Opening Thursday 19 July, the team plan to put on a spectacle on Oldham Street

New fashion openings in the Northern Quarter are always worth noting. While it’s an exciting time for food and drink businesses in the area, the authentic spirit of the NQ depends on its broad eclectic offerings: indie food, rocking bars and unique fashion.

So, Ace & Tate will fit right in. The Amsterdam-based eyewear brand is set to open a permanent store in Manchester, making it their third retail space in the UK, and thirtieth overall.

Opening on Thursday 19 July, the new store will slot into the former Paul's hair boutique on Oldham Street, joining the likes of Carhartt as a sleek, modern outfitter. 

The store will have an ‘under construction’ theme inspired by Manchester’s redbrick buildings and constant expansion. Plus, they’ve recruited local artist Aliyah Hussain to construct a neon chandelier inspired by the chaotic and lively energy of the city.

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Local artist Aliyah Hussain wearing Ace & Tate Ace & Tate

Known for ‘revolutionising the eyewear industry’ with ‘quality frames at a nice price’, Ace & Tate have made vision-impairment more cool than inconvenient. Selling frames and sunglasses in fresh, unique styles (from horn-rimmed to hexagon shaped), Ace & Tate aim to add the finishing touches to any NQ trendsetter’s accessory arsenal. With a helpful team of assistants in-store, they promise to help customers stay true to their personal style.

Plus, the glasses are affordable. Frames start at a £98 and free eye tests will be available in store.

To celebrate the launch, they’ve photographed several Manchester creative personalities in collaboration with local magazine, Intern. Photos of DJ Paulette (pictured in green below), founder of OH OK design agency, Joe Hartley, film producer Loran Dunn and more will feature in an in-store magazine.

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Opens Thursday 19 July, Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat-Sun 11am-5pm

Find out more about Ace & Tate via their website