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Top 12 Shopping Spots in Glasgow

Top 12 Shopping Spots in Glasgow

Ready to shop ‘til you drop? Get your wallets ready as we’ve curated a list of the best shopping spots in Glasgow!

We included markets for shoppers on a budget, vintage stores with rare finds, and savvy shopping centers for luxury goods, so you can select which one fits will satisfy your much-needed retail therapy. 

So what are you waiting for? Let’s dive in!

Barras Market


Address: 244 Gallowgate, Glasgow G4 0TT, United Kingdom

Contact Information: +44 (0)141 552 4601

At the Barras Market, shoppers on a budget, hunting for rare vintage finds, or eyeing locally made sweets and treats, can enjoy the street and indoor shopping spot that’s open every weekend from 10AM to 4PM.

With reasonable prices and a ton of stalls, the Barras Market can get crazily crowded, so we suggest visiting early in the morning for a full day out with family and friends.

Pro tip: 

The Barras Market is dog-friendly! All you need to do is ensure that your furry friend is on a lead the entire time and clean up after it.

Buchanan Galleries Shopping Centre


Address:  220 Buchanan St, Glasgow G1 2FF, United Kingdom

Contact Information: +44 141 333 9898

Buchanan Galleries Shopping Centre is located, quite literally, at the heart of Glasgow’s City Centre. So, it’s one of the premiere shopping districts in the city, and it features over 80 shops that sell clothes, furniture, toys, and food. 

There’s also a parking lot in the centre, so it would be convenient for you to deposit some of your bags before going right back to shopping!

Pro tip: 

If you’re new to Buchanan Galleries Shopping Centre, we highly suggest downloading their Centre Map, which is available on their website, to give you a better idea of what’s located on each floor.

Princes Square


Address: Princes Square, 48 Buchanan St, Glasgow G1 3JN, United Kingdom

Contact Information: +44 141 221 0324

If you’re on the hunt for a shopping center that has it all – from designer boutiques to local craft shops – it’s worth paying a visit to the 5-storey Princes Square. Built in the 1840s, the center has a ton of character, from its architecture to posh stores.

Apart from that, it even features a picturesque courtyard in the middle to rest your pretty little feet. If you need a break from shopping, Princes Square also has unrivaled dining and entertainment spots worth checking out.

Pro tip: 

If you’re taking public transportation, the closest subway stations to Princes Square are Buchanan Street and St Enochs. 

For those taking the train, Princes Square is a mere 5-minute walk from Glasgow Central and Queen St stations.

Glasgow Fort


Address: Junction 10, M8, Glasgow G34 9DL, United Kingdom 

Contact Information: +44 141 771 7777

What sets the award-winning Glasgow Fort apart from the other shopping centers on this list is its unique alfresco setup. This feature is great if you fancy some fresh air while going to their almost 100 shops.

Glasgow Fort also has virtually any store that you would need, from Ann Summers to Zara. 

The shopping center’s U-shaped design makes it relatively easy to go through all of its shops in a single trip!

Pro tip: 

Because of its outdoor design, Glasgow Fort has minimal roofing, thus is best visited when the weather is fine without any chance of rain. 

Silverburn Shopping Centre


Address: Barrhead Rd, Glasgow G53 6AG, United Kingdom

Contact Information: +44 141 880 3200

As one of the newer shopping centers on the block, Silverburn boasts a 1,500,000 sq. ft. floor area and an impressive 4,000 parking spaces for its shoppers. Thus, it’s the go-to for many Glaswegians who need anything from eyewear to jewelry. 

Apart from its great selection of over 100 shops, Silverburn also has a ton of eateries you can try out and cinemas to watch the latest flicks, among others, for a leisurely night out.

Pro tip: 

To get around the shopping center easily, the Silverburn Shopping Centre provides mobility aid through motorized and manual wheelchairs. Shoppers can borrow at no cost at the ground floor of their car park.

Argyll Arcade


Address: 30 Buchanan St, Glasgow G2 8BA, United Kingdom

Contact Information: +44 141 248 5257

Also regarded as the jewelry center of the North, Argyll Arcade should definitely be on your map if you’re on the hunt for something sparkly. 

