Top places to go shopping in Glasgow

Scotland’s capital of cool, be sure to check out Glasgow’s most cosmopolitan and eclectic shopping quarter, Byres Road, in the city’s West End.

Get a new hat at William Chambers’ studio and showroom in Glasgow. The city’s architecture has inspired Chambers’ quirky designs, which count the Scissor Sister’s Ana Matronic and flamboyant fashionista Anna Dello Russo among their fans.

Between Glasgow and Edinburgh is McArthurGlen’s Livingston’s shopping outlet village, where you’ll find more than 70 brands, including famous British labels such as Marks & Spencer, Ted Baker, Austin Reed and handbag brand Radley.

Those looking for the latest fashions should head to Glasgow’s Style Mile. Centred on Princes Square and Buchanan Street, this area has all the big name labels, including Vivienne Westwood, Belstaff, and cult British jeweller Dower & Hall.

Heading to the Barrowlands Market (or the Barras as locals call it) is a weekend ritual for Glaswegians. The stalls at this flea market sell bric-a-brac and food, kilts and cameras, vintage fur coats and fresh veg, all at bargain prices.

You could buy something from a design star of the future by visiting the Glasgow School of Art. Its shop in Dalhousie Street sells products by current students and recent graduates.

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