Initially arriving on the damp streets of Manchester more than a decade ago, Intro is now one of the stalwart indies of the city. Providing an antidote to the yawnsville of the high street, Intro serves up a potent mix of bold knitwear, cool jackets and never-ending rails of tees (OK, they do end). Their constantly updated brand stocklist currently includes Blood Brother, Denham and Weekend Offender.
John Anthony stores first breathed to life in Swindon back in 1979. Since then, the chain has spread like very-slow-moving wildfire, with a total of six shops now occupying various southern towns and cities of England. The Bristolian version boasts a range stretching from household international brands like Burberry Brit to lesser-known up-and-comers such as Dead Legacy.
Starting out as a tailoring shop in west London, Stuarts developed into a small fashion boutique in the early ’80s, stocking brands such as Pringle and Lacoste, and has undergone further expansion since. In the past it was known for being a big draw with QPR players, and while we can’t guarantee you’ll find Joey Barton rummaging through their shelves, you’ll still find plenty of top clobber.