Cities and shopping pretty much go hand in hand. Glasgow is no different and packs a mighty punch to when it comes to giving shoppers what they want. Day trippers and visitors to Glasgow are astounded by the range retail options to choose from. Merchant city is where you’ll find designer clothing, jewellery and homeware shops, chic shop windows and elegant department stores.
The “Style Mile” Glasgow has an extensive choice of shopping outlets including high street stores and small shopping arcades. The streets around this area include Buchanan Street, Sauchiehall Street, Argyle Street, and Ingram Street and are pedestrianised for the most part.
There is something so satisfying about finding quality, independent shops in a city like Glasgow. Not only are you supporting a small business, but you feel as if you are bringing a little bit of Scotland back home with you. Some of our favourite places to shop local include Head for The Hidden Lane, 28 Langside and De Courcy’s Arcade. More info below.
You’ll hear about a well-known market called ‘The Barras’ that opens every weekend in the east end of Glasgow. A visit here is as much about people watching as it is shopping. Between the banter and the bargains, it is an entertaining shopping experience.
Shopping is national pastime in Glasgow, and you’ll find all your favourite high street shops located in centres including Buchanan Galleries, St. Enoch Centre, Princes Square and the Arygll arcade which is home to over thirty jewellers and diamond merchants.
This out-of-town shopping centre has everything in one place with 100 retail stores, food and drink outlets and a cinema. If you are bringing the car that’s Ok as there is plenty of parking onsite.
Braehead shopping centre is easy to access from Glasgow and is a popular choice for shoppers. Weekly, it runs an autism aware quiet hour and works with Alzheimer Scotland to support people living with ill health.
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.
Depending on where you are travelling to and from, another shopping centre on the outskirts of Glasgow is Silverburn. Here is where you’ll find your favourite stores and fashion brands in Glasgow.