How to find Afflecks

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Furrr-Get-Me-Not started following a long term dream of owning a pet store and have recently joined Afflecks becoming the only independent pet store in Manchester City Centre.

Selling a range of treats from fresh home bakes to vegan bites along with cat foods, toys, clothes, accessories and beds Furrr-Get-Me-Not has it all, even WOOF Dog Beer and coming soon Doggie Brew……….a cup of tea for dogs!

Cat & Hayley, proprietors of the business have recently teamed up with Manchester Dogs Home  in Harpurhey and once a week will run a profile on dogs seeking a new home. From time to time visitors will be able to meet some of the dogs from the home in the hope that they can offer them a new family.

We have recently had two visits from Cookie (pictured above)  a 13 month old gorgeous Staffordshire Bull Terrier who is desperate for a new home.

Furrr-Get-Me-Not are also running a Cutest Dog competition to help raise funds for the charity with a prize of £25 in gift vouchers to spend in the store.

So be sure to visit them on the 3rd floor and remember Afflecks is a dog friendly venue.

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If you are looking for something different this Valentines, something handmade with love to give to your loved one then Afflecks is where you will find it.

You will find unique cards, art, gifts, cosmetics, jewellery, sweet treats and much more within our walls.

Also Afflecks has some lovely spaces to enjoy a perfect date – come and enjoy the delights on offer in Gingers Comfort Emporium, Black Milk or Cafe 3.

Come and show us some love!

 

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The 3rd Floor is Top!

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We have some great new additions joining us on the 3rd floor.
Sandra’s Holistic Therapy Lounge will be offering a host of treatments in a tranquil new space, hidden at the back of The Attic Fancy Dress shop, also joining us is Overkill Apparel selling their own unique designs of clothing, jewellery and art & Green Lantern selling comics & collectibles.
Furrrr Get-Me-Not will be a haven for all pet lovers, selling all the needs for your furry pals (Don’t forget Afflecks is Dog friendly, so you can bring your pooch along!)
Vinyl Resting Place is expanding to a bigger space, so with all this going on as well as all your usual favorite shops & a great cafe the 3rd floor really is a great place to visit.
‘The 3rd floor is Top!’

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Saturday 3rd December is Small Business Saturday, a day when consumers are asked to support small businesses. The day itself takes place on the first Saturday in December each year, but the campaign aims to have a lasting impact on small businesses.

When you consider how many small businesses surround you in your everyday lives, it is impressive to think about the amount of time, hard work & commitment that these individuals contribute to make their businesses both come to life and stay alive. Yet, many consumers frequent chain stores without considering their local traders, so please on Saturday 3rd December, please shop different, shop independent.

Afflecks houses over 70 unique hardworking independent traders offering something different to the high street so if you are looking for a special Christmas gift for someone you will definitely find it within our walls.

As a thank you to those supporting small businesses Saturday we will be randomly rewarding shoppers seen making purchases with Afflecks Gift Vouchers. The vouchers can be redeemed in any of our stalls, so you can treat yourself or a loved one.

 

 

 

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Afflecks is proud to be supporting and playing a part in Manchesters Journeys Festival.

Journeys Festival will be 12 days of extraordinary events celebrating the artistic talent and incredible stories of exceptional refugee artists – creating a positive interface with the community, through great art and culture.

Afflecks will be part of the ‘Look Up’ exhibition, a high impact, large scale outdoor visual arts exhibition with images on the exteriors of some iconic Manchester buildings across the cityscape.

Originally from Iraq, Jamal Jamel was selected from an open-call of Manchester based visual artists from the refugee and asylum seeker community. Jamal is currently studying photography at the University of Salford.
For this exciting commission Jamal worked closely with refugees and asylum seekers to create powerful self portraits, the large scale photographs will be displayed on various Manchester buildings at a level where passers by will look up to view the images.

The exhibition runs from 1st to the 12th October.

JOIN THE CONVERSATION:
#JOURNEYSFEST / @JOURNEYSFEST

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At Afflecks you will find items to help you stand out loud and proud amongst the crowd at this years Manchester Pride festival.

