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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 and even outdoor gear.
Market in East End

The Barras

Glasgow’s legendary weekend flea market, the Barras on Gallowgate, is a fascinating mixture of on-trend openings and working-class Glasgow. Genuine old stalls flogging time-faded glasses, posters and DVDs that you'd…
Arts & Crafts in East End

Barras Art & Design

This workshop zone for artists and designers in the heart of the Barras has helped pep up the area and bring a new wave of folk in. It's a lovely covered courtyard with a bar, cafe and restaurant, as well as pop-up …
Vintage in East End

Randall's Antique & Vintage Centre

This is a real treasure trove of the once loved, the tacky, the tawdry, the magnificent and the curious from the not-so-recent past. It's an excellent set-up with several sellers and a top spot to browse. Don't take…
Adult in Merchant City

Luke & Jack

With very friendly staff and a range of saucy items that you might not want your mother to see, this is a favourite with the gay community – it's in Pink Triangle central – but there's plenty here for everyone, from…
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…
Market in Central Glasgow

Super Market

This twice-monthly market in the atmospheric Arches space inside Central station has a wide selection of stalls covering handcrafts, small independent clothing retailers and vintage gear. Food is on hand courtesy of…
Jewellery in Merchant City

Argyll Arcade

This splendid historic arcade doglegs between Buchanan and Argyle Sts and has done since before Victoria reigned. It's quite a sight with its end-to-end jewellery and watch shops. Top-hatted doorpeople greet nervous…
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 space with Mono, a vegan cafe, so you can browse while your food is prepare…
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 you would …