Modern Retail

The Avenue, Spinningfields: Manchester

The Avenue

On a recent trip to teach a VM training workshop in Manchester, I visited The Avenue in Spinningfields… an outdoor mall area with a mix of entertainment, luxury retail, bars and restaurants. Located within a modern business district, distinct in its character of glass and steel with wide promenades, the streets come alive at night all lit up taking on an extra dimension with landscaped gardens and large scale artwork illuminating the space. The open plan environment and curated selection of brands and independents encourages an enjoyable and relaxed experience, day or night.

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David Anthony

David is a London-based Visual Merchandiser and a member of Modern Retail's Editorial Board. With over 30 years' experience and a background in fashion & homewares where he learnt the art of Visual Merchandising and Styling, through department stores and boutiques, David has a varied background and now freelances in the cafe, food and retail lifestyle sector and the world of fashion and homeware brands.

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