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Introduction Shopping Destinations Exchange Square & New Cathedral Street Selfridges Harvey Nichols Deansgate & St Ann’s Square The Avenue, Spinningfields King Street DKnY Northern Quarter Private White Intu Trafford Centre Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet Market Street & Manchester Arndale Goldsmiths hard rock cafe Where to stay ramada salford Quays the Lowry hotel radisson Blu Manchester airport sacO Manchester - Piccadilly Useful Information Manchester Services How to claim a refund Manchester Airport Tax Free Retailers Discover Manchester Manchester City Centre Map

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Tax free shopping in Manchester In the UK a sales tax of 20% (Vat) is added to goods. Visitors from outside the eU can claim this tax back when departing the country. this guide highlights the very best of Manchester’s shopping districts, lists the tax free retailers and explains how to claim that refund.

Manchester’s compact nature makes the city perfect for shopping. Visitors can weave from store to store on foot, or take advantage of the Metroshuttle, the free city centre bus that links all shopping areas. the city is bustling with retailers lining streets, hidden round corners and taking over squares and spaces, and nestled in between are award-winning attractions and a diverse range of restaurants and bars. the best time to visit Manchester for a bargain is during the January and summer sale seasons when most stores offer discounts. Visitors can buy exclusive labels at a fraction of the price. During november and December the city comes alive with the much-loved christmas markets bursting with delicious treats and homemade gifts, attracting visitors from across the world.

Manchester is the shopping capital of the north of england, offering a diverse and unique shopping experience. From stylish shopping malls to specialist market stalls, quirky boutiques to vintage treasure troves, there is something to suit every style.

Whether you’re looking for designer labels in renowned department stores like selfridges, harvey nichols and house of Fraser, one-off handmade pieces or the latest independent fashion in the northern Quarter, Manchester has it all and more.

Once known as ‘cottonopolis’ in the 19th century, Manchester was the international centre for the cotton industry. today the city is a hotbed for designers and retailers with fashion and shopping at the heart of the city’s style and attitude.

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Exchange Square & New Cathedral Street exchange square and new cathedral street provide visitors with a treasure trove of designer brands such as Burberry, UGG and hugo Boss. not to mention world-renowned department stores selfridges and harvey nichols. celebrating its spanish influences, Zara proudly sits at the top of this exclusive shopping destination, across the way French connection boasts classic designs and high quality timeless pieces.

Marc Jacobs. the cosmetic departments offer the finest international brands including estée Lauder and Dior, as well as offering make up advice. Both stores offer the ultimate personal shopping experience, whether it’s a stand-out dress for that special occasion, a brand new wardrobe or advice on wearing this season’s trends. the service helps save time, provides inspiration and allows you to enjoy a glass of champagne whilst others do the hard work for you.

Visitors are spoiled for choice with quintessential British brand Burberry and the UK’s most loved luxury department stores nestled at the opposite end of the street. selfridges, with its distinctive yellow branding offers some of the most-wanted designer labels, including cartier, chanel and hermès and the wonderfully stylish harvey nichols featuring designers such as Prada, stella Mccartney and

throughout the year the area is brought to life with outdoor events during summer and magical wooden chalets filled with all sorts of delights during the christmas markets.

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Selfridges selfridges, voted ‘the Best Department store in the World’ by the Global Department store summits in 2010, 2012 and 2014, offers a uniquely different shopping experience which distinguishes it entirely from any other department store.

selfridges has two Manchester stores, selfridges trafford at intu trafford centre and selfridges exchange square, conveniently located in the city centre, within the luxury retail district. selfridges trafford is located just outside Manchester city centre, near Manchester United Old trafford Football stadium. the store is situated within the destination that is intu trafford centre, the largest leisure and retail centre in the United Kingdom.

the most coveted brands, such as suqqu, tom Ford and chanel, exclusive fragrances, the latest in skin care and make-up as well as top-to-toe grooming from manicures to eyebrow threading.

