Nestled in the heart of the Midlands is one the U.K.’s best shopping destinations, the thriving city of Birmingham. It offers an impressive selection of shopping malls and high streets that will leave even the most seasoned shopper in awe.
But with so many great places, where do you start? Well, breathe easy, prospective consumers, as we have put together a mini-guide to help you find the perfect shopping location – or locations – for you.
With over 160 stores, from high street favourites such as Zara to high-end brands like Ted Baker, the Bullring – located on High Street – caters for all your shopping needs. Also, try to get a picture beside the famous bull sculpture, one of Birmingham’s most respected pieces of public art.
2) The Mailbox
For those of you seeking to splurge, head to Royal Mail Street and you’ll find an array of premium designer brands – from Hugo Boss to Armani Collezioni – awaiting you at The Mailbox. It is also home to the department store, Harvey Nichols and a range of fashion and interior design stores. Truly a heavenly experience for those who are fashion-conscious.
3) The Custard Factory
Located in the creative quarter, The Custard Factory is perfect for shoppers looking for a vibrant shopping experience amongst the colourful buildings, variety of independent shops, alluring eateries and captivating art galleries. Furthermore, it has a range of events taking place throughout the year. For more information, click here: http://www.custardfactory.co.uk/whats-on/.
4) Jewellery Quarter
This shopping destination in and around Vyse Street is all about the bling. Housing Europe’s biggest collection of jewellery businesses, it also has classy boutiques, restaurants and bars that are immersed in the rich cultural history of the area.
5) The Oasis Alternative Fashion Store
For those of you with a quirky sense of style, the Oasis Store (on Corporation Street) is ideal. It spans four floors, and shoppers can peruse the clothing, jewellery, gaming and all things alternative.
For shopaholics to really take advantage of such shopping delights, it would be advisable to make a weekend out of it, staying at serviced apartments in Birmingham. It’s quick and easy to find a serviced apartment in Birmingham City Centre.
So what are you waiting for? Get yourself to Birmingham for some serious retail therapy.