Glasgow has a plethora of places to shop! You can literally find shops of all kinds, big and small, high street and independent, dotted throughout the city. The Merchant city is the place to go for designer stores, quality jewellery and homeware shops, and high-end department stores.
Glasgow’s Style Mile” is so called due to the sheer volume of shops including well known stores and various shopping arcades. Shopping streets include Buchanan Street, Sauchiehall Street, Argyle Street, and Ingram Street and all are generally closed to traffic for ease of getting around.
So many cities now offer the same high street names that shopping can occasionally lose its appeal. If you are drawn to unusual, quality independent shops, Glasgow will not disappoint.
Top of our list of where to go to get the best of Scottish arts, crafts and interesting clothing and gifts include The Hidden Lane, 28 Langside and De Courcy’s Arcade. More info below.
The Barras is a Glaswegian institution that has survived years of change and remains popular with locals and visitors looking for a bargain. Be prepared for some great banter with the locals along the way! Open every weekend at the east end of the city.
Who needs an excuse to go shopping? Retail therapy is back with a bang on the high street and in Glasgow there are dozens of well-known high-street names located in well populated shopping centres including St. Enoch Centre, Princes Square, Buchanan Galleries and the Argyll arcade which is especially well known for jewellers and diamond merchants.
The Glasgow style mile is often mentioned when the subject of shopping in Glasgow comes up. It refers to an area filled with shopping centres and flagship stores centred around Buchanan Street, Argyle Street and Sauchiehall Street. The area offers everything a savvy shopper could want to buy.