While some areas of Trafford, such as Altrincham and Sale have a fair few vintage stockists, it’s less well off cousins Urmston and Stretford haven’t been so lucky. At least until now.
In the wake of the slow gentrification of Urmston and the growth of local independents comes it’s very own vintage shop, with Mrs M & Co on Flixton Road.
Stocking a mix of vintage and vintage style items, it will appeal to everyone, whether you prefer retro or kitsch or true vintage, you’ll find lovely little things for your home or wardrobe.
I know I’m rather enamoured of the floral mirrors, which would look fabulous in our hallway when it’s been redone, and the crocheted throw keeps calling to me for those winter nights. And don’t even get me started on the furniture, I’m just trying to keep my fingers out of my purse.
After talking to Mrs M herself, it’s clear that I’m not the only person thrilled to find her on the local high street, the reception – from the opening event to the day to day – has been fabulous.
And it’s a real family affair, with Mr M chipping in as well as younger members of the M family helping out around the shop.
Walking out with a cheeky little purchase of my own (I had to really), I know I’ll be back time and time again. Maybe I’ll see you there?