You can spend hours shoppping in Stockport at the Merseyway Shoppping Centre with a great range of high street names. There is an undercover area with the rest sitting in the pedestranised street.
If you want to bag some bargains then you are close enough to visit the fabulous Trafford Centre with its array of shops, huge food court, 20 screen cinema, bowling, casino and bars.
You are not far from the Lowry Centre with famous brands and discount shopping and whilst you are there you have the chance to visit the art gallery or take in a show.
Stockport Markets - The historic Market Place celebrates it's 748th birthday in 2008, has almost 200 stalls selling anything from fresh fish to rolls of fabric. Stalls are housed in a Victorian Market Hall, a speciality Produce Hall and in one of the only remaining traditional street markets in the North West.