With a determination of stores to rival London, yet a more laidback atmosphere and less traveler traffic a la Oxford Street, Birmingham is a shrewd decision for an end of the week shopping binge, and is fast establishing a name for itself in the realm of fashion.
Start your binge by visiting the incredibly famous Selfridges department store in its specially planned building inspired by a Paco Rabanne sequin dress, an advanced landmark on the city’s skyline. Load up on architect fashion and homeware, and have some food at Yo Sushi, and a refreshing cuppa at the in-house Starbucks.
Nearby you’ll find the Bullring Center, home to more than 160 shops from Debenhams to Punky Fish to Hawkin’s Bazaar. Also available is a decent spread of restaurants with surely understood family favorites like Wagamama, Nando’s and Pizza Express among others.
The Mailbox is a sumptuous shopping destination on the waterfront. Home to Harvey Nichols, Hugo Boss, Emporio Armani, and other creator stores, the middle is a cutting edge fashion center point. There’s also a large range of home and way of life shops where you can look for inspiration for your home and purchase an array of classic and contemporary home accessories.
Bull Ring markets is a vibrant open-air set up with 140 stalls held six days seven days. Visit the markets to load up on anything from new leafy foods to lingerie. The Rug Market is a ladies’ favorite with an unrivaled selection of fabrics and outfit plans on offer.
On ends of the week Handmade Birmingham arts and crafts fair springs up alongside Bull Ring market. The week by week occasion is a great place to purchase original keepsakes.
New Street Farmers’ Market is held each first and third Wednesday of the month. Here you can top off on new products from the local area at costs that won’t break the bank. The well-disposed stallholders happily hand out analyzers, and you can grab a light lunch at the market as well.
The Jewelry Quarter
They say 40 percent of the UK’s gems are made in Birmingham’s prized Jewelry Quarter were more than 100 craftsmen configuration stunning pieces, some tailored to suit individual solicitations. Investigate a portion of what’s on offer by window shopping or popping into the Museum of the Jewelry Quarter on Vyse Street.