since opening its doors in 2002, selfridges exchange square has been dedicated to surprising, amazing and amusing its customers with astounding moments of retail theatre. If you haven’t visited selfridges before, ready yourself for the most extraordinary customer experience of its kind; selfridges offers cutting-edge fashion, the most sought after watches and jewellery, beautiful accessories and the best beauty brands all under one roof. selfridges exchange square boasts newly refurbished Menswear and accessories departments, housing a multitude of luxury brands, including chanel, saint Laurent, hermès and Louis Vuitton. a stylish edit of collections from the most desirable contemporary brands also draws Manchester’s trendsetters with labels such as Givenchy, Kenzo and Valentino. the Beauty hall at selfridges trafford is the largest beauty offering in the north of england, and both exchange and trafford carry some of 6


Both stores offer an exclusive personal shopping service designed to make the experience as easy, relaxing and helpful as possible; whether it's an outfit for a VIP event, a new season update or a total wardrobe refresh, our dedicated Women’s & Men’s personal shoppers are here to share their fashion know-how. With amazing VIP benefits including complimentary alterations, bespoke personalisation services and complimentary refreshments, Personal shopping at selfridges is an experience like no other.

Tax Refund & Customer Services selfridges, exchange square +44 (0)161 838 0610

selfridges also welcomes international visitors with a number of specially designed services available in store. From the in-store tax free shopping service, where eligible customers are able to claim 12-17% of tax back on purchases, to international delivery and over 40 Mandarin speaking members of staff – everything is set for an extraordinary experience.

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Personal Shopping selfridges, exchange square +44 (0)161 838 0707 Selfridges, Trafford Centre +44 (0)161 629 1177

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Harvey Nichols shop a renowned and award-winning edit of fashion, beauty, food and wine at harvey nichols Manchester. Located in prime position on Manchester’s exchange square, the store houses lust-worthy designer collections from the who’s who of fashion favourites including sophia Webster, KenZO and Balmain with exclusive new arrivals from coach and Karl Lagerfeld.

also take advantage of shopping services such as Premier tax Free shopping, china Union Pay and Dynamic currency conversion. Unwind after a busy day of retail indulgence at the second Floor, where you can enjoy classic cocktails, specialist spirits and exceptionally crafted cuisine.

Beauty buffs will delight in the superb range of brands on the Ground Floor including sisley, shiseido, shu Uemura and chanel. Plus you can indulge in a long list of pampering services with cutting, colouring and styling available at the Umberto Giannini salon, perfect polishes at the Only Fingers + toes nail Beautique and the best in brows at the shavata Brow studio to keep you looking groomed and glossy from top to toe.

Personal Shopping +44 (0)161 828 8886 Second Floor Restaurant, Bar and Brasserie +44 (0)161 828 8898 @hn_FoodMcr Harvey Nichols Manchester 21 new cathedral street +44 (0)161 828 8888 harveynichols.com @hn_Manchester

Personal shopping experts offer complimentary style consultations and gifting advice, whilst the click & collect service puts a full selection of fashion at your fingertips. Once instore you can

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SPECTACULAR. STYLISH. INNOVATIVE . Hilton Manchester Deansgate is all this and more. Housed within the iconic Beetham Tower – Manchester’s first true skyscraper, and an iconic part of the city skyline – the hotel is a destination in itself. It takes pride of place in the city centre, and is walking distance from Manchester’s thriving bars, restaurants and shopping districts. From the moment you arrive in our vast atrium, to experiencing the elegant dining of Podium restaurant, or the unbelievable views of Cloud 23 bar, you’ll know you’re somewhere very special. For more information please call 0161 870 1600 or visit www.hilton.co.uk/manchesterdeansgate Hilton Manchester Deansgate, 303 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 4LQ @hiltonMCR facebook.com/hiltondeansgate


Deansgate & St Ann’s Square Whether you are looking for quirky independent stores or renowned brands, Deansgate and st ann’s square is a must visit. Opening as Kendal’s over 175 years ago in 1835, house of Fraser is one of Manchester’s longest running department stores, providing fashionistas with the latest premium fashion collections from all over the globe.

st ann’s square offers historical beauty as well as several acclaimed shopping outlets including Office, Moss Bros and Gap. If you are looking for something special st ann’s square boasts a large range of specialist jewellery and watch stores including David. M. robinson, tag heuer and ernest Jones.

at the bottom of Deansgate sits a beautiful Victorian structure of iron and glass known as Barton arcade. extensively restored in the 1980s, the arcade now houses exclusive shops and boutiques including a Jeffery West, providing modern men who want shoes with old fashioned quality and service.

throughout the year st ann’s square also becomes a wonderland of fantastic food, crafts and vintage clothes as the space opens up for the continental, Farmer and christmas street markets.

