...Manchester

Classic Football Shirt Shop

Deansgate, Barton Arcade

Every football shirt you can think of

Where?

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Get there

Public transport: Exchange Square tram, 3 mins. Victoria Train station, 8 mins.

Review

You may ask, “What happened to your criteria? What do you do there, leaf through racks of football shirts?” “Yes.” “Not an unusual activity is it?” “Said and done, no.” “Not much to escape the 9–5?” “Guess not.” “What, then?” Well… I’ve heard people say the football shirt shop is why they go out. Aim of the afternoon. Reason for travel. And why? Because, in the known world, this is the widest collection of shirts. Every player you can think of. All shirts sourced by the dedicated, and believed‐genuine. So the shop is unique (near—they have a London branch). Open many years. Sited in Barton Arcade, so anyone not into football shirts can go look at shoes/watches, find a place for coffee, or go sit for performances in St. Anne’s Square, or… Anyway, I wouldn’t wear a football shirt. But do they have “Roberto Baggio?” Yes. Why isn’t this shop listed as a tourist destination? Foreign visitors… I know people this shop would make their visit, right there. Don’t take this entry as precedent.