Iconic homegrown footwear focused brand with a wide range of complementary clothing, from eyewear accessories to outwear essentials.

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Sunday: 11am-5pm

It’s not hard to see why Clints is bossing its social media game. Well over 130,000 people follow the brand on Insta alone, lured in by the independent, footwear-focused company’s inimitable designs, items that combine vivid imagery and unique characters, contrasted by more subtle, classic looks inspired by US street and sportswear culture. Born here in Manchester, it’s another sign of the city’s burgeoning position as a fashion centre that extends well beyond baggy trousers and visits from Chanel (not that we didn’t love both). 

OK, in truth there’s plenty at Clints to suit those after a loose fit, although not at the core of things. Starting out life as a sneaker specialist on a mission, every pair was handmade by founder Junior Clint, and things have expanded significantly since then — to the point where 2022 saw the launch of a concept store on prestigious Quay Street. In one of our favourite addresses no less: the ABC Building. Established on principles of independence, or as the man in charge might put it, “owning your shit”, the firm has long-since carved out a place for itself in and among the most talked about urban fashion houses in the UK. 

Trainers like the TRL Dominoes and Oasis reflect what you can expect in the footwear, big soles, bold lines, and more than a subtle hint of the fantastical. Elsewhere, think sharp yellow side zip jackets, understated black tracksuits, ‘phat’ denim jeans and iconic bomber coats. The list could go on, with every piece as individual as the next. Not bad for a kid with no formal training, who set about working himself, and his brand, up from the bottom. He may have grown up in Harare, Zimbabwe, and first moved to Coventry in the UK, but Clints’ is also a very Manchester story.