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Support Local: Glasgow's Amazing Shopping Scene Online

Glasgow is known as a shopping paradise with flagship high street stores, a thriving independent scene and popular shopping centres. Support Glasgow retailers by ordering online for home delivery or for collection as a number of click and collect services resume. Whether finding the perfect gift or a well-deserved treat for yourself, check out our list of just some of the Glasgow businesses that you can buy from right now.

Glasgow city centre - shopping centres & independents

St Enoch Centre

St Enoch Centre is known for its great family-friendly shopping experience, being home to Scotland's flagship Hamleys and the Disney Store. During this time, only a number of essential stores remain open, such as Boots, Tesco and hair salons, such as Regis Salons. Many of the centre's stores offer online shopping, including The Perfume Shop and Trespass. First established in Glasgow in 1938, Trespass has gone one to become one of the UK's most successful outdoor clothing retailers - you can order cycling, camping and outdoor gear from Trespass' online store

Buchanan Galleries

Sitting proudly at the top of Buchanan Street, Buchanan Galleries is home to over 80 big brand names including, John Lewisthe LEGO Store and Victoria's Secret. During this time, only essential stores remain open, including Holland & Barrett and Sainsbury's. Many of the stores in Buchanan Galleries are now offering click and collect, including Hollister, John Lewis & Partners and The Entertainer with many offering online shopping, such as Scottish Design Exchange.  Visit the Scottish Design Exchange website to browse the collections of locally-made, original products, with 100 % of the profits going directly to the artists and makers.

Argyll Arcade

In the year of changes, a knock-out gift of a watch, necklace or even a diamond ring may be just the right statement! The Argyll Arcade is home to specialist jewellers, such as Rox, Laings and Fraser Hart. With over 179 years of experience, the family-run Glasgow business Laings has a team of specialists available seven days a week to help with selecting that special something - visit their website for some sparkling ideas.

Princes Square

Known for its luxury fashion stores, designer brands, great dining options and boutique cinema, Princes Square houses Radley, COS, Vivienne Westwood, Kate Spade New York and Everyman Cinema, within an architectural gem of a building. Vidal Sassoon and Timothy Oulten are both currently open for appointment only under the guidelines that allow hairdressers and homeware stores to open. Meanwhile, many other stores are offering online shopping.

For more details on each, visit the Buchanan Galleries websiteSt. Enoch Centre websitePrinces Square website and Argyll Arcade website.

Glasgow independents - gifts and cards

Braw Wee Emporium  
 

For products with a Glasgow slant, try Braw Wee Emporium, which sells a carefully curated range of homewares, accessories, cards, prints, baby gifts, beauty products, food gifts, books and more, all of which have been created by Scottish producers, artists and designers. Place an online order from the Braw Wee Emporium store.

Stephen O’Neil

Artist Stephen O'Neil runs a beautifully curated gift shop in the city's south. Choose from a range of unique gift options, as well as Stephen's designs, in his unique style, which places Glasgow landmarks against bold coloured backgrounds. Visit Stephen O'Neil's website to browse collections.

Libby Walker

Every Thursday, illustrator Libby Walker is offering free delivery of her Glasgow-inspired homeware products and prints. Browse her collections at Libby's online store, which includes her popular 'lockdown life' series from last year.

Penny Black

The award-winning and independent greetings card and stationery company, Penny Black, which operates out of two Glasgow stores and an online store, is perfect for getting all of your working from home stationery, as well as cards for all occasions. Pick out cards for all occasions at www.penny-black.co.uk.

Claire Barclay Draws

The Glasgow illustrator Claire Barclay, whose work is inspired by Scottish culture and being a 'Glasgow Girl', creates jewellery, tote bags, greetings cards and customised family portraits. She also offers custom commissions and a selection of lovely lockdown cards that can be purchased on her website and sent directly to your loved ones.

The Root of Magic

The family-run store with a passion for all things magic, The Root of Magic, is open for business online.  They stock a great range of wizarding treats and are proud stockists of official Harry Potter merchandise. Visit their website to pick up a magical gift.

