Watermelon

Watermelon
603 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 8HX
  • Telephone 0141 334 3900
  • Opening times Mon–Sat 11am–5.30pm; Sun noon–5pm
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As a former employee of Armstrong's - celebrated purveyor of vintage clothing in Edinburgh - Gavin O'Brien was the ideal candidate to revive Glasgow's second-hand and retro clothing market with his fabulous and quirky shop, Watermelon. Almost everything in the small, crammed outlet on Great Western Road is instantly wearable, from a fine range of leather jackets, to hats, scarves and more flamboyant pieces such as sparkly 40s-style dresses. Prices are very reasonable too, so you could find yourself queuing to use the small changing room at the back of the shop at weekends - it seems that good news travels fast among the fashionable students and professionals in the West End.

Reviews & features

Style Guide 2012 - Spring/Summer fashion to focus on fresh, cool colours

29 Feb 2012

We take a look at the forthcoming fashion trends for 2012

Blame the long, grey winter. Blame the soaring unemployment levels. Blame it on the margaritas and piña coladas that fashion designers had apparently been knocking back before sketching out this season’s collections. But as spring approaches, gingerly…

Neighbourhood Watch: Great Western Road, Glasgow

19 Dec 2011

Including The Captain's Rest, The Belle and Lupe Pintos

What’s it like? One big road full of pubs, cafés and little shops. Flats are mostly old tenements above the bars, restaurants and stores which go up most of the road. Where’s it, like? In the West End, a stone’s throw from Woodlands and Byres Road.

Independent shopping guide: Clothes

28 Mar 2011

The best boutique and vintage clothes shops in Glasgow and Edinburgh

We like ‘the little guy’ here at The List. Those mavericks sticking it to the man, opening up small businesses according to their own rules, and finding clever, creative ways to stay trading in the midst of the recession (and that’s the last time we’ll…

Five of the best: Vintage clothes shops in Scotland

24 Mar 2011

Vintage Guru, Starry Starry Night, Barnardos Vintage, Herman Brown

Vintage Guru 195 Byres Road, Glasgow, 0141 339 4750, www.vintageguru.co.uk Existing as a web distributor for 15 years, Vintage Guru is now 3D, catering for the ladies and oft-neglected retro-hungry gents. Past List favourite finds include a white and…

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