Nottingham is in the UK's top 10 shopping destinations according to a 2010 retail survey, and with over 1,000 shops the reason is clear.
You will find an array of highstreet shops and good department stores in the city centre. The Victoria Centre and Broadmarsh Centre offer hours of indoor shopping. The Market Square is perfect to hang out in, either by the fountains in summer or around the festive market in winter.
"The city is vibrant and full of shops."
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Those with a penchant for high-style should head to the Lace market area of the city. Nottingham has a number of designer outlets to offer, including:
Vintage and boutique
The historical area of Hockley offers a range of boutiques and independent outlets selling vintage and alternative garments, retro furnishings and vinyl records galore. Try The Vintage Warehouse on Lower Parliament Street for cheap and cheerful finds.
Fine food and art
There is more to shopping in the city than fashion. The Exchange Arcade and Flying Horse Walk house beautiful artworks, gorgeous cheeses and deli treats. A Fine Food Market is held in Market Square on the third Friday and Saturday of every month.