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From Dusty to Trusty Glasgow’s 10 Antique Shops for Vintage Glory

From Dusty to Trusty: Glasgow’s 10 Antique Shops for Vintage Glory

Let me spin you a yarn about the time I almost became the proud owner of a haunted Victorian mirror. The shopkeeper, with a gaze that could tell a thousand tales, swears this mirror could show me the future (spoiler alert: it didn’t!).

All I’m trying to say is that Glasgow is dotted with these corners of curiosities—you know, they’re kind of like the time machine, minus the wacky inventor and flux capacitor. 

So, if you, like me, have a penchant for objects with a bit more backstory than your average IKEA catalogue item, you’re in for a treat with my Glasgow antique shops list.


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Address: Dowanside Ln, Glasgow G12 9BZ, United Kingdom 

Contact details: +44 141 341 0007

Operating hours: 

  • Tuesday to Saturday – 11 AM to 5:30 PM
  • Sunday and Monday – 1 PM to 5:30 PM

Cost: £-££

Relics on Downside Lane is a treasure trove of rare antiques, vintage items, and collectibles. The place has an eclectic range of pieces from various eras—furniture, guitars, art, or ceramics—so there is always something to catch your eye.

Be it spotting an Art Deco lamp on one visit or stumbling upon a set of Edwardian silver the next, Relics is ideal for finding those unique accent pieces that give a home character.

Pro tip: Especially on Saturdays, the shop can get quite busy, so it’s best to plan your visit in the early morning before the rush hits.

Ruthven Mews

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Address: Athole Gardens, Glasgow G12 9BQ, United Kingdom

Contact details: +44 7759 693463

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Saturday – 11 AM to 5:30 PM
  • Sunday – 12 PM to 5 PM

Cost: £-££

Ruthven Mews, situated in Athole Gardens, specializes in art and homeware from the 20th century, often providing a fantastic choice for those interested in retro or mid-century pieces.

Whether you’re looking for a new stylish lamp, candle holder, or an eye-catching coffee table, this shop offers a rich variety of items that can add a flair of vintage to your home.

Pro tip: The layout here is quite unique, so make sure you’ve got time to explore each nook and cranny. You never know what you might find tucked away!

Vintage Horizons


Address: 201 Gallowgate, Glasgow G1 5DY, United Kingdom

Contact details: +44 7752 658045

Operating hours: 

  • Wednesday to Friday – 10:30 AM to 4 PM
  • Saturday – 9 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Sunday – 9 AM to 4 PM

Cost: £-££

Gallowgate’s Vintage Horizons is a vintage enthusiast’s paradise, offering everything from clothes and accessories to homeware and furniture. Expect to come across camera lamps, ceramic mugs, cufflinks, and even some original artwork.

The scope and variety of items are impressive, so it’s almost impossible that you’ll leave empty-handed.

Pro tip: Don’t forget to check their social media pages regularly. They often post about new arrivals, giving you the chance to nab some great vintage items before they’re snapped up.

Finnieston Antiques Centre


Address: 1103 The Hidden Ln, Argyle St, Finnieston, Glasgow G3 8AZ, United Kingdom

Contact details: +44 141 237 8420

Operating hours: 

  • Monday and Tuesday, Thursday and Friday – 11 AM to 5 PM
  • Wednesday and Sunday – 12 PM to 5 PM
  • Saturday – 11:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Cost: £-££

Finnieston Antiques Centre has a profound love for the charm of bygone eras. Specialising in Georgian, Victorian, and early 20th-century items, this vast emporium hosts a multitude of dealers offering a dizzying array of antiques.

Here, you’ll find an eclectic mix of items, from elegant silverware, and luxurious rugs to jewellery and ornate lamps that could light up your life (literally). They also have an assortment of war memorabilia and rustic tools.

Pro tip: Make sure to set aside some time for this visit, as the centre’s maze-like rows of stalls are incredibly easy to lose track of time in.

