Apple will open its Manchester Apple Store in the Trafford Centre on November 19.

A note on Apple's site invited Mac users to the launch event, enticing them with free T-shirts and some "great prizes".

"Come and help us celebrate the opening of the UK's newest Apple Store, at the Trafford Centre in Manchester. On Saturday November 19 we'll have a T-shirt giveaway and you'll be able to enter our Grand Opening Sweepstake. Throughout Grand Opening Month, we'll host a variety of in-store demonstrations and workshops all free of charge," the company declares.

The first 1,100 people through the doors will receive a free Apple T-shirt. The Grand Opening Sweepstake prize is a Digital Lifestyle Collection worth £1,855. The winner wins a 20-inch iMac G5, a 4GB iPod nano, a Nikon Coolpix 5600 digital camera, a Canon MV800 camcorder and an HP PSC 1610 printer."

Apple's Trafford Centre store is at: 146 Peel Avenue, Trafford Centre, Manchester, M17 8BL.