All of the shops reopening today in Manchester

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Retail shops across Manchester are preparing to open for the first time since March this morning (15 June).

Non-essential stores have been gathering dust for the best part of three months due to the ongoing pandemic, but the government has given owners the green light to welcome back customers from today – provided they make premises “COVID-ready.”

Shoppers heading out to the likes of the Trafford Centre and Market Street today will need to prepare for a rather different experience.

A wide variety of social distancing measures will be intact across all stores, including floor markings, one-way systems, till screens and contactless payments.

Large queues are expected.

Those travelling to shops today via train, tram or bus must also wear a mask – with face coverings mandatory on public transport from 15 June.

Masks are not compulsory in stores.

Many big brand names are back in action from this morning, and whilst a large number of stores have confirmed they’ll be operating as early as 9am, opening times do vary depending on branch, so be sure to visit their website to confirm.

Here’s a list of the major stores reopening in Manchester from 15 June.

Wikipedia

Stores currently open in The Trafford Centre include:

  • Abercrombie & Fitch
  • Beaverbrooks
  • Bodyshop
  • Clarks
  • Ernest Jones
  • F Hinds
  • Foot Asylum
  • Footlocker
  • Game
  • Goldsmiths
  • H&M
  • Hollister
  • Hugo Boss
  • Indulge Fragrances
  • Jack and Jones
  • Kids Cavern
  • Lovisa
  • Lush
  • Marks & Spencer
  • Michael Kors
  • Miss Selfridge
  • Nespresso
  • Next
  • North Face
  • Pandora
  • Primark
  • River Island
  • Samsung
  • Scotts
  • Selfridges
  • Skechers
  • Sunglass Hut
  • Superdry
  • Ted Baker
  • Tessuti
  • Timberland
  • Timepiece Watch Repairs
  • Topman
  • Topshop
  • Vans
  • WHSmith
  • Zara

According to the Trafford Centre website, KFC, McDonald’s and Spud U Like will also be open for click & collect and takeaway services.

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In the Arndale Centre, the current list of stores set to open as as follows:

  • Archies
  • Auntie Anne’s
  • Beaverbrooks
  • Bobo Tea 
  • Body Shop
  • Boost Juice Bar
  • Boots
  • Build-A-Bear
  • Burton
  • Card Factory
  • Chisholm Hunter
  • Deichmann
  • Dorothy Perkins
  • Dune
  • EE
  • EE – Market Street
  • Eurochange
  • Evans
  • Five Guys
  • Footasylum
  • Footlocker
  • Fuel Juice
  • G Star
  • Game
  • Gap
  • H&M
  • Holland & Barrett
  • HMV
  • Home Sense
  • Hollister
  • Hotel Chocolat
  • Imzi
  • In Time Watch Services
  • iSmash
  • Jack & Jones
  • JD Sports
  • Kenji
  • KFC       
  • Over the Rainbow
  • Lego
  • Lindt
  • Luke
  • Lush
  • MCR Souvenir (Post Office)
  • Metrobank
  • Miss Selfridge
  • Mobile Technicians
  • Natwest
  • Newspoint
  • Next
  • O2
  • Pandora
  • Pastiche Couture
  • Paul’s Hair World
  • Pret a Manger
  • Rituals
  • River Island
  • Ryman
  • Samsung – Market St
  • Scotts
  • Shoezone    
  • Sock Shop
  • Subway (Winter Garden)
  • Superdrug
  • Specsavers
  • Starbucks
  • Swatch
  • Tablites
  • Tessuti
  • The Fragrance Shop
  • The Perfume Shop
  • Timberland
  • Timpsons
  • TK Maxx
  • Topshop/Topman
  • Trespass
  • TSB
  • Vans
  • Vision Express
  • Waterstones
  • WH Smith
  • Wilko
  • Yankee Candle
  • Yours
  • Zamblya Wellness

New Cathedral Street Stores:

  • Burberry
  • Hugo Boss
  • Michael Kors
  • Paul Smith
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Ted Baker
  • Zara
  • Reiss
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Several stores in The Royal Exchange are also reopening, including:

  • Scribbler
  • Jenny Jones Jewellery
  • Swiss Watch Shop
  • Nigel Rayment boutique
  • Designer Exchange
  • Amaranth natural health & beauty
  • The Body Shop
  • The Whisky Store
  • Fjallraven

Michael’s coffeehouse in the Arcade is offering drinks to go, whilst Vertigo plant-based eatery and TGI Fridays are currently working with delivery partners. The Remedy Kitchen is already open for collection and Meal Plans.

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