Afflecks Create 'Pride At Home' Kits For Super-charged Alt Pride Celebrations
As Manchester Pride can’t take to the streets this year, the city will be celebrating at home via the Alternative Pride Festival” – a whole, incredible spectrum of online content being broadcast across a variety of platforms across Pride weekend. The Gay Pride Shop (the biggest Pride and gender identity shop in the UK) and other Afflecks traders have come together to make sure that any Pride celebrations taking place at home can be as colourful and utterly fabulous as those that usually happen on our streets.
The Afflecks “Pride at Home” kit contains everything that you could possibly need for a loud, proud, festival experience in your own home. Everything in the pictured kit (below) is available from Afflecks, and the emporium is open from every day till Pride so festival revellers can explore all three floors and pick up everything pictured. From rainbow glitter and disco bum bags to snuggly socks & mug -there’s something for every stage of the weekend celebrations…
The Pride at Home Kit shopping trail…
Enter Afflecks on the ground floor via the Church Street and head straight to Luna - the first shop you’ll see straight ahead. In this independent, youth-focused festival fashion store you can pick up your key accessories:
Queer mug (bottom left)
Queer rainbow socks (in the mug)
Disco bum bag (inside the bag at front)
Love is Love earrings (on top of bum bag)
Rainbow bandana (bottom right on top of feather bower)
Next head up the stairs to the second floor and seek out American Graffiti. This vintage and fancy dress shop has been trading at Afflecks since it opened in 1982! They have a HUGE range of pre-loved party outfits and accessories, and everything you could hope for to make a fancy-dress splash. Here you can grab:
Rainbow feather bower (top right –spilling out of the bag)
Then head around to the other side of the second floor to the Gay Pride Shop… and complete the kit with key pieces for decoration of your home and face!
Rainbow Balloon (on top and at the back of the bag)
Love Is Love Bunting (on top and at the back of the bag)
Rainbow MUOBU festival glitter selection. (bottom left, in front of the bag)
And there is MUCH more available at The Gay Pride Shop... including rainbow plates, cups, facemasks, flags, banners and more.
Afflecks has always been a beacon for the LGBTQ+ community as well as a huge supporter of Pride, and the emporium is now home to the biggest Pride and gender identity shop in the UK. The Gay Pride Shop on the second floor is newly expanded (despite COVID-19) and stocks an absolute treasure trove of LGBTQ+ gifts, accessories, clothing, party gear, jewellery and more.
Afflecks even have one of the kits to give away to a lucky winner – head to their socials to enter (IG: @afflecks_manchester).
Pride might be cancelled this year –but love is not!
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