Flags, fancy dress, make-up, wigs, T-shirts, footwear the best in vintage, alternative and up to date fashion and accessories, you can be sure to find something different that you wont see on the high street, Afflecks is proud to be different.

Housing the best in independent retail with stalls spanning a rabbit warren across 4 floors there is something eye catching around every corner.

If Pride is bringing you to Manchester for the first time then please come and see us and be sure to grab a photo opportunity on our rainbow coloured staircase!

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Here at Afflecks we have a small meeting room tucked away in a quiet location – the meeting room is available to hire for a very reasonable daily rate*.

So if you are looking for a space to hold a meeting, do a presentation, hold a class or just simply hot desk from then why not come and have a look to see if our meeting room would suit your requirements.

There is free Wi-Fi available and we can even arrange food and beverages for an additional fee.

For more information please contact Kerry or Tony on 0161 839 0718

*(half day rates also available)

 

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Afflecks Pokestop

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As the Pokemon Go app takes grip, we are pleased to say that Afflecks is a dedicated Pokestop, come and visit us and collect your free balls and more whilst you are here – we will regularly create lures and plan to have pokemon team meets very soon!

For all you Pokemon fans there are some great Pokemon products and related items available to purchase from various stalls, like this great print from Extreme Largeness available on sweats and Tee’s.

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We recently spoke with Elizabeth who has a lovely little art shop on the 3rd floor. Elisabeth is originally from Picardie which is in the North of France, she followed her heart, that led her to Manchester.

Elisabeth, tell us about The Fox Fairy: The Fox Fairy is a shop which sells items created by over 2o various artists. All of the items are hand made, produced locally, eco friendly and made with love. The Fox Fairy likes to offer items that will make people smile. Items range from artwork, art prints, jewellery, accessories, cards, clothes, homewares, art materials, stationary and soon we are to introduce a comic book corner. 

Why did you choose Afflecks as home to your business?  Afflecks is a place that is very different to the High Street and attracts visitors from all over the world. Shoppers come to Afflecks to find something unique that they will not see mass produced. The retailers within Afflecks like to support one another and there is a real sense of community. I love to wander around Afflecks and see all the exciting and unique products that the other businesses are selling.

Who inspires you? Alan Lee is the person that inspires me the most, Alan was one of the main illustrators for The Lord of The Rings movies and also illustrated on a number of other exciting films and has been successful in getting a lot of his work published. I am also very much influenced and inspired by the artist Wraptious due to his business ethic and hard work. Art work by Wraptious can be found in The Fox Fairy and is popular with shoppers.

When you are not working hard in The Fox Fairy what do you like to do in your spare time? I love to bake, my favorite dishes are a white chocolate melt made with green tea! and a peach pie. I also do a lot of reading, I enjoy murder mystery, fantasy and comics. I like to go hiking and foraging and my dream would be to go hiking the mountains of Japan.  

What would do if you won the lotto? I would definitely expand The Fox Fairy and then treat myself to a fabulous Tree House where I would live!

 

 

Be sure to visit The Fox Fairy on the 3rd Floor in Afflecks where Elizabeth will greet you with a lovely smile and will be more than happy to tell you about all the beautiful creations available within her shop.

   

 

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Foodie’s Paradise

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Whether thy quest is for sweet or savoury you will satisfy your deepest indulgence with an array of delights available at Afflecks.

Our newest addition The Barker Baker serves up beautiful baked breads and cakes as well as snacks and beverages to go. The ever popular Black Milk Cereal Dive has recently expanded to meet demand and there will be a table waiting for you to try some fantastic milkshakes and cereal delights. The Barker Baker and Black Milk can be found on the 2nd floor.

Gingers Comfort Emporium on the 1st floor is a must for those with a sweet tooth, delicous home-made ice creams in flavours that you will have only ever dreamt of! desserts and beverages are also on offer in this cosy corner.

Sweet specialists Chocolate Ape have now introduced their newest concept Fudge Ape – more fudge than you will find anywhere else in Manchester with some great flavours such as Vimto, be sure to visit them on the 2nd floor.

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