Known for the “Fashion Mile” that is Buchanan Street, Glasgow offers an array of high street and luxury brands; it is clear the city is serious about fashion. Although it is known for new trends, there is a wave of eclectic vintage stores in Glasgow on every corner. Whether you are looking for granddad chic to disco dancing flares straight from the 70s, Glasgow has it all. Here are a few of the best vintage stores in Glasgow that you need to visit ASAP!
1. Mr Ben Retro Clothing
Perhaps the best stocked and most popular vintage store in Glasgow –British Vogue even gave it a shout-out. Mr Ben’s is located in the Merchant City and it is bursting at the seams. Whether you’re after classic vintage, designer, shoes or accessories, Mr Ben’s has it all. You’ll never leave empty handed – that’s a promise!
2. The Glasgow Vintage Co
Glasgow’s West End is packed with Vintage gems, stretching from Kelvin-Bridge to Byers Road. The Glasgow Vintage Co is definitely the most prominent of these and largely spoken about among the locals. The clothing is spread out over two floors and has the best decades covered. Pricing is appealing and the store even offers student discount! The overall vibe of this store is cool; and if you are a student on a budget, this is a definite must visit.
3. West Vintage
West Vintage is the most recent store to open up in the West End. It is a curated collection of the hippest vintage available in Glasgow. From Adidas track shorts to your favourite Levi pieces, it’s a guarantee that you’ll be kitted out in the coolest of clothes after a trip here. A definite must visit.
4. Starry Starry Night
Yet another vintage cove located in Glasgow’s West End. Located down a cobbled lane just off Byers Road, Starry Starry Night is a treasure trove of enchanting clothing and accessories that date back to Victorian times. Established in 1986, this well loved vintage store should not be missed and the cute cobbled backdrop will give you the perfect instagram photo opportunity!
5. Retro Clothing
One of the oldest established vintage stores, not only in Scotland, but also in the whole of the UK. Retro clothing is filled to the brim with unique evening dresses, tailored jackets and modern pieces. A one of a kind Prom Dress anyone? Make sure to add this store to your list of stores to visit.
6. The City Retro Vintage Fashion
Another vintage store that is located in Glasgow’s deeply adored Merchant City. City Retro offers a wealth of pre-loved goodies from clothing, accessories to furniture. If you’re brave enough to take on the mass amount of stock on offer, you will not be left disappointed.
8. Glasgow Vintage and flea Market
Vintage lovers flock to this phenomenal (dog friendly!) monthly market. From clothing, to furniture, rugs and even boxes loaded with vinyl records from every decade, rummaging through this offering is a delightful way to spend a Sunday! There are food and drink options available – the perfect day out if you’re lucky enough to get a Sunday off work. The market only appears once a month so it is best to save the date!