Maia Gifts

The independent Maia Gifts in the city centre stocks quirky and out-of-the-ordinary items. Check out Maia's online shop for gift inspiration for any occasion. They offer free delivery around Glasgow for orders over £20 and UK wide for orders over £30.

Brave Scottish Gifts 

Brave Scottish Gifts make original, unique and funny Scottish gifts and t-shirts inspired by pop-culture, scenery, history and wildlife. Visit Brave Scottish Gifts and receive free delivery on orders over £50.

A1 Toys

The independent Glasgow toy specialist, A1 Toys, is home to an incredible array of limited-edition collectables, mini-figures, board games, comics and more. Check out A1 Toys' website to order from their amazing selection.

Mackintosh at the Willow

For stunning Scottish retail ware, visit Mackintosh at the Willow’s online store for a range of products, including Siabann skincare from the Ochil Hills of Stirling and 100% superfine merino and cashmere scarves from Toshie Mackintosh’s collab with Johnstons of Elgin. Their scrummy afternoon tea can be enjoyed from home too!

Glasgow independents - home, lifestyle and fashion

Pink Poodle Boutique

The fashion and gift boutique in the west of the city, Pink Poodle Boutique, and sister store Gallus Alice have all sorts of pretty things from homeware, accessories to quirky fashion and gifts.  Until you can visit their west end stores again, you can find everything online from both stores, just visit www.pinkpoodleboutique.co.uk.

Fat Buddha

The street culture men's lifestyle brand, Fat Buddha, sells the best in urban clothes and hip trainers from their Queen Street store. Place orders at Fat Buddha's online store, with shipping worldwide and free deliveries on orders over £50.

Slaters

Opening in 1973, menswear store Slaters, now has an online store for all your suits, casual wear and formal hire needs. Did you know that this Glasgow institution on Howard Street is in the Guinness Book of Records for being the 'World’s Largest Menswear Store'? Visit Slaters' website here.

Monorail Music 

The independent record store, Monorail Music may not be able to host their gigs and serve up their amazing vegan scran right now, but they are still open online, much to the delight of vinyl enthusiasts. Browse their eclectic range of records online and place an order.

Shearer Candles

Shearer Candles, who have been creating candles in the city since 1897, have a beautiful range of candles and diffusers, ideal for relaxing during stressful times. The lifestyle candle company have also produced hand sanitiser and a limited edition 'missing you' vanilla and coconut scented candle. Visit Shearer Candles online and receive free delivery for orders over £30.

Hyndland Bookshop 

One of Glasgow's last independent book shops, Hyndland Bookshop, is operating a mail-order system to connect with book fans and get them their lockdown reads to their door. Get in touch directly with the team by emailing [email protected].

Bluebellgray

Looking to give your home a splash of fresh and floral furnishings? Check out Bluebellgray for Glasgow-designed and made homeware. From wallpaper to wall art, from curtains to cushions, they have a beautiful collection. 

Glasgow independents - sustainable shopping

Glad Rags

Sister shop to The Glad Café, Glad Rags has a great range of second hand and vintage shirts, jeans, dresses, jackets, shoes and more.  Ideal for the thrifters amongst us, Glad Rags have launched a new online store with orders shipped on Mondays and Thursdays

Little Wilderness Glasgow

For the green-fingered amongst us, Little Wilderness Glasgow offers a range of house plants to brighten up homes. Browse their carefully curated selection of plants online and check out their terrarium kits, which make lovely gifts as mini self-contained ecosystems. And for every order placed, they will plant one tree via their partnership with a not-for-profit, One Tree Planted. Click and collect or delivery are both available.

Lovesome Emporium

For handmade eco-products to help you on your sustainable journey, check out Lovesome Emporium. Based in De Courcy's Arcade in the west of the city, this little eco-haven stocks shampoo bars, bamboo toothbrushes, natural deodorants, as well as lovely bathroom sets, ideal as a gift!

Society Zero

For all things sustainable, Society Zero stock everything from stainless steel lunchboxes to reusable baby wipes. Usually appearing at Platform at Argyle Street Arches, Society Zero's well-stocked online store aims to help people start their journey towards zero waste, with easy changes that make a huge impact. 



Visit our Glasgow Now section for more inspiration on how to enjoy the city just now.

Article last updated: April 2021