5 designer boutiques for shopaholics in Birmingham

In the UK, we are spoilt for choice when it comes to shopping, with most cities having a great range of designer boutiques and high street favourites, allowing us to indulge our passion for retail therapy, browsing a mixture of goods that we can afford and those we can only aspire to. Birmingham is no different.

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Birmingham is well known for its Bullring Shopping Centre and the BBC lists a whole host of facts you might not know about the centre, but the city is home to many designer boutiques too.

Shop ‘til you drop

Studio 34 bills itself as a ‘lifestyle boutique’ and stocks fashion and jewellery, as well as sophisticated items for the home. If you’re planning a special shopping trip, do bear in mind that Studio 34 is closed on a Sunday.

Flannels has been a favourite with both men and women since it opened its doors in the late nineties, offering a wide range of designer labels, such as Dolce & Gabbana and Gucci. If you have children and want to keep your little darlings on trend, you will find a great range of kids’ designer clothes too.

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On the outskirts of Birmingham, in Solihull, Dominique’s boutique hit the fashion headlines when a well know celebrity was spotted wearing one of its jackets. As well as the usual fashion lines, its range also includes sportswear.

Selfridges has been in the UK since the early 1900s and remains a firm favourite with seasoned shoppers hoping to take home a coveted yellow bag. The Birmingham store will not disappoint, with floor after floor of luxury goods.

Harvey Nichols is another upmarket department store where you can browse designer labels to your heart’s content, and for the full-on luxe experience, why not try their personal shopper and style concierge services.

Where to stay

If you’re planning to extend your visit to Birmingham and stay overnight, the city has a whole host of places to choose from. There are hotels ranging from one to five stars, or why not try serviced apartments in Birmingham, such as http://www.8waterloostreet.co.uk/, if you want a little more flexibility and privacy for your stay.

Whether you choose to stay over or not, Birmingham offers visitors a wide range of cultural and historic places of interest to visit, as well as superb shops.