Hurleys [Hurleys.co.uk] Hurleys is known as Manchester’s original sports shop. This family owned business was founded in 1955 and later moved into fashion in the 1980s, focusing on football fashion. Hurleys attracted customers from the United Kingdom, and the store was so popular that many people had to queue to gain entry. Hurleys is now an independent fashion retailer for men, women, and children that gained much recognition within the North West. In 2008, the Wigan Hurleys store won the ‘Best New Store’ award. With a loyalty scheme that covers more than 30,000 members, Hurley’s is still as popular as even today.