Recently voted ‘Best Neighbourhood in UK & Ireland’ by the Academy of Urbanism, ultimate hipster hang-out, Glasgow’s West End, with its exquisite sandstone villas and leafy avenues is the perfect place to shop and people-watch.
Renowned for its selection of vintage stores including Glorious, Starry Starry Night and Retro, the West End is a haven for those looking for anything from an authentic NYPD jacket to a thirties ball gown.
In addition to the plethora of vintage stores, the West End also offers a variety of designer and bespoke shops including Timorous Beasties, the internationally acclaimed designers and manufacturers of wallpaper and fabrics, and Nancy Smillie, an aladdin's cave of furniture sourced from all over the world. You'll also find Charles Clinkard, an award winning family run business that have been providing quality, stylish and comfortable footwear for 90 years.
After working up an appetite, you can visit one of the many cafes and restaurants in the area, or buy quality local produce from cheesemongers, fishmongers and delis including George Mews, Bernard Corrigan and Delizique.