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The Avenue, Spinningfields Located off central Deansgate, the avenue, spinningfields is Manchester’s luxury retail and dining destination. the avenue has an impressive array of flagship stores including emporio armani, Mulberry, Flannels, Oliver sweeney, artisan jeweller Phillip stoner, boutique florist David Wayman and nicky clarke. You’ll be sure to find your key wardrobe pieces, occasion wear and accessories to satisfy your spree.

new additions such as the Brazilian-inspired Fazenda and authentic gastro tapas venue, Iberica, which is set to open in early 2015, will add to the avenue’s sumptuous variety of eateries - providing a refreshing retreat from the bustle of the city. spinningfields has become Manchester’s number one destination for fashion followers and socialites alike – with both shoppers and party-goers unwinding in some of the city’s best restaurants and bars including the awardwinning australasia, an iconic building situated before emporio armani, trendy, new York inspired neighbourhood and new kid on the block, Manchester house.

From best of British design at Mulberry, to a pair of personalised tattooed shoes by master cobblers Oliver sweeney, and even the finest international designers from Flannels including Valentino, alexander Wang and Jimmy choo, the avenue will promise the most unique retail experience in the city. each store provides the ultimate customer service and offers a complimentary, bespoke personal shopping experience to each and every customer.

During the summer season, the avenue is the hub of Manchester’s social scene, hosting an exciting blend of live music festivals and VIP parties at the bohemian Oast house - famed for its extensive selection of cask ales and rotisserie food menu. the complimentary live music festival, spinfest, attracts hundreds of visitors every bank holiday.

sophisticated and cosmopolitan, the shopping stage is set amongst dramatic architecture, providing the ultimate backdrop to the lavish brands and restaurants on offer. Grand Pacific, a canopied garden hideaway at the top of the avenue, presents busy shoppers with asian high tea, a contemporary take on the classic British tradition - think sushi rolls instead of sandwiches and fresh wasabi grated at your table. Further down the avenue, the international influence continues with casual dining thai restaurant thaikhun, complete with playful, rustic interiors and authentic open kitchens.

With a huge emphasis on the world’s finest designers, best eateries and unique nightlife, visitors can immerse themselves within the safe hands of the avenue’s experts in fashion and cuisine. theavenuemanchester.com @AvenueThe SPINNINGFIELDSonline.com @Spinningfields

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King Street With fourteen listed buildings King street is one of the most architecturally beautiful areas of Manchester as well as having a host of fantastic designer stores.

the street is lined with luxury brands such as Karen Millen, Jaeger and cath Kidston as well as the epitome of sartorial fashion, crombie, who celebrate over 200 years of British style. King street is also home to one of the newest brands on the block the Kooples; depicting the effortless elegance of British tailoring and French chic. If simple luxurious clothing is more of your style then leading womenswear brand Whistles could be perfect, characterised by its contemporary and effortless style providing easy to wear collections. For a more lavish choice hermès offers a selection of traditionally styled luxury goods, designer clothes and accessories. Prefer something that sparkles? Boodles offers some of Britain’s finest jewellery. established over two centuries ago, they provide unbeatable service and truly individual designs, each telling their own story.

DKNY DKnY Manchester, 76-80 King street, Manchester, england, M2 4n8 simply stated, DKnY is the energy and spirit of new York. International, eclectic, fun, fast and real. Both fashionable and friendly, DKnY delivers its unique mix of style around the world. +44 (0)161 819 1048 www.dkny.com

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Northern Quarter Offering an alternative shopping experience, the avant-garde northern Quarter provides shoppers with an array of unique independent retailers, boutiques, cafés and bars. Great if you are looking for something a little different.

step into a whole new world with afflecks, an aladdin’s cave of unique traders, offering an array of wonderful one off jewellery, clothing and craft stores. spend hours getting lost in the labyrinth of treasures in one of the city’s best loved department stores.

If vintage is more your style, retro rehab, JUnK and Blue rinse, offer tailored clothes and accessories. home to an array of artist-run studios, Manchester craft and Design centre offers the best in local design, jewellery, bags and accessories, nestled in the beautifully restored former Victorian market. the northern Quarter offers streets lined with the best independent cafés and restaurants, indulge in scrumptious cakes and home-made sandwiches at teacup, home sweet home or sugar Junction. 15


Private White V.C.

