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Shopping in Glasgow

Glasgow is reputedly second only to London in terms of the quantity and quality of places to spend your cash.
 
The main shopping area in the city centre is formed by the Z-shaped and mostly pedestrianized route of Argyle, Buchanan and Sauchiehall streets. Along the way you'll find Princes Square, the city's poshest malls, plus major department stores such as M&S, Debenhams and John Lewis and branches of high-street chains including Hugo Boss, Gap, Karen Millen and Urban OUtfitters. The Buchanan Galleries, a bland complex built around John Lewis offers some high-fashion budget stores.
 
Otherwise, make for the West End - or the Merchant City, with its chichi and pricey Italian Centre for some imported glamour, or home grown Cruise for designerwear on Ingram Street. In general the Merchant City and West End have more eccentric and individual offerings - the latter being the place to head for secondhand and antiquarian book shops. 
 
Argyll Arcade
One of Britain’s oldest covered shopping arcades, built in 1827.

Argyll Arcade is a covered street which has the biggest selection of  32 jewellers shops all under one roof. John Baird takes the credit for its ornate iron-framed hammerbeam roof which is as pleasing to the eye as the glittering contents of the shop window displays. The L-shaped arcade was built in 1904 and to this day houses an array of local jewellery designers' shops as well as antique jewellers' shops.

Address:
30 Buchanan Street
Glasgow
Scotland, UK

Opening Times:
Monday-Saturday, 10.00am to 5.30pm
Sunday, 12.00pm – 5.00pm
T  +44 (0)141 221 6680

Merchant Square Indoor Shopping
Situated in the area east of George Square in the city centre which used to be the hub of the trade generated by the city's rich 'Tobacco Lords' lies the Merchant Square shopping retreat. With exclusive shops, restaurants and bars this indoor shopping centre is fast becoming one of the most sought out destinations for shoppers looking for a refreshingly relaxed and retail experience. The square offers small arts and crafts outlets ideal for the visitor looking for a unique gift to take home.

Address:
71-73 Albion Street
Glasgow
Scotland, UK

T  +44 (0)141 552 5908

F  +44 (0)141 552 0895

W  Merchant Square  

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