The wider area enjoys some significant retail opportunities across Manchester, Leeds and Sheffield (Meadowhall). Then you will find many local and often artisan or craft type shops nearby or further into the Peak District National Park.
Meadowhall is the modern retail complex built on the outskirts of Sheffield and very visible from the M1 motorway. Further details at www.meadowhall.co.uk.
The intu Trafford Centre is an extensive retail park at Manchester M17 www.intu.co.uk/traffordcentre. Manchester Arndale centre is an earlier build of retail centre opposite Selfridges and Harvey Nicholls. Further details at www.manchesterarndale.com.
The Manchester Fort shopping centre has some 1200 car parking spaces and further details of the retail offer can be found at www.manchesterfort.co.uk.
Leeds has a Victorian quarter and the Grand Arcade with retail opportunities and the Trinity facility with 120 shops/restaurants etc. Further details at www.trinityleeds.com.
There are a host of smaller towns with different offerings, some of which are very much stone built traditional areas where you may find interesting delicatessen or other artisan type shops. Holmfirth and Saddleworth both have things to offer in this style or in eateries/restaurants. Travelling to Saddleworth from the lodges you pass on the right a large national chain supermarket and a few smaller shops en route.