed non-pretentious atmosphere, and it is situated in the midst of the excellent northern quarter.
This shop holds special memories for me because it’s where I discovered my love of vintage fashion about 10 years ago! :) I was a poor student and realised you could buy really cool clothes for hardly anything and they were unique too! I stopped going in all the high street shops and mostly bought vintage and very often here at Pop Boutique. I think it’s become a little more mainstream now, but still sells some fantastic pieces and great vintage basics like jackets, chords, jeans, scarves and bags. I got so many cute dresses, skirts and tops in here very cheap that I’m still wearing 10 years later. They’ve worn better than most of my other clothes from high street retailers. Vintage is the way forward and Pop Boutique is a must for anyone but especially students on a tight budget.
Pop Boutique is very unique and lovely shop! When my friends come over to see me , I bring them there.
It is so original and they sell retro fashion , well displayed , lots of pop colour!
But it is more like art museum and I cannot find any which would suits for me yet.
Gret retro clothes/accessories shop upstairs, downstairs to hairdresser, cafe, record shop and homewares! Always some great retro things to be had, very pop 60’s feel! It does smell musty but hey-ho, it’s a vintage clothes shop! Cafe sells lovely veggie/vegan food alongside stuff for omnivores! Record shop has a good range and of course it’s only vinyl!
I get that it’s a vintage, retro store but it doesn’t excuse the fact it smells musty and rather like an old people’s home. Not a fan of the women’s clothing, seems over priced for what it is. There’s no shape to a lot of the dresses and while they might be in bright bold prints like caravan curtains, they’ve not been fashioned to a high standard and don’t look like they’d last more than a couple of washes. The men’s section however is excellent. Love the t shirt designs, the range of jeans and jackets and blokie gifts.
Fantastic Vintage shop, that has resisted the massive price rise. With their large range of both vintage furniture and clothing, neither the decor nor the choice of stock will dissapoint. That they also have their own range of fabulous retro clothing is just an extra bonus. And when you’ve shopped ‘till you drop you can enjoy a coffee or vegetarian meal in the cafe downstairs.
I visited Pop Boutique in the Northern Quarter recently with the missus (and younger daughter) so she (the missus not the daughter) could pick up some cheapish, garish threads. Not quite contemplating this would have anything I could happily wear on my back in the local boozer I was surprised at the amount of decent clothing the discerning gentleman could get away with here. They have a large selection (both male and female) of second hand clothing which somehow works in these free for all days. They also sell own brand Pop Boutique clothing at very decent prices (I picked up a 'tee' for just over a tenner...and it fits perfectly – one of those which fast becomes your new best mate... in clothing terms at least) and vintage clothing company gear.
Dotted around the store are items as diverse as 'hippy/peasant' urban hand luggage; '60's men' post baggy kagools; 'high mushroom bearded' trackie tops; 'cinematic lounge' sports apparel; 'Terry and June-esque' reading lamps; greetings/birthday cards; gifts and much more. Downstairs there is an odd looking café retreat (with looks akin to the set of 'Are you being served?' crossed with 'early bond' set) which serves decent nosh (my little girl fancied the veggie bangers and mash and she seemed to thoroughly enjoy it). I had a healthy side salad of strong coffee which topped my bill. Sadly the original “Café Pop' is no longer there, a place which was much loved and very highly rated...I'm not sure where it has gone (or at least the business/chef) but it may have (hopefully) moved onto a separate, larger site.
There are other Pop Boutiques in Liverpool and London.
Loads of really cool things in here!
There's loads of vintagey clothes and at reasonable prices. They have belts, jackets, coats, dresses and skirts, everything!
They also have cards for all occasions and loads of accessories. There is a cafe downstairs and also a hairdressers. They had some wicked footwear as well.
The staff were really nice - I brought a cool necklace for £4 and told them it was a present and they gave me a cool little gift bag to put it in which will make it look really good when I give it!
It's not a very big shop when you think about the ones in the arndale but it is case of quality not quantity i think. There was so much stuff I wanted in here. All kooky and cool.
Its a great place to buy presents for people - including yourself!
There is also lots of funky homewares things.
Pop Boutique is a funky, 60s, 70s, 80s vintage shop with new and old clothing.
On the new side there are bags made with the pop boutique logo, and purple cord pants, and the old; well anything if you guess!
It is a treasure trove, and well worth a vist if you love funky things and vintage clothing but I can't help but think there is an age limit on the clothing, especially the new products - there's only so long you can wear bright cords for right?!
Pop Boutique is another vintage shop in the Northern Quarter that has lots of clothes and cool gadgets from the 60s and 70s. I would definitly recommend Pop Boutique as a place to go for the unusual as you are guaranteed not to find anything in here in Primark!! The prices are out of the 1970s and is a great place to browse on a Saturday. They also have lots of nic-nacs for the living room and kitchen. Highly recommended.
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