Opened in september 2014 by hrh the Princess royal, Private White V.c.’s Manchester factory store offers a luxury shopping experience in an exclusive setting, with fantastic discounts to be had throughout the store. Visitors are also encouraged to tour the factory and see the brand’s garments being made in the very same building. the long-awaited Private White V.c. Manchester store has recently opened its doors at the factory, just on the outskirts of Manchester city centre. hrh Princess anne visited the factory to officially open the store on the 17th september 2014. as President of the UK Fashion & textile association, hrh the Princess royal showed particular interest in the factory’s rich manufacturing history, which dates back to pre-World War One.

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The Brand the Private White V.c. clothing range is manufactured at its very own factory, nestled in the heart of Manchester. the factory is currently run and managed by World War I Victoria cross recipient Private Jack White’s great grandchildren who all share his undying love, passion and dedication to both the British and local textiles industry.

The Store shortlisted in the retail Week Interiors awards for ‘Mccue Fashion retail Interior of the Year’, the store is a joy to browse. customers are able to make the most of fantastic savings across the entire clothing collection, a fine range of accessories and the new womenswear line, as well as shop the archive; a collection of past branded clothing made by the factory at amazing prices.

the brand utilises the finest British materials and craftsmanship, sourcing fabrics from local mills and employing traditional manual production techniques. the collection is designed by nick ashley, former head of Dunhill menswear and son of interior designer, Laura ashley.

“We have designed the shop to be a natural extension to the factory. all the furniture used is from within the building. We wanted to keep it elemental- basic use of brick, leather, cast metal, wood, glass and copper,” says nick ashley, creative Director.

Tax-free Shopping International visitors to the factory store can claim a majority return on Vat-applicable purchases. Private White V.c. will supply shoppers from overseas with a tax exemption form which enables customers to claim back the Vat when leaving the country.

housed in a building dating back to the nineteenth century, the Private White V.c. store celebrates the brand’s devotion to British manufacturing and its deep-rooted identity with Manchester.

Private White V.c. recommend contacting the Manchester store in advance for appointments and tours of the factory. Manchester Factory Store Address: cottenham house 1 cottenham Lane salford Manchester M3 7LJ Contact: +44 (0)161 834 7521 factory@privatewhitevc.com privatewhitevc.com @privatewhitevc

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intu Trafford Centre intu trafford centre is one of the most exciting shopping, dining and leisure destinations in the UK. It’s only a short bus or taxi journey from Manchester city centre but the spectacular architecture alone makes it worth the journey – it’s like something out of Las Vegas, taking the shopping experience to another level. With three miles of marble malls, glazed domes, gold edged columns, statues, murals, fountains and elaborate staircases it’s like no other shopping centre in europe. above all, it’s an attraction in itself – somewhere you can spend the whole day with friends or family, with lots of places to dine, shop, relax and have fun. and as most of the centre is under cover, it’s a great place to shop if the weather is less than perfect!

The Great Hall & The Orient Your experience wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Orient and the Great hall, where the restaurants, bars and cafés are located. home to over 60 restaurants and cafés offering every type of cuisine, from Italian, French and asian to Mexican and american, the Orient is europe's largest food court and the Great hall means that you can dine in spectacular style.

there’s a fabulous selection of designer brands and high street stores, most of which offer tax free shopping, so this is the perfect place to stock up on the season’s new styles. It’s also the only place outside London’s Oxford street that you will find selfridges, Debenhams, John Lewis and M&s together in one place. If you love the latest trends, look out for stores including Zara, topshop, h&M, Banana republic and Victoria’s secret, alongside brands such as alexander McQueen, Burberry, stella Mccartney and Victoria Beckham at selfridges.

there’s something to suit everyone’s tastes. Entertainment Be bowled over with the fun and games of namco Funscape or swing through the treetops at aerial extreme high ropes adventure course and cool down with the creatures of the deep at sea LIFe. You can also learn all there is to know about LeGO at LeGOLanD® Discovery centre, lark about at Laser Quest & the rock, putt to your heart’s content at Paradise Island adventure Golf or chill out in front of a movie at ODeOn – now with IMaX.

an outfit isn’t complete without a touch of jewellery so spoil yourself and pick up something extra special from the likes of rolex, Longines, Omega and swarovski. You can also treat yourself to some beauty essentials from iconic beauty brands including chanel, Dior, crème de la Mer and Mac.

