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Autograph is a designer menswear store with a stylish, minimalist feel, specializing mainly in Helmut Lang, Stone Island and Paul Smith. It sells elegant, casual clothes for both sexes at affordable prices. The shop is favored by the new breed of well-dressed footballer (for example Lee Sharpe, the former Manchester United player, has been spotted here).
Saturday mornings are not complete for many locals without a trip to the indoor market, and it is a great experience for visitors. There are over 150 stalls trading in a variety of goods and it provides some excellent entertainment. You can buy fresh fish and seafood, fruit and vegetables, herbs, pulses and nuts, ribbons, material and children's toys. Fast food, notably fish and chips, is also available.
St Martin's Rag Market is a great place to find bargains. The market sells material and trimmings at cheap prices. Other goods on offer include carpets, rugs, clothes and household items. The market is always extremely busy at the weekends and is popular amongst the students for its cheap and trendy second-hand clothing. There is a well-stocked haberdashery section too. This is an area where you'll find a complete fusion of cultures; a place that has to be visited.
The Arcadian is more than just a shopping center; at times doubling up as an entertainment complex. A great variety of shops, various restaurants and an increasing number of bars and pubs are found here. Most shops deal in fashionable clothing and there are a couple of expensive hairdressers too. This is a rewarding place to go for a drink if you are on your way to the Hippodrome, or even if you are just out for an evening stroll around the city center.
How about indulging in beatific vintage watches? No other accessory elicits such a grand style as a good timepiece. And, it does have an extensive use as well, isn't it? Harvey Nichols at Birmingham has an exquisite collection of these rare beauties from Rolex, Rado, Cartier and Patek Phillipe. You can find everything at Harvey, right from the most famous designers' collections to perfumes to food market and cafe. You sure get to enjoy shopping when your tummy is filled with delicious treat; isn't it?