13 Dec Shop Til You Drop: Glasgow’s Style Mile!
Shop Til You Drop: Glasgow’s Style Mile!
We’ll be honest with you. The Glasgow weather doesn’t have us exactly enthusiastic to trudge a mile on foot every day of the year. But the one pastime that’s bound to entice us out to the city centre come rain, hail or shine is an opportunity to go shopping along the famous Style Mile. We own up – we’re self-confessed shop-a-holics. If you, like us, love to experience being spoilt for choice and finding that gorgeous new ensemble then read on to find out which are our top spots to hit on the Mile when you’re next in Glasgow.
Princes Square Mall
Voted Best Shopping Mall in Glasgow 2018, this ritzy-looking venue isn’t your average shopping mall. Not only can you look forward to seeing such luxury high-street brands as French Connection, Ted Baker and Le Creuset, you’ll also be regaled with a designer experience from the likes of Vivienne Westwood and Kurt Geiger. In addition, their food and drink options are excellent. Independent and chain restaurants are housed either in the basement – where a central open space plays host to frequent markets, fairs, fashion shows and even concerts – or on the top level of the building, where the glass roof gives diners an abundance of natural light.
Ready to pop the question? For diamonds and all that glitters look no further than Argyll Arcade. This 19th century shopping area’s architecture has remained almost untouched and is a best-loved emporium for watch and jewellery-lovers. Among the big outlets, are of course, Mappin & Webb, Ernest Jones and Omega, where you can pick out a top-notch watch or necklace for a special gift. Other retailers aren’t to be overlooked though, such as the tastefully decadent ROX Diamonds and Thrills where you can relax in the exclusive champagne bar and also Laings of Glasgow with their high calibre expertise – definitely worth their weight in gold on the advice front !
If it’s department stores like John Lewis and a big Boots you’re looking for, you’ll find it all under one huge roof at Buchanan Galleries. If you’ve made your way from the start of the Mile’s – St Enoch Square – you’re no doubt ready for a coffee at Starbucks, Costa, or John Lewis’ café. The kids will be eager to have fun at the Lego store, or you could pamper yourself to something slinky at Boux Avenue. Do stop by the bottom floor to indulge in a Krispy Kreme donut, sweet or savoury pretzel from Mr Cinnamon or sip bubble tea at MooBoo.
After all that shopping, your tired limbs will need a rest. Take a look at our regular blog to see the latest deals for the Albion Hotel and delight in the Style Mile in true Glasgow style!