The centre of the city is famous as one of Britain’s largest and most interesting regional shopping centres, but outside the city centre also has a lot to offer. You can find anything from clothes shops to butcher shops or from grocers to bookshops.If you are looking for a fun shopping day out, the city of Cardiff is the best place to go. Aside from the wide variety of products and services offered by its numerous shopping centres, Cardiff is also well known for its affordable life, which means that shopping in Cardiff provides you with countless different quality products at very low prices. It is no wonder that Cardiff has been the dreamland of all shopaholics for at least the past decade. The centre of the city is famous as one of Britain’s largest and most interesting regional shopping centres, but the city also has a lot to offer outside the centre limits. You can find anything from clothes shops to butcher shops or from grocers to bookshops in the shopping centres from Canton, like Cowbridge Road East, or Roath, with the Albany Road shops.
Aside from the major stores represented in the city’s shopping centres, including names like Marks & Spencer, Vidal Sassoon, Armani, Hugo Boss and D&G, the shopping life of Cardiff also offers quality products by local companies, such as the Welsh made home goods made by famous Melin Tregwynt, a favorite of Hollywood superstars like Catherine Zeta Jones. For music lovers Cardiff can pride itself as the owner of the oldest record store in the world, Spillers Records, located in The Hayes. Shopping in Cardiff can provide you with anything you may desire, from luxury clothing by famous designers to goods for the home or from collection records to friendly puppies, all at affordable prices.
Experian Retail Ranking in a survey that included 50 shopping centres around the country ranked Cardiff the 6th best shopping centre in the United Kingdom and the best in Wales in 2003. It has everything to offer to the experienced shopper from the biggest Next in the world, huge department stores like the well known Debenhams to smaller specialized shops.
An area offering a wide range of high quality stores is located close to the centre of the city and it features names such as Hennes and Mauritz ( or as you probably know it -H&M), Vidal Sassoon, Oasis, …