With over 30 merchants and jewelers, this quaint Parisian-style arcade is definitely the place to be for the best selection of luxury items. In fact, you’ll find leading jewelers such as Rolex, Patek Philippe, Cartier, IWC, and Zenith, to name a few.  

For those with a fondness for secondhand or vintage items, Argyll Arcade also has a handful of merchants who offer antique jewelry and timepieces. 

Pro tip: 

The merchants and jewelers at Argyll Arcade offer professional advice about the jewelry trade, whether brand new or secondhand.

De Courcy’s Arcade

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Address: 5-21 Cresswell Ln, Hillhead, Glasgow G12 8AA, United Kingdom

Contact Information: TBC

If you like shopping outside of the box, then De Courcy’s Arcade should be up your alley. With a ton of independent shops that offer a variety of knick-knacks along with bits and bobs, it’s always a pleasant surprise when going shopping at De Courcy’s Arcade.

On top of that, it’s also a picturesque part of Glasgow culture with each shop’s vibrant and quirky decor. From eco-friendly products to vintage crockers, who knows what you’ll find at De Courcy’s Arcade?

Pro tip: 

There are several hidden gems tucked away in De Courcy’s Arcade, so it’ll take you a couple of rounds through the shops before finding stores hidden away from view.

The Italian Centre

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Address: 7 John St, Glasgow G1 1HP, United Kingdom

Contact Information: +44 141 552 6368

For those visiting the Italian Centre, you better put on your comfiest shoes and be ready to shop ‘til you drop. Having first opened in 1991, this 600,000sq. ft. Italian-style palazzo is one of the biggest in Scotland. 

Just as the name implies, you can expect to see a handful of Italian boutiques and restaurants, perfect for when you want a little wine after shopping.

Pro tip: 

Keep your eyes peeled as celebrities are often spotted shopping at The Italian Centre.

Savoy Shopping Centre


Address: Savoy Centre, 140 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3DU, United Kingdom

Contact Information: +44 141 331 2214

A mélange of outlet shops, the Savoy Centre has virtually everything you can possibly want to buy, from paintings to sweets from local and independent traders. 

Though it’s only 1-storey now, the Savoy Centre is great for some old-style feels for when you want to shop leisurely without the crowd.

Pro tip: 

The Savoy Shopping Centre has a ton of affordable cafes and restaurants for when you’ve done enough damage to your wallet from shopping. 

Loch Lomond Shores


Address: Ben Lomond Way, Balloch, Alexandria G83 8QL, United Kingdom

Contact Information: +44 1389 751031

What’s better than shopping? Shopping with a view! The Loch Lomond Shores has a breathtaking view of the surrounding water, making for a uniquely scenic shopping experience.

Aside from upscale stores, the Loch Lomond Shores also hosts a market out front with a small parade of local vendors every once in a while.

Pro tip: 

From the nearest train station, Loch Lomond Shores is a quick 10 to 15 walk away. There’s also ample free parking available.

intu Braehead


Address: King’s Inch Rd, Renfrew G51 4BN, United Kingdom

Contact Information: +44 141 885 1441

Embark on a shopping adventure that promises to delight every member of the family at intu Braehead! Housing a diverse array of over 100 stores, this dynamic shopping center goes beyond the ordinary, offering a multifaceted experience for all.

Intu Braehead stands out as a true one-stop-shop, featuring renowned brands like Apple for the latest in tech, Lush for beauty aficionados, and Build-a-Bear for the little ones. 

St. Enoch Centre


Address: 55 St Enoch Sq, Glasgow G1 4BW, United Kingdom

Contact Information: +44 141 204 3900

A bittersweet entry on this list is the St. Enoch Centre located at the core of Glasgow. Having first opened in 1989, it will soon be demolished and transformed into a mix-use center.

Nevertheless, the shopping district is still worth visiting because of its diverse selection of shops, from high-street fashion to specialty boutiques, along with dining and entertainment options. 

Pro tip: 

Stay up-to-date with ongoing sales, offers, and promotions through St. Enoch Centre’s website.

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