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Sweeping from Sauchiehall Street down to St Enoch Square, Buchanan Street is the city's main pedestrian boulevard lined with architectural gems and some of the city's finest shopping.
Shoe aficionados are especially spoilt for choice. Leading footwear brands, Russell & Bromley, Dune and Office all have branches here at the southern end. Also at the southern end is the magnificant House of Fraser store, boasting Scotland's largest and most comprehensive beauty hall set in a splendid galleried atrium with a dazzling selection of luxury brand accessories including in-store boutiques for Hermes, Gucci, Prada, Mui Mui and Anya Hindmarsh. You'll also find an extraordinary variety of womenswear collections, from edgy streetwear to consummate classics - and an entire floor devoted to style for men. The original House of Fraser store is an absolute must-visit at Christmas time, when the entire atrium is light up with cascading display of christmas lights.
Buchanan Street's status as a hot fashion destination for a-la-vogue men and women is further evidenced in the variety on offer, including quirky hipster favourite Urban Outfitters, cool London fashion label All Saints, the jeans-led Italian powerhouse Diesel and iconic varsity style specialist Jack Wills. Crowds flock to New Look for youthful fast-fashion looks, while Spanish super-brand Zara offers runway trends at accessible prices.
Sports and outdoor enthusiast are also spoilt for choice. There's a store entirely devoted to classic sportswear by Nike, whilst around the corner, Greaves on Gordon Street, stocks practically every sports brand in existence. Head further up Buchanan Street and find everything you need to guarantee walkers' and snowboarders' survival in the great Scottish outdoors at Tiso and The North Face.