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High street shopping

High street shopping in Glasgow

High street shopping in Glasgow

Glasgow city centre is well known for shopping. Expect flagship stores, impressive shopping centres and designer favourites all within an easily walkable area.

High street shopping

A bustling Buchanan Street, Glasgow's main pedestrianised shopping area, with lots of people and buildings on either side.

Buchanan Street is Glasgow's main pedestrianised shopping area lined with all the big names you’d expect from the great British high street including, the original House of Fraser department store – founded in Glasgow in 1849. Other top names to line the street include Apple, AllSaints and Nike.

Buchanan Street also connects Sauchiehall Street and Argyle Street, which offer big brand names too.

Argyll Arcade is one of Europe’s oldest covered shopping arcades and is now home to a stunning selection of over 30 jewellers and diamond merchants, including Laings, Omega and ROX. Visit the Argyll Arcade website to find out more.

Royal Exchange Square, known for its Instagram-worthy canopy of pretty lights, is also home to a small selection of boutique stores like Sweaty Betty and Glasgow fashion brand Forty Clothing.

Head to Ingram Street for top designer stores. Mulberry, Ralph Lauren, Bravissimo and Emporio Armani are some of the classic brands you'll find.

Shopping centres

The exterior details of Princes Square Shopping Centre on Glasgow's Buchanan Street.
  • Buchanan Galleries sits proudly at the top of Buchanan Street and is home to over 80 big brand names including, John Lewis, the LEGO Store, Victoria's Secret and The Whisky Shop. Head to Buchanan Galleries website to find out more.
  • St Enoch Centre is located at the bottom end of Buchanan Street and is best for a family-friendly shopping experience, being home to Scotland's flagship Hamleys toy store and a brand new Vue Cinema. Check out what else there is at the St Enoch Centre website.
  • Princes Square is a speciality shopping mall filled with independent boutiques and famous brands including, COS, Kurt Geiger and Kate Spade New York. It's also home to a selection of great bars and restaurants, as well as the boutique Everyman Cinema. See the full list of stores at princessquare.co.uk.

Article last updated: September 2021

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