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A massive thrift fashion fair is coming to Manchester next week

Over 1,000 racks of clothes, shoes, and so much more all under one roof.

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 28th July 2023

There’s a massive thrift fashion fair full of second-hand and preloved coming to Manchester city centre next week.

Oh, and did we forget to mention it’s the biggest in the UK? Well it is.

Fashion Thrift Society is already the biggest preloved, vintage, and small business clothing market Down Under, and is known for touring all around the country and welcoming thousands of Aussies at each hugely-popular event – but this summer, us Mancs finally have chance to get in on the action as it’s heading out on a UK tour.

Next Saturday 5 August, Manchester Central will throw open its doors and become host to the UK’s biggest-ever curated fashion market.

Think over 1,000 racks of clothes, shoes, accessories, and so much more all under one roof.


Thrift hidden gem finders, fashion fans, and anyone who fancies a bit of retail therapy will be able to shop from an endless selection of curated preloved and vintage items at affordable prices, as well as pick up pieces from some of Greater Manchester and the North West’s best-loved local small businesses.

You’ll also be able to get your hands on a wide range of handmade items too.


It’s not just about the fashion though, as FTS events are also known for the experience – with some of the best up-and-coming artists blasting out tunes all day long, and a wide range of food vendors serving up mouthwatering eats from around the world.

It doesn’t stop there either, as the Manchester market will also give visitors the chance to make the most of loads of different beauty services too.

There’ll be treatments on offer from some of the region’s best nail techs, as well as tooth gem applications, face and body piercings, henna and tattoo artists, and even permanent jewellery stands, so there’s something for everyone.


And there’ll even be barbers on site offering free trims all day long.

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Fashion Thrift Society will be taking over Manchester Central on Saturday 5 August from 11am – 7pm, and admission tickets are FREE.

Grab yours here.

Featured Image – Fashion Thrift Society