An emporium of homeware, art and interior wonders open once a month for curated showcases based on individual themes

Cakebread Street, Manchester, M12 6HS

By appointment only

Manchester has some incredible shops spread across the city, and even more when you factor in the other nine boroughs of the metropolis. We’d say PitchNø.12 ranks up there with the most inimitable and unforgettable. An elevated, design-led haven for a vast range of vintage, this is the place to come for “handsome mid-century sideboards, Ercol chairs, Ladderax shelving, quirky art prints and great vintage lighting,” as Poppy and Ginny put it. 

Owners of this emporium of “I wants”, they were previously “hawking their wares at the Vintage Home Show at Victoria Baths, and the Big Leeds Flea Market, as well as other fairs across the UK”. That means plenty of experience in sourcing, salvaging, unearthing and tracking sought-after homewares and more. Now established in Ardwick, an area with the kind of warehouse buildings that provide an ideal home for antique store, where things differ here is the impeccable attention to detail and concepts that drive the displays on the other side of that shuttered door. At PitchNø.12, we’re talking eye-catching pyramids of iconic chairs, mini-galleries of original pieces, and living room setups comprising rarities from the 1950s, 60s and 70s. 

Check their Instagram if you don’t believe us, you’ll be following in no time. Back to IRL, and the deceptively large Ardwick unit is open to the public once a month. Backing up everything we’ve already said, when customers are invited inside there’s a different theme each time, with the focus on new pieces that have been added to the stock since during the preceding four weeks. Discounts and collaborations also make up part of these rather unique events. If you simply can’t wait, though, private viewings are available by appointment, so get in touch on socials to arrange a time that suits. Without question a one-of-a-kind, it’s an interior designer’s dream and a homeowner’s new favourite shop.