(Glasgow, Scotland, UK)
As the United Kingdom's second-largest retail shopping centre, Glasgow has many hundreds of independently owned stores selling all kinds of Scottish goodies. Familiar high-street names are also to hand and include the likes of Debenhams, House of Fraser, John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, Matalan, Primark and TK Maxx, amongst many others.
Glasgow really does offer a world-class shopping experience and attracts many upmarket names, such as Gianni Versace, who located his first British store in the city's Italian Centre. Other major areas here include Buchanan Street, Ingram Street, King Street, Bath Street, John Street and along the Dowanside Lane area.
Most shops in Glasgow open seven days a week, throughout the year, opening around 09:00 until 17:30 or later. On Sunday, shopping hours are generally shorter than the rest of the week.
High Street Shops and Department Stores
- 23rd Precinct - 23 Bath Street
- Cruise - 180 Ingram Street
- Debenhams - 97 Argyle Street
- Dr Jives - 111 to 113 Candleriggs
- Dunnes Stores - 222 Sauchiehall Street
- Gallery III - 25 King Street
- House of Fraser - 21 to 45 Buchanan Street
- Inhouse - 24 to 26 Wilson Street
- John Lewis - Buchanan Galleries
- Marks and Spencer - 2 to 12 Argyle Street
- Matalan - 41 Jamaica Street
- Primark - 56 Argyle Street
- Starry Starry Night - 19 to 21 Dowanside Lane, West End
- TK Maxx - Sauchiehall Centre, 179 Sauchiehall Street
Shopping Centres and Arcades
Buchanan Galleries Shopping Centre
Address: 220 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, G1, Scotland
Tel: +44 (0)141 333 9898
The Buchanan Galleries one of the city's most impressive retail centres and offers everything you could possibly want, including many large chain-stores and smaller independent shops. The Buchanan Galleries is situated in the heart of central Glasgow.
Open hours: Monday to Wednesday, Friday and Saturday - 09:00 to 18:00, Thursday - 09:00 to 20:00, Sunday - 11:00 to 17:00
Decourcy's Shopping Arcade
Address: Cresswell Lane, off Cresswell Street, West End, Glasgow, G2, Scotland, UK
Decourcy's Arcade is a trendy spot with a interesting mixture of different shops. This popular arcade is located in the West End of Glasgow, close to the city centre.
Tel: +44 (0)141 334 6673
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 10:00 to 17:00, Sunday - 12:00 to 17:00
Address: 7 John Street, Glasgow, G1, Scotland, UK
Tel: +44 (0)141 552 6368
This compact complex includes a number of boutiques, cafés and bars. Full of many colourful characters, the Italian Centre can be found in the city centre.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 08:00 to 18:00
Princes Square Shopping Centre
Address: 48 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, G1, Scotland, UK
Tel: +44 (0)141 221 0324
The centrally located Princes Square is of great local significance. The city's remarkable revival and transformation started with the building of this complex, which houses mainly upmarket shops and outlets.
Open hours: Monday to Wednesday, Friday - 09:30 to 18:00, Thursday - 09:30 to 20:00, Saturday - 09:00 to 18:00, Sunday - 12:00 to 17:00
Argyll Shopping Arcade
Address: 30 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, G2 8BD, Scotland, UK
Tel: +44 (0)141 221 6680
Argyll Shopping Arcade, in the city centre, has one of the largest selections of jewellers in the whole of Glasgow and this stylish, iron-framed arcade is over 100 years old. The Argyll also features a number of antique shops and fashion boutiques, and is nearby the St. Enoch train station.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 09:00 to 17:30, Sunday - 13:00 to 17:00
Braehead Shopping and Leisure Centre
Address: Kings Inch Road, Glasgow, G51 4BN, Scotland, UK
Tel: +44 (0)141 885 4600
The Braehead Shopping and Leisure Centre, in the Renfrewshire area of Glasgow, is a large retail centre with more than 100 shops, a food hall, a large car park with around 6,000 spaces, and there are also some leisure facilities.
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 10:00 to 21:00, Saturday - 09:00 to 18:30, Sunday - 11:00 to 18:00
Forge Shopping Centre
Address: 1221 Gallowgate, Glasgow, G31 4EB, Scotland, UK
Tel: +44 (0)141 556 6661
The Forge Centre is situated in the East End of Glasgow and features more than 70 shops, including gift shops, household stores, supermarkets, clothes shops and a nearby cinema.
Open hours: Monday to Wednesday - 09:00 to 20:00, Thursday and Friday - 09:00 to 21:00, Saturday - 08:30 to 20:00, Sunday - 09:00 to 18:00
St. Enoch Shopping Centre
Address: 55 St. Enoch Square, Glasgow, G1 4BW, Scotland, UK
Tel: +44 (0)141 204 3900
Located in central Glasgow, the St. Enoch Centre features Europe's largest glass building and contains over 80 shops, high street chains, department stores, a large food hall and excellent facilities. St. Enoch's is close to the St. Enoch train station.
Open hours: Monday to Wednesday - 09:00 to 18:00, Friday and Saturday - 09:00 to 20:00, Sunday - 11:00 to 17:30