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Fashion Lover’s Guide to Birmingham

3 March 2018 | Maddie Hammond

For the sartorially obsessed amongst us, Birmingham is a one-stop destination to help curb your fashion cravings. From luxury outlets to vintage gems and high-street havens, the West Midlands city is a one-stop destination for anyone with an eye for style. We’ve pulled together our top picks for a fashion lover’s guide to Birmingham.

The Mailbox
One of the most luxurious shopping options in Birmingham, The Mailbox offers a huge range of premium names and brands for you to peruse all in one place.  You’ll find designer labels in abundance, with the likes of Harvey Nichols, Paul Smith and Hugo Boss in the outlet, as well as a spectacular range of bars and restaurants to help you refuel. If you really feel like getting the A list treatment, why not seek the expertise of one the store’s highly trained Style Concierge team, who are on hand to offer advice on seasonal trends and styling tips across fashion and beauty.

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The Mailbox is located at 7 Commercial St, B1 1RS.
Located right near the Arcardian, Provide is one of Birmingham’s finest independent outlets. The boutique specialises in streetwear, accessories and art prints, as well as providing  a distinctly Brummie shopping experience and range of clothing, with all of their items referencing the city in some manner. As well as their uniquely creative and fashion forward approach, Provide aims to be ethical in terms of the sourcing of its products, making it a standout retailer on Birmingham’s fashion landscape.

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Provide can be found at The Jubilee Centre, 130 Pershore St, B5 6ND.
Great Western Arcade
Birmingham’s Great Western Arcade sits in a stunning Grade II listed Victorian arcade right in the heart of the bustling city. Often described as ‘home of the hidden gems’, the impressive corridor is filled with independent retailers for you to discover and splash your cash at, whilst the venue’s Designer Exchange is a one-stop shop for luxury handbags and accessories. Whatever your shopping preferences, the Great Western Arcade promises to deliver an indulgent and wonderfully decadent shopping experience.

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Great Western Arcade, B2 5HU.

A stalwart of vintage clothing with stores across the country, COW’s Birmingham branch has become a mainstay of the city’s shopping scene. Located in a large warehouse in the heart of Digbeth, COW boasts an unbeatable range of men’s and women’s clothes, bags, hats, belts and just about everything in between. Have a dig round and you can find a bargain from years gone by.

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COW can be found at 82-85 Digbeth, B5 6DY.
You cannot talk about Birmingham’s fashion scene without at least mentioning the Bullring. The renowned shopping centre is one of the biggest in Europe, with the largest collection of fashion shops in a single city outlet. All the big hitters are there, such as Topshop, New Look and River Island, as well as the more premium offerings. And, when you need to stop for some refreshments, you can take your pick from more than 25 bars and restaurants.

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Bullring Shopping Centre, B5 4BU.

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