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intu Trafford Centre Tax free If you live outside the eU you can claim back the Value added tax (Vat) on most of your purchases, saving up to 20%. Most of the stores at intu trafford centre offer tax free shopping. Just follow these simple steps:

a large number of stores also accept china Union Pay as a payment method, so look out for the logo throughout the centre. For more information, visit: intu.co.uk/traffordcentre

1. While you are shopping at intu trafford centre, ask the staff in the shop for a tax refund Form.

Shopping hours • Mon to Fri from 10am to 10pm • sat from 10am to 9pm • *sun from 12noon to 6pm

2. When you’re leaving the country, take your purchases, receipts and passport to the customs desk to get your tax refund Form(s) stamped.

*smaller stores open at 11am

Dining and leisure facilities • Opening hours are Monday to Friday 10am to midnight • saturday from 10am to midnight and beyond • sunday early to midnight and beyond.

3. send the stamped form in the prepaid envelope and you will receive your refund directly onto your payment card. You can also pick up a tax free information guide in english, Mandarin or arabic from the customer service Desk. here you can also speak to friendly staff who will be happy to chat and point you in the direction of your favourite store.

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Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet Where do the north West’s fashion lovers get their designer fix? McarthurGlen Designer Outlet cheshire Oaks, the UKs largest outlet shopping destination. and with over 145 luxury and high street brands, including must-have British labels Barbour, Lulu Guinness, reiss and church’s – all at up to 60% less and all with tax free shopping available, cheshire Oaks is a must-visit shopping destination.

From international boutiques and high street favourites to stylish homeware stores, cheshire Oaks is the one-stop shop for all the must-have fashion labels. But it’s not just about the shopping - you can take some time out to unwind at one of the many cafés and restaurants from costa coffee to Yo! sushi and ed’s Diner.

Located just north of picturesque chester city centre and less than 40 minutes from Manchester, accessible by coach, car, rail or bus and with ample free parking and family friendly facilities, whatever your plans you’re guaranteed an enjoyable shopping day out. McarthurGlen’s cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet is in every local style conscious shopper’s address book.

Designed as individual boutique stores facing an open-air, landscaped pedestrianised mall, this premier shopping outlet recalls the scale and ambience of traditional town centres of the north of england.

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Market Street & Manchester Arndale together Market street and Manchester arndale form the central hub of the city’s retail offering, brimming with popular international brands and market stalls providing everything any serious shopper could need. Market street represents the very essence of the modern British high street. adored by shoppers from all over the word, Market street offers a diverse and fulfilling shopping experience through stores such as Urban Outfitters, american apparel and Debenhams with its wide range of clothing, toys, home and electrical goods.

With over 240 stores, Manchester arndale is a shopping haven offering top brands such as apple, swatch and luxury crystal makers swarovski who dazzle passers-by with their fantastic jewellery displays.

Goldsmiths Manchester arndale, Manchester M4 2hU trafford centre, Manchester M17 8ar the UK's largest luxury jewellers, with over 100 showrooms nationwide. From stunning diamond rings and exclusive jewellery collections to world famous watch brands such as rolex, taG heuer, Omega and Breitling - Goldsmiths have something for everyone. +44 (0)845 604 2320 goldsmiths.co.uk

Hard Rock Cafe the Printworks, Manchester, M4 2Bs hard rock cafe Manchester serves Legendary Burgers, amazing cocktails and houses the best collection of music memorabilia in the north West. experience it for yourself and take a piece of rock history home with you! t: +44 (0)161 831 6700 e: manchester_sales@hardrock.com hardrock.com/manchester

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Where to stay Manchester oers a wide range of accommodation including luxury hotels, apartments and country houses. For more accommodation options go to visitmanchester.com

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SACO Manchester - Piccadilly 6 Minshull street, Piccadilly, Manchester, M1 3eD Piccadilly is a collection of one and two bedroom apartments in the heart of the city, just a 15 minute walk to the arndale and Deansgate shopping districts. t: +44 (0)161 870 1909 email: Manchester@sacoapartments.com sacoapartments.com

