In The Diary: Swatch at Manchester Arndale

Swatch Store at Manchester Arndale

So who else learnt to tell the time with a Flik Flak watch as a kid? I sure as hell did! Those colourful characters really made life a lot simpler back in the day... Quite a few years on, Swatch are still rockin' the fashionable and fun watch scene (and yes, Flik & Flak are still going strong too!)

I was invited down to the NEW Swatch store in Manchester Arndale this week, to check out all of the shiny newness - including a sneak preview of some of the super cool designs coming up this A/W. (Little clue - if you're a cat lover, you're gonna love these).

The new store is situated on the lower ground of the Manchester Arndale Mall, conveniently near Topshop, River and all my other faves. When you're a kid and looking for a watch, you don't really think about price or fashion. You just want something that's nice and colourful and does the job. Well Swatch do all this - and more. They have a HUGE range of seriously funky time pieces (see above) and I was very impressed with how reasonably priced they were?! I mean, these are quality, Swiss watches!!? Crazy.

Watch of the day: I'm not really a 'Cat fan' at all and yet I totally need this Dope Cat Watch in my life. (coming soon)

Swatch Store at Manchester Arndale
Swatch Store at Manchester Arndale

I was also pretty surprised to see that Swatch also do sunglasses - and pretty nice ones too!! Like, really nice actually.

Top Tip - The front part of the sunglasses clips off so you can change the look and colour of your frames! Amazing!!

Sneaky little #OOTD for you below: Bomber jacket - Zara, Everything else - Topshop

Swatch Store at Manchester Arndale
Swatch Store at Manchester Arndale
Swatch Store at Manchester Arndale
Swatch Store at Manchester Arndale

I was very lucky to be able to come away with a Swatch watch of my very own - I had to choose this floral red Roetli piece as it's so gorgeous (although I have to admit, I was tempted by another Flik Flak watch..) It's just £38 and is so, so comfortable to wear. I though that the rubber strap might be quite stiff, but it's really soft and lightweight.

You can shop Swatch online or in the Manchester Arndale - I'd highly recommend going into the store as you can really get a better feel for the watches sizing and quality.

Which watch is your fave??


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