Nominated by: Andrew Parker
Where: Old Bank Street
Manolo Designs was a designer clothing shop on Old Bank Street, located behind the Royal Exchange. In the advert above the model is wearing a men’s yellow cotton jacket by Dorothy Dagworthy. It was also available in beige, cream or with a cream and beige stripe and cost £53.
“It sold high quality, fashionable menswear in the 1970s: featuring Margaret Howell, Paul Smith, European designers. It was run by a lovely chap who moved to California. I loved it when my student grant came through: I could blow it on clothes at either Browns in South Molton Street, London; Manolo Blahnik, London; Paul Smith, Nottingham; or Manolo Designs, Manchester.”