EXCLUSIVE: Harrington & Hallworth to open in central Manchester


Harrington & Hallworth is opening its first boutique in central Manchester next year.

The luxury watch and jewellery retailer currently has two stores in the Manchester satellite towns of Ashton-under-Lyne and Wilmslow (pictured), plus a fashion jewellery and watch store named Alfred Peters, also in Wilmslow.

Harrington & Hallworth is a finalist in the Independent Luxury Retailer of the Year category of the WatchPro Awards, which take place in London on October 26.

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The central Manchester boutique will occupy the unit at 1 King Street, which is being vacated by Boodles.

Boodles is moving to larger premises at 13-15 King Street, one of the largest corner units in the city’s most upmarket shopping districts.

Luxury watch shops in Manchester have benefited from an influx of foreign tourists this summer, taking advantage of the week pound to purchase high end pieces priced up to 25% less than they would find in their own countries.

Retailers including Harrington & Hallworth, Boodles and Hancocks, which will all compete for business from Kings Street once the reshuffle of premises is complete, are also benefiting from the closure last year of The Watch Gallery within Selfridges Manchester.

Peter Harrington, co-owner of Harrington & Hallworth, told WatchPro that he could not give a precise date for the opening of its central Manchester boutique because it was waiting for Boodles to complete its move.

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