Merchant City shopping
As a shopping mecca, Glasgow seldom disappoints with its range of high street emporiums and vintage hangouts. Straddling the divide between old and new, Merchant City encompasses the city’s ethos for boasting something for everyone. Fifi & Ally’s Princes Square branch continues to cater to the more discerning lady who lunches with choice labels and delicious cakes, while over on Ingram Street, fashionistas can head for Boudiche for exotic lingerie before a swift trip to Niche Optical Tailors to make sure their eyewear is as stylish as their knickers. Away from the gloss of Ingram Street, Brazen will indulge all your self indulgent whims with quality but quirky jewellery and accessories, while GOOD:D on James Morrison Street should, y’know, come good on all your homeware wants.
Finishing off, Sloan’s Market lines the alley linking Buchanan and Argyle Streets with top notch independent local traders hawking everything from silk-screened T-shirts to artisan sausages on the weekends. Lest we forget, a quick walk up the road will take you to the mighty Barras, a fine old Glasgow institution and a refreshing change of scene for those who’ve had their fill of the bank-busting designer outlets in the city centre.