ANOTHER bargain store opens in Manchester as Miniso arrives


There is an entire wall of accessories, including tools, household items, snacks and mystery boxes.

It’s also new to the high street in Manchester, and it’s a great bargain.

Miniso has taken a 2,903 sq ft unit in the Manchester Arndale, joining the Flying Tiger is very popular as new stores spring up throughout the mall.

The Chinese brand specializes in family lifestyle and design-led products, selling everything from handbags to home furnishings to toys.

Its range also includes toys and accessories, stationery, home accessories, fitness and beauty, with the theme of ‘simplicity, style and good quality’.

Miniso is another place customer You can save everything Christmas to fill stockings without breaking the bank, with lovely gifts from £1.

Miniso in Manchester Arndale. Credit: The Manc Group

For just a budget, you can get superhero phone cases, greeting cards, and coloring sets – as well as the most expensive products in stores that don’t cost more than £30.

Miniso sells accessories like Bluetooth headphones, wireless speakers and electric facial cleansers for less than most places.

There are ALL the walls of goodies – soft yellow pigs, squishy Minions, cute stuffed penguins and even fried chicken.

You can also grab a ‘mystery box’ for between £2.50 and £4.

In the accessories section, there are pockets scattered with pink love hearts, wallets with buttons and noses, as well as simpler wallets and purses.

Water bottles, travel coffee mugs, makeup brushes and accessories, yoga mats, gaming accessories like keyboards and headphones (and cat ears, of course) – Miniso has it all.

Popular Japanese snacks such as Hello Panda (biscuits with different names) and Yan Yan (biscuit sticks with different flavors) are all sold here.

Saad Usman, COO at MINISO UK, said: “We are delighted to announce the launch of our store in Manchester Arndale. We believe the opening of this store will be our first in the North of the West, the perfect place for us to continue our UK presence.

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“At MINISO UK, we are working hard to get the retail industry back on its feet, not only investing in our new store, but also creating 10-15 new jobs in the local market.

“With new and exciting products that are high quality and great value, we look forward to welcoming customers of all ages through our doors on opening day and beyond.”

Bubble CiTea is also opening in Arndale, selling Taiwanese bubble tea and flavors including Mango Fruit Tea and Rainbow Bubbles and Taro Milk Tea and Crystal Bubbles.

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Colin Flinn, spokesman for Manchester Arndale, said: “We are delighted that Bubble CiTea and MINISO have chosen Manchester Arndale as their first location in the city and we look forward to welcoming them alongside Other arrivals include Gilly Hicks, Clarks, and Jamaica Blue.

“It’s great to see the center continue to attract home-grown brands like Bubble CiTea and international brands like MINISO.

“These exciting lease deals show that retailers are confident in the long-term future of the center and its position as a prime shopping destination.

“Manchester Arndale is almost fully on offer and will continue to attract millions of visitors from the North West and beyond, with its vibrant and ever-improving line-up of exciting retail, F&B and leisure facilities. “

Miniso is now open alongside Superdry.

Featured image: The Manc Group


You can buy half off Christmas trees so you don’t have to decorate everything

Emily Sergeant
Emily Sergeant

December is almost ready to roll again.

It’s time to reach for the decorations and get into the festive spirit, but for those who think it’s a bit lazy, there’s something that can save lives, and it’s very clever.

You can buy ‘half Christmas trees’ – also known as ‘Christmas trees on the wall’.

If your tree isn’t going to be placed in front of a street-facing window to be seen by passers-by every day, it can be very tempting not to decorate the backyard at all, right? When trying to distribute the strings of lights, string and balls around the tree can be more trouble than it’s worth, especially when it can’t be seen properly.

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Some say it’s pointless, and this idea has encouraged companies to sell these ‘half Christmases’.

If you’re wondering what a ‘half Christmas tree’ is, it’s exactly what it looks like – a half tree.

Half-timbered Christmas trees – also great for those with less space to devote to seasonal decorations – are available in a variety of locations and for all budgets, so they should be easy to find. offer your hands to someone this festive season. .

Popular online retailers are selling a 6ft version for £39.99It comes with a folding metal base.

According to the product description on the Tino website: “This Christmas tree looks the same, but it’s cleverly designed to be completely flat on one side, so no matter how small your space is, you’ll still be happy with your family the magic of having a tree in your home,”

“Standing 6ft tall and featuring 511 tips for a sleek look, you can stand it up against a wall to save on valuable floor space.

“It also means you don’t have to worry about one of your favorite decorations disappearing into the background”.

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If you’re looking for something a little more affordable, there are plenty of options available on eBay and Amazon too, our pick for this one is vidaXL Half Artificial Christmas Tree – the is now for sale on eBay by many different dealers for prices starting at £24.

We told you it was smart.

Featured Image – Hammacher Schlemmer


A new GAP store is opening in Next at the Trafford Center this week

Emily Sergeant
Emily Sergeant

GAP is making its long-awaited return to Manchester and is opening in Next at the Trafford Center this weekend.

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What is part of the expansion of the famous fashion brand in the UK, and is all set to open to the public just in time for the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping in the festive season, will be opened by the Gap brand store opens its doors on the first floor of NEXT in the Trafford Center this Saturday 26 November, and will cover over 2,200 square feet of shopping space.

The all-new Trafford Center store has a fresh and minimalist design, with GAP saying it “embraces the brand’s new approach to retailing in the UK”.

Those who visit the mall over the next two weeks will have the opportunity to browse and purchase collections of everyday essentials – including denim, Wool, khakis, jackets, and of course, the famous products of the GAP brand.

Not only that, but also offers a Next Day Click & Collect service, with a free returns option, to any GAP or NEXT store, including The next Trafford Center store will provide even more opportunities to shop.

Customers can shop online and pick up their orders at the new store.

A new GAP store is opening at Trafford House this week / Credit: GAP UK

“We are delighted to be bringing the Gap brand back to Trafford House,” said Jon Jeffery, Managing Director at GAP.

“Our opening is perfect to offer wonderful gifts for the whole family this festive season.”

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Zoe Inman – Center Manager at Trafford Museum – added: “We’re delighted to welcome Gap to the House this month, as they work with leading retailer NEXT to offer everyday across womenswear, menswear, kids, and baby.

“We look forward to being a part of its marketing expansion journey and seeing it grow in the North and beyond”.

Featured Image – GAP UK


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