Ramada Manchester Salford Quays 17 trafford road, salford, M5 3aW ramada salford Quays offers modern, contemporary and spacious rooms ideal for all your shopping bags! We are perfectly located a short distance from Manchester city centre & the trafford centre and opposite the Lowry Outlet Mall Media city. t: +44 (0)161 876 5305 e: reservations@ramadasalfordquays.com ramadasalfordquays.com

Radisson Blu Manchester Airport chicago ave, Manchester airport, M90 3ra Offering the perfect location for exploring the many shopping areas Manchester has to offer. the hotel has a range of beautiful rooms including Business class rooms and suites, extensive health club facilities and spa. t: +44 (0)161 490 5000 e: info.manchester@radissonblu.com radissonblu.co.uk/hotel-manchesterairport

The Lowry Hotel 50 Dearmans Placesalford, Manchester, M3 5Lh the Lowry hotel, Manchester's most fashionable hotel is contemporary, luxurious and comfortable offering the very highest quality accommodation, facilities and services including 165 bedrooms (six riverside suites and the Presidential suite). tel: +44 (0)161 827 4000 e: enquiries@thelowryhotel.com thelowryhotel.com

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Manchester Services Manchester offers a host of services and facilities that can help shopping in the city that much easier. Currency Exchange

China Union Pay Facilities – Chip and Pin

Post Office 26 spring Gardens, Manchester, M2 1BB

Hermès 31 King st, Manchester, M26 aa

Thomas Cook Foreign Exchange terminal 1 airside Departures, Manchester airport, Manchester, M90 3nX +44 (0)161 489 8839

Burberry new cathedral st, Manchester, M1 1aD Selfridges & Co 1 exchange square central, Manchester, M3 1BD

Goldman Sterling 99 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 2BQ

Harvey Nichols 21 new cathedral street, Manchester, M1 1aD

Luggage Storage Manchester Piccadilly Station Left Luggage Office, Platform (track) 10, Manchester, M1 2PB +44 (0)161 236 8667 email: Manchester@excess-baggage.com

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How to claim a refund International visitors from outside the eU are entitled to reclaim the sales tax (Vat) of 20% (16.67% of the total purchase price) on most of the goods purchased here*. In order to claim back the Vat, follow the instructions below:

Global Blue Global Blue UK, 11th Floor GWII, Great West house, Great West road, Brentford, tW8

• at the time of purchase ask for a Vat refund form along with the receipt

t: +421 232 111 111 – english, German, French, russian, Italian and spanish

• complete the form including your name, full address, passport number and arrival and departure dates.

t: +65 69 22 55 88 – english, Japanese, chinese

• If Manchester airport is your final point of departure from the eU, locate a customs Officer in the departure lounge at the terminal with your goods, receipts and forms. the customs Officer will stamp the form and return to you.

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• Post the form in one of the tax free refund boxes at the terminal or to the tax free agent to obtain your refund.

tax Free Worldwide UK Ltd, 1a the chandlery, 50 Westminster Bridge rd, London, se1 7QY, UK

e: taxfree@global-blue.com/ currencychoice@global-blue.com

Tax Free Worldwide

t: +44 (0)207 612 1560

• Your tax will be refunded on the card you have used to purchase the goods.

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Please note that at other UK airports you may be able to obtain a cash refund or cheque depending on which facilities are available. You are advised to check before you travel.

Fintrax house, station road north, Merstham, surrey, rh1 3eD, UK

there are a number of agents that are responsible for tax free refunds listed opposite.

e: customerservice@uk.premiertaxfree.com

t: +44 (0)1737 644 922 premiertaxfree.com

For a full list of retailers go to pages 32-35.

*terms and conditions apply. Percentage refund may vary. In order to be eligible for a Vat refund in the UK you must be a non-eU resident. You are only eligible if you spend a minimum amount in one store on the same day. this amount varies from one country to the next. You need to have spent fewer than 365 days out of two years prior to making the purchase living in the UK, and you must be leaving the eU (for at least 12 months) within three months of making the purchase.

