Sweeping from Sauchiehall Streetdown to St Enoch Square, Buchanan Street is a gracious 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, Aldo, Jones Bootmaker, Dune and Office all have branches here at the southern end. As well as a fabulous array of shoes, the magnificant Frasers, a House of Fraser store, boasts Scotland's largest and most comprehensive beauty hall set in a splendid galleried atrium and 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 classsics - and an entire floor devoted to style for men.
Buchanan Street's status as a hot fashion destination for men and women of style is further evidenced in the beguilling array of quirky labels at Urban Outfitters. Scotland's first branch of American Apparel on Nelson Mandela Place is just around the corner, while cool London fashion label All Saints, the jeans-led Italian powerhouse Diesel and iconic varsity style specialist Jack Wills all have stores close by. Crowds flock to New Look for youthful fast-fashion looks, while Spanish super-brand Zara offers runway trends at accessible prices.
There's a store entirely devoted to classic sportswear by Puma and sports giant Nike has just opened its first Scottish store. Around the corner, Greaves on Gordon Street stocks practically every sports brand in existence, while further up Buchanan Street Tiso has all-terrain gear to guarantee walkers' and snowboarders' survival in the great Scottish outdoors.