Undertaken as a project to revitalize Liverpool's sterile city center, Liverpool ONE has literally changed the landscape and lifestyle of the area. The massive complex spans a mind-boggling 17 hectares (42 acres) around the Chavasse Park and offers a host of shopping, entertainment as well as dining options. A significant amount of effort was put into the design of the center with a focus on retaining and restoring majestic old buildings as opposed to an all-new development. The result is a striking mix of classical and contemporary architecture displayed by the complex. From department stores to top names in fashion, shopping options at the center are second to none. A delight for foodies, the center is home to some of the city's top restaurants and bars. The massive 14 screen Odeon Liverpool One is the pick of the entertainment options at the center. Check website for more.
The Beatles Shop is dedicated to souvenirs, memorabilia and collectibles related to the legendary band. This shop was set up in Mathew Street in the year 1984. From watches and T-shirts, to books and key rings, everything in here proudly represents the band and its infamous members. Ardent fans can also check out the original photos of the band and the shop boasts an extensive collection of music by the Fab Four. There is also a diverse choice of bags and greeting cards on offer, as well as signed memorabilia. Check website for more.
Metquarter was built with the purpose of addressing the lack of high-end, international brands in the city, and houses some of the Liverpool's very best, when it comes to designer shopping. From Armani Exchange and Hugo Boss to Tommy Hilfiger and Carluccio's, the center has a heavy presence of big name designer boutiques. Frequented by fashionistas as well as the city's well-heeled, Metquarter is one of the best places to keep an eye out for the latest fashion trends. Food options at the center include Costa Coffee, a popular coffee chain outlet as well as Patisserie Valerie. Check website for more.
Fans of the city's beloved football club needn't go all the way to The Anfield to get their hands on official club merchandise. Located right in the city center at Liverpool ONE and spread across a massive 929.03 square meters (10000 square feet), this is the one store fans and souvenir hunters should not miss. From jerseys and accessories to posters and more, you'll find everything you need to flaunt the club's colors. And just when you thought it couldn't get better, there's the Total Fan Identity program which offers club merchandise personalized just for you. Check website for more.
Probably the most renowned, independent fashion boutique in Liverpool, Cricket boasts of a collection that can rival any mega fashion chains in the country. Choose from some of the most loved designers and brands ranging from Isabel Marant and Roberto Cavalli to Jimmy Choo and Saint Laurent; the list is endless. From trendy casual and beach wear to formal office and evening wear, Cricket has something for everyone. The extensive choice of accessories is a brilliant mix of funky and elegant. The forever changing collection within the store is sourced keeping a keen eye out for the latest trends and throws up new delights with almost every visit. Check website for more.
A Liverpool institution for books, News From Nowhere could be classified as an alternative bookshop and not the kind of place to find the latest Mills & Boon. The range of topics covered here is quite extensive. Although they do stock fiction titles and an excellent section for children, the majority of shelf space is allocated to books on travel, politics and sexuality. There is a large selection of gay and lesbian literature as well. They have a range of magazines not available in the mainstream newsagent. A great place for browsing and there is no pressure to buy.
Standing in a quiet little street in Islington, Branded Bargains is perfect for picking up a host of brands at hard to resist prices. The large store offers a diverse range of products from home decor and stationery to food products, cosmetics and toys. Some of the top brands under each section fill the store's shelves and offer something for everyone. Despite being located away from the city center, the store is pretty popular and sees a large volume of shoppers every week. Stop by for unbeatable deals.
Situated a short distance from the main shopping area, this vast department store specializes in surplus stock and products tend to be updated weekly. Big name cosmetics and designer clothing can be purchased at a fraction of the regular price. It has three multi-storey buildings, one for sportswear, another for footwear and a main building for men, women and children's clothing, household goods, greetings cards, perfumes, videos and CDs. A cafe can be found at the rear of the main store. Check the website for more.
Set in the busy St John's shopping centre, shoppers can find a multitude of fancy designer wear in this contemporary store. Brands such as Versace, Armani, Dolce and Gabbana, Moscino, Fendi and Exte are just some of the famous labels stocked here. Catering for men, women and children, there is also a selection of underwear and women's lingerie available. Among the many accessories and brightly colored tights, Storm also sell their own brand of watches.
Established in 1920, and situated just outside the St John's Shopping Centre, Beaverbrooks now has many branches around the country. An impressive window display fronts an equally stylish and elegant interior. If shopping for a special occasion, this is an ideal choice as the range of wedding and engagement rings is extensive. From spectacular eighteen carat solitaire rings to simple and charming nine carat gold wedding rings, there's good variety available to suit all tastes and budgets. Styles include contemporary to traditional with a full collection of watches, bracelets and much more.
Located in the middle of Liverpool, the St. John’s Shopping Centre is one of the leading retail hubs of the city. This shopping arcade houses the ancient St John’s Market that dates back to the early 19th Century. Many restoration and renovation works later, the shopping center has now become a home of leading brands and stores. The food court was extensively renovated in 2013 and the entire complex received many additions post the refurbishment. Check website for more information.
There are not many places to buy groceries in the city center, so this small scale supermarket is very convenient for purchasing last minute items such as milk and coffee. Tesco Metro also stocks a range of interesting ready-to-serve meals and a selection of sandwiches and lunchtime snacks. Despite being a smaller branch than its suburban relatives, there is still a good range of wines and spirits. A national lottery and tobacco kiosk is situated at the entrance.