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Tax Free Retailers here are some of the key tax free retailers in Manchester – this isn’t a definitive list, so please ask the cashier at the time of purchase. Deansgate and St Ann’s Square Blacks Leisure Outdoor clothing blacks.co.uk House of Fraser Luxury department store houseoffraser.co.uk London Camera camera/digital lcegroup.co.uk Molton Brown Beauty/cosmetics store moltonbrown.co.uk Moss Bros Men’s fashion moss.co.uk Richer Sounds electrical retailer richersounds.com Russell and Bromley Footwear russellandbromley.co.uk

Exchange Square & New Cathedral St Burberry Men’s/Women’s fashion uk.burberry.com

Camper Footwear camper.com

King Street Belstaff Men’s fashion belstaff.co.uk

French Connection Men’s/Women’s fashion frenchconnection.com

Charles Tyrwhitt Men’s fashion ctshirts.co.uk

Harvey Nichols Luxury department store haveynichols.com

Hermès Men’s/Women’s fashion uk.hermes.com

Louis Vuitton Men’s/Women’s fashion louisvuitton.co.uk

TM Lewin Men’s and Women’s wear tmlewin.co.uk Vivienne Westwood Men’s and Women’s fashion viviennewestwood.com Wrapped in Leather Leather wrappedinleather.co.uk

Market Street Hervia Bazaar Men’s/Women’s fashion hervia.com

Selfridges Luxury department store selfridges.com

Jacques Vert Women’s occasion wear jacques-vert.co.uk

Swarovski Jewellery store swarovski.com

The Body Shop Beauty/cosmetics thebodyshop.co.uk

Ted Baker Men’s and Women’s fashion tedbaker.com

The Kooples Men’s and Women’s fashion thekooples.com

The Body Shop Beauty/cosmetics thebodyshop.co.uk

Thomas Pink Men’s and Women’s formal wear thomaspink.com

UGG Australia Footwear, homewear and leisurewear uggaustralia.co.uk

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Adidas (UK) Ltd – Manchester sportswear adidas.co.uk British Home Stores (Bhs) Department store bhs.co.uk Clarks Footwear clarks.co.uk Debenhams Department store debenhams.com H&M Men’s and Women’s fashion hm.com


Jessops camera/digital jessops.com Miss Selfridge Women’s fashion missselfridge.com Phase Eight Womenwear phase-eight.com Primark Men’s/Women’s fashion primark.com Slaters Menswear and formal hire slaters.co.uk TK Maxx Women’s and Men’s fashion tkmaxx.com

Manchester Arndale Aldo Footwear aldoshoes.com Apple entertainment/Digital apple.com Ark Men’s/Women’s fashion ark.co.uk Beaverbooks Jewellery store beaverbrooks.co.uk Class Ohlson hardwear retailer clasohlson.com

Currys PC World entertainment/Digital currys.co.uk

Hotel Chocolat chocolate/gifts hotelchocolat.com

Dorothy Perkins Women’s fashion dorothyperkins.com

JD Sports sportswear jdsports.co.uk

Dune Footwear dunelondon.com

Legoland Discovery Store Lego shop.lego.com

H&M Men’s and Women’s fashion hm.com

Levi Men’s/Women’s fashion levi.com

Hollister Men’s/Women’s fashion hollisterco.com

Lipsy Women’s fashion lipsy.co.uk

Home Sense homeware homesense.com

Monsoon Women’s and children’s fashion monsoon.co.uk

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Nike sportwear nike.com

The Perfume Shop Fragrances theperfumeshop.com

Pandora Jewellery pandora.net

Topshop Women’s fashion topshop.com

Pastiche Couture Women’s fashion pastichecouturelondon.com

Topman Men’s fashion topman.com

River Island Men’s and Women’s fashion riverisland.com Superdrug Beauty/cosmetics superdrug.com Swarovski Jewellery store swarovski.com The Body Shop Beauty/cosmetics thebodyshop.co.uk

intu Trafford Centre Aldo Footwear aldoshoes.com Apple entertainment/Digital apple.com

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Armani Exchange Men’s/Women’s fashion armaniexchange.com