Antique Cave


Address: 192 Woodlands Rd, Glasgow G3 6LN, United Kingdom

Contact details: +44 7875 554560

Operating hours: 

  • Monday and Tuesday, Thursday to Sunday – 11 AM to 6 PM

Cost: £-££

Antique Cave is known for its diverse collection of items from various periods and styles. The shop has particular expertise in antique jewellery, paintings, ceramics, and rugs, making it the go-to place for those specific items.

They also have a range of silverware and glassware that could elevate your dining experience or make unusual and attractive gifts.

Pro tip: If you have an old item you’re looking to sell or that you’re simply curious about, take it along. The staff are experts at valuing antiques and will give you a fair price for your item.


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Address: 12 Otago St, Glasgow G12 8JH, United Kingdom

Contact details: 44 141 334 2848

Operating hours: 

  • Tuesday to Friday, Sunday – 12 PM to 5 PM
  • Saturday – 11 AM to 5 PM
  • Sunday – 12 PM to 5 PM

Cost: £-££

Authentics is a place where you’re as likely to find a stunning Victorian-era mahogany chest as you are a sleek, mid-century modern chair. You’ll find everything from some vintage posters and map collections to classic furniture pieces and clothing.

The owners are passionate about what they do, and it shows in the care given to each piece. 

Pro tip: Authentics doesn’t have an active social media presence, so don’t rely on your feed for their latest finds. The real magic happens when you step inside the store.

Guild Antiques & Restoration


Address: 265 Renfrew St, Glasgow G3 6TT, United Kingdom

Contact details: +44 141 230 7845

Operating hours: 

  • Tuesday to Friday – 10 AM to 6 PM
  • Saturday – 10 AM to 5 PM

Cost: ££

Guild Antiques & Restoration specialises not just in selling antiques but in bringing them back to life, so this shop offers a dual thrill. The restoration aspect means that you can also bring in your cherished antiques for a touch-up or a complete overhaul.

The shop features an eclectic mix that spans refined fabrics, furniture, cushions, curtains, and more, offering something for every taste and decor style.

Pro tip: If you own an antique that needs some TLC, bring it in when you visit. The staff can provide an assessment and quote for restoration services, giving you a clear idea of how you can bring your piece back to its prime.

Vintage & Retro

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Address: 567 South St, Glasgow G14 0QX, United Kingdom

Contact details: +44 7803 235651

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Saturday – 10 AM to 5:30 PM
  • Sunday – 11 AM to 5:30 PM

Cost: £-££

Vintage & Retro stands out for its dedication to, of course, vintage and retro collectibles, and walking in here is like walking into a time capsule, I’m telling you. 

They’ve got an insane selection of retro furniture that could make any home look like a set from a 60s movie, alongside vintage mirrors and more. Prices are reasonable, and the array of items means you’re likely to find a great deal on something unique.

Pro tip: Remember to pay attention to the shop’s website for announcements on new arrivals and special events. They sometimes hold sales and themed events, which are perfect for scoring excellent deals and having a great time.

Jeremy Sniders Antiques


Address: 158 Bath St, Glasgow G2 4TB, United Kingdom

Contact details: +44 141 230 3961

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Saturday – 11 AM to 5 PM

Cost: £-££

Jeremy Sniders Antiques takes a classic approach to antiques, offering an exquisite selection. Here, quality and rarity are the keys, with a focus on silver, gold, porcelain, ceramics and furniture from notable periods.

The knowledgeable staff elevates the experience, ready to share the stories behind their remarkable pieces, making each visit educational as well as enjoyable.

Pro tip: If you’re looking for something specific, don’t hesitate to ask. They offer a finder service where they can help track down that special item on your wish list.

Randall’s Antiques & Vintage Centre

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Address: 32 Stevenson St, Glasgow G40 2SB, United Kingdom

Contact details: 

Operating hours: 

  • Saturday and Sunday – 9 AM to 4 PM

Cost: £-££

Randall’s Antiques & Vintage Center is a bustling market-like spot that houses a collective of dealers. 

They have an impressive selection of vinyl records, vintage pieces of furniture, clothing, ceramics, paintings, and jewellery that are full of personality. 

Pro tip: Don’t forget to allocate plenty of time for your visit to Randall’s. With so much to see, rushing through would mean missing out on potential finds.

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