Shopping

Top Choice Clothing in Merchant City

Mr Ben

This cute place is one of Glasgow's best destinations for vintage clothing, with a great selection of brands like Fred Perry, as well as more glam choices, on offer.
Market in East End

Barras

At Glasgow’s legendary weekend flea market, the Barras on Gallowgate, cheap tat rules the roost these days. But it’s still an intriguing stroll, as much for the assortment of local characters as what's on offer. Peo…
Shopping Centre in Merchant City

Princes Square

Set in a magnificent 1841 renovated square with elaborate ironwork and an exuberant metal leaf-and-peacock facade, this place has lots of beauty and fashion outlets, including Vivienne Westwood. There's a good selec…
Arts & Crafts in East End

Barras Art & Design

This workshop space for artists and designers in the heart of the Barras market area has pepped up the area. It opens as a market at weekends, when you can browse the creatives' wares and enjoy the family-friendly e…
Music in Merchant City

Monorail

This small indie record shop has a carefully curated selection of alternative and experimental rock, punk, reggae, soul and jazz. It shares a space with Mono, a vegetarian cafe, so you can browse while your food is …
Jewellery in Merchant City

Argyll Arcade

This splendid historic arcade doglegs between Buchanan and Argyle Sts. It's quite a sight with its end-to-end jewellery and watch shops. Top-hatted doorpeople greet nervously excited couples shopping for diamond rin…
Food in West End

George Mewes Cheese

This temple to cheese is a must-visit for fans of the crumbly, pungent or creamy in life. The open counter means the aromas alone will tempt you to buy, but staff are keen to offer you samples of anything to try.
Music in Merchant City

LOVEMusic

An independent record shop that stocks a good selection of vinyl and has regular in-store performances. It covers all bases but is strongest on rock, alternative and punk, with lots of Scottish bands featured.
Food & Drinks in West End

Demijohn

Unusual and intriguing, this shop is lined with large glass bottles stocking artisanal vinegars, oils, liqueurs and distillates. Try before you buy, then pick a quirky receptacle to bottle it in.
Drinks in West End

Valhalla's Goat

The selection of worldwide beers here, mostly of the small-producer variety, has to be seen to be believed. It also has an interesting wine selection and some very tasty handmade chocs.