TM Lewin Women’s and Men’s fashion tmlewin.co.uk

British Home Stores (Bhs) Department store bhs.co.uk

Flannels Men’s/Women’s fashion flannels.com

Beaverbooks Jewellery store beaverbrooks.co.uk

Joseph Men’s/Women’s wear joseph-fashion.com

Berties Footwear dunelondon.com

Oliver Sweeney Menswear oliversweeney.com

Clarks Footwear clarks.co.uk

The Disney Store toys/gifts disneystore.co.uk

Currys PC World entertainment/Digital currys.co.uk

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Debenhams Department store debenhams.com DKNY Jeans Men’s/Women’s fashion dkny.com Dorothy Perkins Women’s fashion dorothyperkins.com Fraser Hart Jewellery store fraserhart.co.uk H&M Men’s and Women’s fashion hm.com Hawes and Curtis Men’s/Women’s fashion hawesandcurtis.co.uk Hollister Men’s/Women’s fashion hollisterco.com Hotel Chocolat chocolate/gifts hotelchocolat.com


JD Sports sportswear jdsports.co.uk

Next Women’s/Men’s fashion next.co.uk

John Lewis Department store johnlewis.com

Pandora Jewellery pandora.net

Levi Men’s/Women’s fashion levi.com

River Island Men’s and Women’s fashion riverisland.com

Lipsy Women’s fashion lipsy.co.uk Miss Selfridge Women’s fashion missselfridge.com Molton Brown Beauty/cosmetics store moltonbrown.co.uk Monsoon Women’s and children’s fashion uk.monsoon.co.uk Moss Bros Men’s fashion moss.co.uk Nespresso coffee retailer nespresso.com

Ted Baker Men’s and Women’s fashion tedbaker.com Tessuti Men’s and Women’s fashion tessuti.co.uk The Disney Store toys/gifts disneystore.co.uk

Runners Need (inside chillfactore) sportswear runnersneed.com

The North Face Outdoor wear thenorthface.co.uk

Selfridges Luxury department store selfridges.com

The Perfume Shop Fragrances theperfumeshop.com Timberland Men’s and Women’s footwear and clothing timberlandonline.co.uk

Steve Madden Footwear stevemadden.com Superdrug cosmetics superdrug.com

TM Lewin Women’s and Men’s fashion tmlewin.co.uk

Swarovski Jewellery store swarovski.com

Topshop Women’s fashion topshop.com

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Vans Footwear vans.co.uk Victoria’s Secrets Lingerie victoriassecret.com Wallis Women’s fashion wallis.co.uk

Salford Private White Men’s fashion privatewhitevc.com


Discover Manchester Manchester city centre can be broken down into eight distinct districts, each one offering a different visitor experience. the compact nature of the city centre also means that you don’t have to walk far to explore the individual personalities of each area. Castlefield

Northern Quarter

Picturesque castlefield is an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life; learn about Manchester’s industrial heritage at Museum of science & Industry or relax at the many pubs and stylish restaurants in this historical, canalside area.

Manchester’s bohemian quarter is bursting with independent bars and restaurants. From the laid back, new York style Kosmonaut to the quintessentially British pub, the castle hotel, the popular burger joint almost Famous to cosy Malaysian spot ning.

Central Retail District

Oxford Road Corridor

On top of being a shopper’s paradise, this area is home to attractions including the national Football Museum and Manchester cathedral, as well as the award winning royal exchange theatre. evening entertainment can be found at the iconic Printworks.

running from st Peter’s square in the city centre down to the ‘curry Mile’ in rusholme , the popular student area is lined with cultural institutions including the Whitworth, Manchester Museum and contact theatre, live music venues and iconic bars.

Chinatown

Petersfield

Manchester’s chinatown is the second largest in the UK guaranteeing visitors a wide choice of Oriental establishments including chinese, thai, Vietnamese, Japanese and Korean restaurants. the annual chinese new Year celebrations are a highlight in the city’s events calendar.

Petersfield is home of the world famous hallé Orchestra at the Bridgewater hall, whilst the Great northern Warehouse offers a selection of restaurants, Manchester 235 casino, bars and cinema, not forgetting the vintage inspired bowling alley, all star Lanes.

Deansgate Locks/Deansgate

Spinningfields

experience the extraordinary surroundings and food of the Botanist, or indulge in creative cocktails at elixir tonic & treats. Under the railway arches, Deansgate Locks is a nightlife haven with numerous popular bars and clubs.

spinningfields also hosts outdoor events that include summer film screenings and a christmas ice rink. Dine at the award-winning, underground australasia or stylish neighbourhood restaurant, or visit the gothic John rylands Library.

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