In the early 1900s Manchester’s Oldham Street was the heart of a vibrant cotton industry. Connecting that history with Carhartt’s own is the driving force behind the design for the new shop in the Lancashire city. The location is not just a retail spot, but an art space as well. The inaugural exhibition features art work by locally based artist Guy McKinley. Store photos are provided by Mancunian lecturer Dr. Jamie Kraft.

This is the first time Carhartt has opened a retail location outside of London in the eleven years since the original Neal Street shop. Doors in Manchester open today, May 2, 2008.
See more previews of the shop after the jump.

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