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About Us

We are an independent lifestyle store in the heart of Stockport Old Town, Greater Manchester.

Having spent over 30 years in retail, working for prestigious stores such as Flannels, Harvey Nichols, Selfridges and latterly Harveys of Halifax, redundancy has given me the chance to follow a dream and open up my own store. 

As a resident of Stockport it was the only place considered to open. 

The chosen unit was a former hairdressers on Lower Hillgate, close to the famous Robinsons brewery. 

There will be a forever changing mix of brands and products to suit customer needs, some will be well known to you, others will be coming to Stockport for the first time. 

We will listen to you, all feedback is welcomed. If you have an idea, or want to see us stock a certain brand or product, please let us know. 

From time to time your online order may turn up in a re-used box, this is us trying to do a little bit to help the environment, but don’t worry, the product inside will be perfectly new. 

The store will be relaxed, come and have a browse, safely, under current restrictions and take your time. There should be something for everyone.   

I look forward to welcoming you all at Old Town General Store very soon....


*update November 2022

we have recently moved to a new, larger premises on Great Underbank in Stockport. Now trading from over 2000sq ft of space, we now have a footprint large enough to display goods as they should be shown. Improved fitting room facilities will enhance service levels. 


May 2023

The Guardian and Observer magazine named Old Town General Store as one of the top 20 independent boutiques in Great Britain and Ireland. This is a huge accolade for us after only 36 months trading.

February 2024 we hosted our very first listening party with Bob Stanley and Jason Wood to launch the eclectic compilation Fantastic Voyage on independent label Ace Records. 

In March 2024 planning permission was submitted to rebuild the shop front with a new, modern contemporary look as well as luxury apartments on the upper floors. Work is due to begin before the end of 2024