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The Retail Footprint 2010 confirmed Glasgow as the second biggest retail destination in the UK.

Compiled by independent industry research company CACI

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Experience serious retail therapy in Glasgow city centre.

Shopping in Glasgow

Shopping is a delight in Glasgow with its compact city centre and grid system making it easy to navigate.

One square mile of ‘The Style Mile’ is home to giant high street malls, just a short stroll from the elegance of the Italian Centre and stylish speciality shopping of Princes Square. The former warehouses of the ‘Tobacco Lords’, the eighteenth century entrepreneurs who built Glasgow’s wealth have now been transformed in to the fashionable shops, bars and galleries of the Merchant City.

Kilt makers and tartan shops enable you to take home a little piece of Scotland, while the city’s bohemian West-End is a treasure trove for curios and rare books. Contemporary works can be found in the art galleries of West Regent Street.

Whether you are looking for gifts for loved ones or souvenirs of Glasgow, the legendary warmth of Scottish hospitality is always evident. 


If you are looking for time to yourself to enjoy some retail therapy, experience the convenience of The Style Mile. Alighting in George Square, Glasgow’s principal civic square, you arrive into a square mile that houses the most extraordinary concentration of inspirational shopping, atmospheric cafés and fine restaurants. From designer to high street, vintage to value, you can experience the best shopping outside London in a uniquely compact location.


The beautiful architecture of Royal Exchange Square, home to the Gallery of Modern Art, George Square with the imposing Glasgow City Chambers, and the lovingly restored buildings of the Merchant City.

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If shopping for Scottish mementoes interests you, why not take the opportunity to learn more about Scotland’s most famous instrument, the bagpipes, as you shop. The National Piping Centre houses a fascinating museum and interpretation centre and sells everything bagpipe related!