McQueen Independent on Chorlton’s buzzing Beech Road is a fantastic clothes shop for cool brands you don’t find on the high street. It’s predominantly geared towards women but there is a menswear section too as well as socks, shoes and some covetable bags.
Staff at the shop are always on hand for trusted style advice. They’re never happier than when helping you put a look together for a special event.
It’s a colourful curated selection with clashing patterns and bold brights rather than understated minimalism. McQueen Independent might be the only place where leopard print counts as a neutral. You’ll find playful denim, cosy knits and dresses that will be your season staple, all with a sense of fun.
Brands lean towards the ethical eco-conscious variety but in an on-the-button modern way; no-one who shops here is going to look like some hempen homespun.