Are you a shopping freak? Then Glasgow can take you to the seventh heaven as this is considered to be the biggest centre of retail marketing in Europe after London.
There are specific areas in Glasgow which can be counted as a shopper’s paradise. In fact the best way to explore this shopper’s destination is to walk through the roads. If you have spent all the pounds, then it is still a good idea to make your eyes happy with some window shopping. Argyle street, Buchanan street and Sauchiehall street are the ultimate places to shop for each and everything you may think of.
The argyle arcade was inaugurated in the year of 1827 and this market is considered to be one of the oldest shopping places in the United Kingdom. This place contains around 32 jewellery shops.
Buchanan market area is one of the biggest and richest places located at the center of the city. The west end and the merchant city area is the paradise for the book lovers as they sell the richest and rarest collection of books by various authors of the world. In fact there are quite a number of good shops that sell various artifacts, antique items and used clothes in good condition.
Another important market place is the Barras. This is an open air market held on the street itself. This place remains busy even during the weekends. They deal in various types of clothing, art works, food etc. Other purchasable items include kilts, woolen garments, Celtic jewellery, whisky and golf accessories.
If you have a weakness towards the Italian made items then the best place for you would be the Italian market. You will get various items ranging from garments to jewellery that has that Italian touch. If you get tired of shopping then the cafes are there for you to rest for a while and restore the lost energy.
Generally all the shops remain open from Mondays to Saturdays. Some of them are also open on Sundays for the customer’s convenience. Now most of the shops offer you good and reasonable deals for the items. They add the general tax or VAT which is generally 17.5% with the actual cost of the goods. In fact this is all done according to the UK laws of retail marketing.
Now that you have a brief idea about the shopping scopes in Glasgow, feel free to visit this destination to satiate the shopaholic in you.