Each area of Glasgow, the city centre, Merchant city and the West End has its own superb array of places to shop. Glasgow has a plethora of places to shop. Whether you are looking for big name brands or unique independent shops, Glasgow has an abundance of shopping outlets to suit your taste and budget.
For serious, committed shoppers the idea of hunting down specialist boutiques, offbeat curios and vintage shops is very appealing, especially in a new city. Below are a list of laneways and locations dotted around Glasgow that are sure to tick all the boxes.
One of the UK’s oldest markets, every weekend you’ll see crowds weaving through indoor and outdoor stalls, hunting down a bargain. Open Saturdays and Sundays, The Barras is much about entertainment as shopping, due to the great banter you’ll hear amongst the locals.
This shop is a treasure trove of one-off items that scream unique. Elegant artisan products and greeting cards adorn the shelves, amongst many other tempting items. We challenge you to leave the stop empty handed.
Shopping in Glasgow is part of everyday life (excuse the pun) Most recognisable flagstreet stores are easily found in shopping centres dotted around the city including Princes Square, St. Enoch Centre, Buchanan Galleries and the Arygyll arcade. It is highly unlikely that Glasgow won’t have your favourite somewhere open somewhere in the city.
Shopping at Princes Square is a very pleasant experience indeed. The building itself is elegant and represents what you can expect to see inside. Located on Buchanan Street, make your way through the courtyard, first and second floors before reaching the terrace and roof terrace, where you can enjoy a coffee break or well-deserved snack.
Braehead shopping centre has new stores opening on a regular basis and can certainly claim to be one of the more popular places to show in Glasgow shopping centres in Glasgow. Something to note is the introduction of their ‘quiet hour’ on the first Tuesday of each month, from 10-11am to cater for shoppers who may require an autism friendly environment.
Located just off the M8, east of Glasgow, Glasgow Fort is easy to get to by car or public transport. The A-Z of shops include 100 of Scotland’s most popular retail stores. Eat, drink and shop here to your hearts content.
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.