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The UK’s biggest fashion thrift market returns to Manchester this weekend

100+ sellers will be showcasing vintage bargain finds.

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 8th May 2024

A huge pop-up fashion fair full of vintage, pre-loved, and small business clothing is back in Manchester this weekend.

Clothes Cycle is the UK’s biggest curated second-hand clothing market.

With a focus on championing sustainable clothing and helping fashion fans find a gem they’ll treasure forever, each pop-up market organised by the student-led initiative sees dozens of carefully-curated sellers offering a wide range of styles and items – including plus-sized, gender-neutral, male and female – come together all under one roof.

Taking over the unique space inside the historic Victoria Baths this Sunday (12 May), Clothes Cycle will welcome more than 100 different sellers showcasing everything from bargain vintage finds and designer pieces, to pre-loved wardrobes and picks from local small businesses.

Organisers say the Manchester event will be a combination of in-person thrift shopping, a filtered car boot sale, and the best of sustainable high street stores.


Sellers on the day will be offering up something for everyone on every budget.

With plenty of bargains under £5 up for grabs, you can expect to find vintage clothing of all kinds, alongside the best of streetwear, y2k, retro, archive pieces, luxury brands, current trends, and handmade clothing if you head down on the day, as well as bags, shoes, jewellery, and lots of other accessories.

The UK’s biggest fashion thrift market returns to Manchester this weekend / Credit: Clothes Cycle Markets

If that wasn’t enough, there’ll also be vendors selling home decor, art and prints, greeting cards, plants, ceramics, and so much more, as well as tooth gem and nail art stalls to get involved with.

There’ll even be three DJs blasting out tunes in various rooms throughout the day.

And if all that shopping gets you a bit peckish, there’ll even be some of the city’s best-loved independent street food vendors pitching up to serve a wide range of mouthwatering grub – including pizza, burgers, dumplings, gyros, streak sandwiches, and ice cream, alongside freshly-brewed coffee, and other alcoholic drinks and cocktails.


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Clothes Cycle is coming to Victoria Baths in Manchester on Sunday 12 May from 11am-5pm, and tickets are now on sale from £5 online or on the door – with several concessions and VIP ticket options also available.

Find out more and book your tickets here.

Featured Image – Clothes Cycle Markets