Glasgow is a shopper’s paradise with a perfect mix of tried and tested retail favourites alongside new developments. Glasgow is adding more and more shopping miles to its retail runway with several new faces in the pipeline including a £100 million revamp of city favourite the St. Enoch Centre, to be completed at the end of 2009.
Buchanan Street is the integral cog in Glasgow’s shopping machine. This street is where it’s at. A paved paradise provides you with the ultimate retail therapy experience, with a perfect blend of high street chains and unique boutiques.
For the stylish and loaded, Princes Square is the place to be. For everything under one roof try Buchanan Galleries and for a large cup of caffeine rich coffee, rest those heavy bags and legs in one of four Starbucks chains; all within skipping distance of the main metropolis. Random musical entertainment on a sunny day completes the ambience.
Set apart from the hub of Glasgow’s shopping hustle and bustle, the Merchant City has an up-market vibe. This luxury locale offers designer with a capital D, where buzzing for entry is standard and platinum priced joys are plentiful. From Wags to men with handbags, the Merchant City offers exclusivity on a plate; as long as you’re wearing the right shoes and have a strut that would give Kate Moss a run for her money.
A quick subway ride from the city centre and you’re in a completely different world of individual shops and quaint cafes. Everything you need for a relaxed shopping experience with endless places to kick back and enjoy the bohemian ambiance. The West End does studenty and up-market in sync, an unusual and charming feat.
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