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 Galleries, Buchanan Quarter, St. Enoch Centre, Ingram Street, House of Fraser, Princes Square and more.
Over 200 stores, many exclusive to the Style Mile are open until at least 7pm every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and on a Thursday most stores are open till 8pm.
"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
Menswear specialists along Ingram Street include preppy casualwear brand GANT, German über-brand Hugo Boss and casual wear giant Timberland. Heilan' laddies can be outfitted in traditional tweeds and tartans at MacGregor & MacDuff Scottish specialists. For distinctive shirts, try TM Lewin or Thomas Pink on Royal Bank Place. Streetwear aficionados are also well catered for by Fat Buddha on Queen Street, with customers travelling from all over Scotland just to pay them a visit!
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.
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 Kidston 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, and 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 also 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.
Glasgow is a city bursting at the seams with creativity, style and entrepreneurial spark so it’s no surprise that it's home to a number of established and emerging designers and brands from the world of fabrics and product design. You can pick up Glasgow designed pieces and products from designers and retailers including; Anta, bluebellgray,the Glasgow School of Art Shop**, Iona Crawford, The Lighthouse shop and Timorous Beasties. **Following a major fire in the Mackintosh Building on the 15 June 2018, The Glasgow School of Art visitor centre, shop and exhibition spaces in the neighbouring Reid building are currently closed to visitors. Mackintosh at the GSA Tours and Mackintosh’s Glasgow Walking Tours will cease to operate during this closure period. For upcoming events, lectures and degree shows at The Glasgow School of Art, view their events calendar.**