Glasgow is known as a shopper's paradise, but not only does the city have the big high street brands and stunning malls, it's also a place that's ideal for vintage shopping. From retro glamour to granny chic this city is awash with eclectic vintage stores. So to get you started, here's some of our top picks of the vintage shops in Glasgow!
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Located in the Southside of the city Glad Rags is a not for profit vintage store that has a great selection of men and women’s clothing and accessories. With new stock arriving all the time, you're bound to find something "new". And if you're ready for refreshment after all that rummaging around, pop next door to the Glad Café, the sister cafe to the shop.
The Glasgow Vintage Company
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The Glasgow Vintage Company is located in Kelvinbridge in the city’s West End. Shop owners Gavin and Mari O’Brien have selected an extensive range of unique clothing from the 1950s to the 1980s for men, women and children and you have over two floors of vintage attire to enjoy!
The Glasgow Vintage Co. has a sister store in New York City's East Village!
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Glorious is also in the West End on Great Western Road. They have a big selection of second-hand clothing from all your favourite high street stores, with a variety of bags, shoes, scarves, jewellery as well as a collection of vintage clothing.
Granny Would Be Proud
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Although not strictly a vintage shop, Granny Would Be Proud is an indoor market that has been running for a number of years helping to promote ‘local talent and smart shopping with soul’.
Mr Ben Retro Clothing
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Mr Ben Retro Clothing can be found in Glasgow's Merchant City. Having established itself as one of the most well stocked vintage stores, there's classic, designer and labelled clothing and accessories from a variety of decades, meaning you'll be spoilt for choice.
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Located just along the road from the Glasgow Vintage Co. is Retro on Otago Street just off Kelvinbridge. Their selection of men and women’s vintage clothing ranges from tail coats to evening dresses, alongside a huge choice of clothing and vintage accessories, jewellery and even bedding.
Retro Clothing is one of the UK’s longest established vintage clothing shops.
Starry Starry Night
Established in 1986, you'll find Starry Starry Night along the cobbled Dowanside Lane just off Byres Road in the city’s West End. This traditional boutique has a collection of treasures from years gone by! Their wealth of vintage items include antique clothing that dates back to the Victorian and Edwardian era right through to the 1980’s. Alongside the amazing clothing, the store also stocks textiles, jewellery, handbags and more.
The City Retro Fashion
The City Retro Fashion vintage store can be found on King Street in the Merchant City. They have a fab variety of men and women’s vintage clothing on offer, from baseball sweaters to wedding dresses and so much more, including a range of accessories.