The markets are in full flow, Christmas songs are playing everywhere and there’s a queue outside Greggs for their festive bakes. Yes, it’s officially time to start thinking about the Christmas party.

Which begs the question: what are you going to be wearing to the office do? Let’s be honest: most people are winding down for Christmas so we might as well have a bit of fun and preoccupy ourselves with good stuff like makeovers, strappy heels and sparkly dresses instead.

With this in mind, we’ve put together this little list of some of our favourite shops around The Royal Exchange Manchester to help you suited and booted for your Christmas do.

Irregular Choice

Now the festive season is upon us, what better way to celebrate than with some crimbo-tastic heels or accessories from Irregular Choice? Since opening its first Northern store in The Royal Exchange in October, the store has proven popular with Manchester’s funky footwear fans. If you like your fashion with plenty of character and whimsy on the side, this is the store for you.

French Connection

‘Tis the season to sparkle and French Connection has a range of glittery garments to suit every shape and style. From their retro-inspired statement jumpsuit (worn recently by Claudia Winkleman on Strictly Come Dancing) to shimmering mini-dresses – there’s plenty on offer if you are looking to stand out this Christmas party season.

Nigel Rayment

Looking for that perfect Christmas party dress? Look no further than Kevan Jon at Nigel Rayment Boutique. What’s more, all styles from this brand are currently on sale from £149 – an absolute steal for such timeless pieces.

Jenny Jones Jewellery

Family-owned jewellers Jenny Jones is located in the heart of The Royal Exchange Arcade. Designed like a life-sized jewellery box, the store offers a wide range of jewellery including vintage and one-off pieces that are sure to set off your outfit this Christmas party season.

Lanigan & Hulme

One for the guys. Keep warm and stylish in classic brands from premium menswear brand Lanigan & Hulme with its range of casual and formal menswear, accessories and a bespoke made to measure service.

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