53.4167° N 3.0000° W

Bionic Seven

53.4820371° N, -2.2318119° W

60 Port Street
Northern Quarter
M1 2EQ




+44 (0) 161 228 2458

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Manchester's Northern Quarter has recently become a recognised sartorial destination thanks to stores such as Oi Polloi and Bags of Flavor who offer collections celebrating a distinctive Mancunian style.

First opened in Afflecks Palace followed by Thomas Street, Bionic Seven has joined the Northern Quarter group and now resides on Manchester's Port Street. Owners and clothing obsessives Nick Rhodes and Imran Kazmi present their vintage findings picked up on their travels across the world. With a keen eye for ‘true vintage’ the duo frequent America and Europe to scour flea markets and vintage showrooms, bringing the best of what they find back to Manchester.

Inside, the store resembles a collector’s cabin with wooden rails, battered suitcases and Navajo rugs adding to the rustic Americana interior. Despite the store's somewhat jumbled appearance, the layout is expertly organised and categorised by garments with sportswear and technical garments presented on the ground floor and a mix of military, flight jackets, plaid and hunting gear upstairs.

80s and 90s vintage labels include Adidas, Berghaus, Karrimor, Lacoste and Ralph Lauren and a time consuming and rigorous selection process means that only original items end up on the shop floor, whether retro sportswear, vintage Americana or military surplus.

Bionic Seven don't stop at vintage pieces and also stock certain contemporary labels, on our trip we found customised backpacks made from Berghaus and Nato outerwear by Manchester based self-taught designer Ed de Lacy.

Opening Hours
Monday - Wednesday
10:30am – 6:00pm
Thursday - Saturday
10:30am – 6:30pm
11:00am – 5:00pm

Nearest Train Station
Manchester Piccadilly Station

Nearest Bus Station
Thomas Street

Words by Lee Fleming

Photography by Michael Gannon