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Where's good for shopping in Birmingham?

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Hopasholic Tue 06-Aug-13 16:50:14

I've only been a couple of times and have spent time in the Bullring but never really been anywhere else. Is there an area with some good independent retailers/smaller shops?

Where's the main shopping area or are all the big retailers located in the Bullring?

Thanks in advance

Hopasholic Tue 06-Aug-13 19:17:00

Bullring it is then.......??????

Somethingyesterday Tue 06-Aug-13 19:25:17

Mailbox (think that's what it's called.) Slightly lacking in atmosphere but there's a cute Harvey Nichols, lots of other high end shops and BBC Birmingham. Also a rather welcome piazza area at the canal end. Different world to the Bullring.....

Hopasholic Tue 06-Aug-13 19:28:48

Thank you for that! Very helpful cheers. Last time I went I just nipped in to the bullring but I don't really like indoor shopping malls.

Somethingyesterday Tue 06-Aug-13 19:35:22

The Mailbox is very purpose built, but the shops are great. If you want something more outdoor then head to the area beyond the Icon Gallery. Its very chi-chi, lots of places to eat, quirky (gifty) shops, grass, fountains, bridges. I've heard good things about the Jewellery Quarter - but I've never been so can't comment.

Hopasholic Tue 06-Aug-13 22:02:40

Thanks something will get ogling directions and shop till I drop smile

Hopasholic Tue 06-Aug-13 22:03:56

Ogling???? That should be googling. Maybe I'll have an ogle too grin

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