Michael 84

Newcastle Fashion Blogger

Monday, 6th July, 2015

It’s great being a Newcastle Fashion Blogger. There’s always something going on in the city, and it’s a vibrant and diverse kind of place when it comes to fashion. Whether you’re into vintage, high street or high end, Newcastle has all the bases covered. The city has a lot of offer fashion lovers, and even has Newcastle Fashion Week which has been running for a good few years now, which you can read more on here. If you’ve never been to the city before and fancy doing some shopping, there’s plenty going on in the city centre.

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Fashion In Newcastle

The old Monument Mall has recently been refurbished taken a completely new look and style. It’s been redesigned, and is now the home to some big brands who’ve taken up the space. You’ll find The White Company, Hugo Boss, Reiss, Michael Kors, ROX, Fat Face and Jack Wills. I attended the opening of Jack Wills which was brilliant, I covered the store opening and the their accompanying AW13 collection which you can see here. TK Maxx is located here too, and you’ll find the entrance on Northumberland Street.

Speaking of Northumberland Street, this is Newcastle’s main shopping street. What Oxford Street is to London, Northumberland Street is to Newcastle. You’ll find many of your high street favourite shops, there’s plenty of fashion including H&M and a huge Primark which was recently extended, and there’s plenty in the way of coffee shops and places to grab a bite to eat. Just off Northumberland Street you’ll find Princess Square, where you’ll find Cruise. Cruise is a small boutique style shop offering the best in high end fashion for both men and women.

Then there is Eldon Square, which has multiple entrances around the city centre due to it’s size. You can go inside through the refurbished Northumberland Street entrance, and once inside you’ll find favourites such as John Lewis, Kurt Geiger, Next, New Look and USC to name a few. The new part of Eldon Square is a much welcomed addition, here you’ll find favourites Superdry, Debenhams, Topman & Topshop, Adidas, All Saints, Holister and more.

My favourite place has to be Fenwick. with entrances from Eldon Square, Monument and Northumberland Street it’s one of the best places for fashion. The large department store retails brands from the high street as well as more high end fashion labels such as Belstaff, and Burberry, large sections dedicated to Gant, Armani Jeans and Paul Smith, and has concessions for Jaeger and Hugo Boss. The service is always good, and has sales on at the key points of the year including Summer, Christmas and the newly popular Black Friday! 😀

I couldn’t write a post about Newcastle without mentioning Grey Street. I’m so proud that it was voted the best street in the UK by BBC radio 4 listeners a few years back. You’ll find amazing buildings and architecture, the Theatre Royal, and a whole host of cool bars and restaurants when you’re tired out from all the shopping! 😛 It’s worth checking out Grey Street, it’s right in the heart of the city with the spectacular Greys Monument at the start.

Newcastle is not just home to the big names shops, there’s so many smaller boutiques too, such as END on High Bridge, and if you want to go outside the city, there’s plenty on offer in Gosforth and Jesmond, which is home to Jules B.

The city has grown so much over the past few years, from the bustling high street Northumberland Street has always been, to the always popular Eldon Square and now there’s more and more top brands putting a flag down in Newcastle to have their own boutique right here in the city.

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Michael Adams

About Michael

Michael Adams is the founder and editor of Michael 84, blogger and T-shirt designer from Newcastle, UK. Sharing men's fashion tips, style advice and lifestyle information for all guys.

  1. Danny Said,

    I recently visited Newcastle and absolutely fell in love with the city. I didn’t get to see a lot of it as I went there to party and after consuming far too much alcohol I was VERY hungover the morning after which had been planned for shopping. After reading this I am gutted I was unable to explore further than the surrounding area of my hotel as it sounds like there is so many shops to explore. I guess this is an excuse to go back now!

    Danny

    posted on Tuesday 7th July, 2015 at 10:12
  2. Michael Said,

    That’s cool, it sounds like you had a good time, you are excused for the drinking, our nightlife has that effect 😉 And as you say, a good excuse to come back and see the day life as well as more night life 🙂

    Michael

    posted on Tuesday 7th July, 2015 at 22:11