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Whether you are looking to shop til you you drop, or just a small souvenir of your visit, Glasgow will be able to accomodate, from bustling shopping malls to hidden market stall.




Situated where the main thouroughfares of Buchanan Street and Sauchiehall Street converge, one of Glasgow's newest malls features three floors of shopping, two food courts, the Whisky Shop for a wee dram.

Named after wealthy Tobacco Lord Andrew Buchanan, the pedestrian thoroughfare is home to more upmarket shops, including the city's Apple Store and a flagship branch of House of Fraser.

If diamonds are your best friend or you like to be draped in gold, head to this arcade, home to more than 30 jewellers and diamond merchants, the largest selection under one roof in Scotland.

This historic East End weekend market in is a mixture of street vendors and indoor shops, where you are guaranteed to find just about anything you are after. As the song says, “Ach, The Barra’s are better!”


This East End shopping centre boasts over 70 high street shops spread out over two levels, with numerous refreshment areas, a family entertainment area and the seven screen Cineworld cinema.

Dubbed Glasgow’s “mini-Milan,” the centre is home to the UK’s first Versace store and other Italian designers, as well as a selection of beautiful statues crafted by some of Scotland’s most talented sculptors.

Recently refurbished by owner Redevco, the impressive Grade B listed building has a strong emphasis on quality and style that is mirrored in the stores and restaurants that reside within its four storeys.

This glass-roofed centre has undergone a massive redevelopment to add extra space. It is home to the Debenhams department store, and Scotland’s only branch of toy chain Hamleys.

The Brutalist building is an eyesore, but it is also home to 120 In-Shops, allowing smaller businesses to compete in a prime high street location. A good place to find unique gifts and bargains.

Argyle street stretches from The University of Glasgow to The Trongate, but the main shopping area is found where it crosses the city centre. It is home to a number of high street shops and restaurants.

The heart and soul of the West End, with a cosmopolitan feel and an eclectic mix of shops at the northern end, while the southern half is home to a vast array of restaurants, bars and cafes.

The more affluent street encompassed in Glasgow’s “Style Mile,” with upmarket designer stores, including Riss and Jigsaw, housed in some of the city’s oldest and most historic buildings.

Glasgow’s longest road stretches all the way to Loch Lomond, but the small section between the Botanic Gardens and the city is home to trendy independent boutiques, antique shops, cafes and bars.

The pedestrianised section close to the city centre is where the majority of high street stores are found, while the sloping section further west is renowned for its bars, restaurants and clubs.

Hidden amongst the coffee houses of Cresswell Lane, De Courcy’s is a tiny gem, brimming with independent traders, vintage boutiques, kitsch art and craft sellers and tasty cake bakeries.

This Saturday market, which alternates location between Queen’s Park and Mansfield Park each week, allows city dwellers to purchase fresh produce direct from those who grow it.

Every weekend, artists, photographers, craft designers and bakers gather to sell their various goods and wares under the cover of Merchant City's glorious roof, allowing you to shop and eat in the same place.

This weekend market sees a shower of independent traders and designer stalls take over the lane connecting Buchanan Street with Argyle Street, as well as the ballroom in Sloan’s Bar and Restaurant.

Wandering through this unusual West-end antique dealers is like exploring a hidden attic rich with treasures. Ideal for finding something unusual and off kilter within the organised chaos.

Use the colour tabs to explore all that Glasgow has to offer, whether it be live music, laugh out loud stand up comedy, grabbing a bargain at the markets, or tucking into a hearty meal and washing it down with a beer.

This independent science-fiction store, named after Alvin Toffer's novel, will be home to geeks everywhere, with many rare comics, books and old magazines for avid collectors and hunters.

This legendary independent music store located in the heart of the city is a haven for music lovers who were alive before MP3. They have a great collection of vinyl, CDs, T-shirts and music magazines.

Bridging the gap between a niche West-end shop and an art gallery, where you can pick up high end paintings, novel home furnishings, or small gifts such as buttons and brooches.

This small Southside boutique store features elegant and unique ornaments and cutlery, perfume, jewelry, as well as a fine selection of teas, chocolates and other goods imported from around the globe.

If meandering through piles of books is your cup of tea, a visit to this second-hand bookstore is a must. A library calm haunts the space, brimming with books in no real order, making exploring all the more fun.

These are just some of our favourite places, but Glasgow has more to offer. We follow new places on Twitter as we find out about them, and retweet any new openings or special offers, so follow us for the latest updates.



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