Shopping

With over 1,500 shops, Glasgow is a shopper's paradise, recognised as the second largest retail centre in the UK and home to the best shopping experience outside London's West End.

Shopping

The biggest brands and major retailers can be found in Glasgow's Style Mile - the square in the very centre of Glasgow which houses an extraordinary concentration of shops. There's a great selection of outlets in Glasgow's Style Mile with malls, independent boutiques, designer stores, and one off-speciality shops including: Buchanan GalleriesBuchanan QuarterSt. Enoch Centre, Ingram StreetHouse of Fraser, Princes Square and more.   

Over 200 stores, many exclusive to the Style Mile are open until 7pm every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

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"Boasting the UK's largest retail phalanx outside London, Glasgow is a shopaholic's paradise. The 'Style Mile' around Buchanan St, Argyle St and Merchant City is a fashion hub, while the West End has quirkier, more bohemian shopping options." Lonely Planet: Great Britain 

Guys

Menswear specialists along Ingram Street include the German ├╝ber-brand Hugo Boss and casual wear giant Timberland. Heilan' laddies can be outfitted in traditional tweeds and tartans at Hector Russell Kiltmaker. For distinctive shirts, try TM Lewin or Thomas Pink on Royal Bank Place.

Glasgow's vast Slater menswear store on Howard Street is just a short stroll away. But guys and girls more thrilled by tech toys than designer threads will love Buchanan Street's vast Apple store, housed in an imaginative reconfiguration of a former gentleman's club. 

Girls

In addition to the sassy style of Wish Boutique, women can find classic names including Monsoon, Coast and Hobbs - while The White Company, has every pale and interesting lifestyle choice from luxurious  loungewear to indulgent bath and body products. More pampering potions are available nearby at L'Occitane, Lush and Molton Brown.  Cath Kidson offers a range of kitsch accessories.

Hair and beauty

Glaswegians know that style doesn't stop at a garment's neckline. No fashion look is complete without help from a great hairdresser and the style mile  boasts a plethora of award-winning salons. In the Merchant City alone, you'll find L'Oreal Colour Trophy winner, Alan Edwards on Wilson Street, every aspect of the Aveda lifestyle at James Dun's House on Hanover Street.  In the vicinity of Buchanan Street are the salons of cult cutters Vidal Sassoon in Princes Square and Rainbow Room International has branches in Royal Exchange Square, George Square and Buchanan Street.

As well as maintaining a reputation for cutting edge style, Toni & Guy on St. Vincent Street also has a day spa. The Beauty Store in Royal Exchange Court is the go-to place for facials and expert eyebrow-shaping, while Nailzone branches on Queen Street and Hope Street do a great manicure.

 

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