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
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.
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.