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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.


Glasgow is a shoppers paradise, with the city catering for all tastes and budgets. From the biggest high street brands to vintage wares, from one-off speciality stores to exclusive designer gear - you will find it all in Glasgow. The majority of the city's stores can be found in the city centre in Glasgow's Style Mile, where an extraordinary concentration of shops make their home. Here you will find leading individual stores as well as shopping centres and premier department stores, such as Buchanan GalleriesBuchanan QuarterSt. Enoch Centre, Ingram StreetHouse of Fraser, Princes Square and more.   

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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! For the perfect fitting suit, Glasgow's vast Slater menswear store on Howard Street is just a short stroll away. 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. 


Women can find classic names such as Monsoon, Coast and Hobbs on Glasgow's main shopping street - the pedestrianised Buchanan Street.  Huge international brands have chosen this street as the home of their flagship stores, including H&M, which occupies four floors within a townhouse, and Victoria Secrets, which opens this Autumn. Meanwhile, The White Company, has every pale and interesting lifestyle choice from luxurious loungewear to indulgent bath and body products, with other pampering options including L'Occitane, Lush and Molton Brown. For uniquely created fashion, gifts and homeware, try the Scottish Design Exchange (SDX) where 100% of the sales proceeds go directly to artists and product creators, or for kitsch accessories head to Cath Kidston.


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.

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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, bluebellgrayIona Crawford, The Lighthouse shop and Timorous Beasties.

Get more inspiration on where to shop in Glasgow in our Trip Inspiration section, featuring the city's unique boutiques, local brands, weekend markets and more.