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Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Manchester Trafford Centre

A week ago I went on a day trip to Manchester to visit the Trafford Centre. It was great fun, I got to visit a lot of shops, as well as eat at the Orient which was breath taking.

When we reached Manchester we walked over to the bus station to get the bus. It was about a half an hour journey. The first thing I saw was the big Selfridges, it has quite an aristocratic appearance with fountains and statues lining the path, and the building is beautiful. It was the first Selfridges outside of London and remains the biggest outside of it. After having a quick browse at the clothes concessions and the beauty counters we went to the main shopping centre.

I loved this eos display!

The Trafford is beautifully designed, it has quite a posh feel with the statues and gold detailing. It has two floors of shops and there are so many shops that it's actually quite a long walk from one side to the other.


After browsing through a few clothes shops we decided to eat. We walked towards the food hall, went past Chinatown (an incredibly creative and vibrant place that makes you feel like you might actually be in Chinatown), and then came to the Orient.

It was much more exciting that the pictures had conveyed. The top floor had lot's of food brands with their own seating. However, we decided to go to the bottom floor (which had the same food brands) so we could order and take our food to sit in the middle of the Orient, which is laid out like a ship.






We decided to try some Mexican food so I got a Barburito's burrito and my Sister got Barburito's taco bells. We sat right in the centre of the ship, and the atmosphere was wonderful and the food was so yummy. It was also very filling.


After we ate we went shopping again. I got a lovely sparkly top from Quiz, as well as a new purse from Aldo which is perfect, elegant and not super expensive.

Overall, it was a great day out, and I got to visit some lovely shops that I haven't before. I definitely want to go there again!

I hope you enjoyed this post!

17 comments:

  1. I love the Trafford Centre! Every time i've got to buy a quite a few things I pop over to there, as there's so much more than the Arndale in town.

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    1. I've never been to Arndale but there was so many shops! You must be spoilt for choice :) xx

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    1. It was my first time going there, it was incredible :) xx

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  3. I've been there once before and it was magical! I loved the art, so pretty
    Love Victoriajanex

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    1. It was very magical, I was blown away by all the details :) xx

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  4. I love the Trafford Centre, I haven't been for ages though! I always spend so much when I am there haha :) x
    http://foodandotherloves.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I think I fell in love with it too ;) I get what you mean, there's a lot of clothes and high end shops, so it is easy to spend so much :) xx

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  5. I really want to visit Manchester now, sounds like a place I would love! It will definitely be on my list whenever I get a chance to visit! x

    www.beautywithcharm.com

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    1. There is so much there, you'll love it! There's a lot of high end counters and other brands there too :) xx

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  6. YUMMY mexican food is my favourite, I have this thing about big shopping centres I just love them especially when it's lit up in the dark! xxx





    Blonde of carbs

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    1. I'm getting into Mexican food now, I love nachos! They look incredible, especially when they have the Christmas decorations up, I'm so jealous of the massive trees they have ;) xx

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  7. Yum! Tacos! Huge blog post and I all I see are the Tacos lol. I love the EOS display I had no idea they stock it in the UK, I always got mine online thinking it was an american thing!

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    1. Haha a lady after my own heart! So did I first, but now I always see them in Selfridges, they keep them in those glass cubes with the beauty blenders and occ lip tars :) xx

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  8. I love taking my non-Mancunian friends here as they're always amazed haha. I definitely take for granted how great the shopping is and how much character the place has because I live close to it!

    Jasmine // Magpie Jasmine // My Blog Giveaway

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    1. Haha I didn't know there was a name for us ;) I was very amazed! You're very lucky! :) xx

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