Glasgow Scotland a Shopper’s Paradise

Glasgow, Scotland is home to some of the best shops and boutiques in Europe. One of the largest and stylish cities in the United Kingdom, it is a haven for true shopaholic. Many people travel from quite a distance to enjoy everything the city has to offer. Fondly referred to as The Style Mile, this seemingly endless square mile provides the shopping experience of a lifetime. Glasgow’s retail resume is second only to that of London, and those visiting this famous cosmopolitan area will find an endless diversity of designer outlets, boutiques and specialty stores. Casual browsers and serious shoppers alike will find whatever they are looking for in this fascinating city. For those who are first time visitors, the most difficult decision will be which store to visit first.

Glasgow Remains Popular Shopping Destination

Glasgow Remains Popular Shopping Destination

St. Enoch Centre

Europe’s largest glass building is St. Enoch Centre, and shoppers who visit it will not be disappointed. The largest shopping centre in Europe, St Enoch Centre caters for all age groups and cultures, and is proud to offer boundless diversity within its walls. Home to boutiques, department stores, and a children’s play area, time spent at St. Enoch Centre will fly.

Buchanan Galleries

Located at the intersection of the famous Buchanan and Sauchiehall Streets, Buchanan Galleries is one of the newest centres in the district. It has quick access to the M8 Motorway, and offers a 2000 space car park. Buchanan Galleries offer 80 outlets, boutique’s and department stores such as the John Lewis Department Store and Mango. Buchanan Street, known for higher end merchandise won the ‘Great Street Award” from the Academy of Urbanism in 2008.

The Italian Centre

The Italian Centre provides a feast for the eye with its lovely architecture and outdoor cafes. It is home to a vast array of boutiques offering Italian designer label fashions and accessories, and boasts the only Versace store in the entire United Kingdom. The Italian Centre is the embodiment of exquisitely defined style and quality.

The Argyll Jewellery Arcade

The popular Argyll Arcade features a covered street that is home to over 30 jewellery stores, both modern and antique. If one is looking for a gift for that special someone, or searching for an unusual antique piece of jewellery, he or she will not be disappointed in the Argyll Shopping Arcade.

Prince’s Square

The elegant and sophisticated Prince’s Square with its stunning Art Nouveau glass ceiling, and elegant decor, provides shoppers with an unparalleled diversity of elegant fashion choices. It features a variety of stores, one of a kind boutiques, and the famous Scottish Craft Centre where one can find unique hand made gifts, designed by some of the most talented craftspeople the nation has to offer.

The Sauchiehall Street Centre

This mecca of stores and boutiques offers something to please everyone, and customers will enjoy its recently remodeled surroundings and prime location. The Centre provides a wide array of ladies and gents fashions and some favorite stores such as TK Maxx and WH Smith. The Sauchiehall Street Centre will always remain a favorite of Glasgow shoppers.

Glasgow Scenery

Glasgow Scenery

Merchant Square

This famous mile is continually surprising customers with new and exciting additions, and the Merchant Square is a perfect example. This concentration of original boutiques lies east of George Square and is quickly gaining popularity due to its unusual selection of items, and unique arts and crafts outlets. Anyone searching for a one of a kind gift will surely find it in Merchant Square.

The Savoy Centre

The Savoy Center features two levels of smaller stores with an assortment of items including jewellry, discount videos and even furniture. Those looking to purchase a variety of different items but not have to walk the entire mile should visit the Savoy Centre where almost any type of merchandise can be found.

The National Association of British Market Authorities has launched a project to refurbish parts of the complex, which would include new streelighting and sidewalk benches. Plans are also in the works to refurbish some of the older buildings in the area.

It is worth mentioning that along with the concentration of designer outlets and unique stores, there are also fine restaurants and trendy bars in which one can relax and wind down from the excitement of the day. The cuisine offered throughout the Style Mile is almost as diversified as the merchandise offered in its stores, and something to please every pallet can be found.

Those who visit the fabulous Style Mile should make sure they allow more than one day for their exploration of the many designer outlets, mail shops, arts and crafts boutiques, and jewellery stores that make up this enchanting shoppers paradise. Something new is always being added to this interesting collection of upmarket retailers, and one should return often to discover the most recent additions.