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Glasgow West End: Pat's Guide to shopping

Pat ByrneOne of the best things about Glasgow's West End is the great variety of shops. Here you will find some of Glasgow's most interesting independent shops catering for all tastes. Whether you are looking for a bargain, on the look out for a special gift or intent on some serious personal retail therapy - you will enjoy shopping in the West End. Explore the fascinating lanes and arcades and you will discover some of Glasgow's best kept shopping secrets.


Heart shaped dish-AZET-12583-RNancy Smillie Shop, De Courcy's, Cresswell Lane

In Cresswell Lane, just off Byres Road, you are in for a treat - here you will find the wonderful The Nancy Smillie Shop with wonderful gifts, furniture, soft furnishings, jewellery, glassware and definitely something you will have to have.

See also: Nancy Smillie Jewellery Studio

Blair and Sheridan

Photo: yellow sapphire.

Unique and Desirable Jewellery

If you are looking for a very special Christmas Present such as piece of jewellery that you won't find on the High Street, then look no further than Blair and Sheridan.

'Situated in the heart of Glasgow's West End, we can create classic or contemporary styles for your engagement, wedding, anniversary or any special occasion in our in-house Diamond Design Workshop. You will be advised on the optimum combination of diamond size/quality and precious metals. Or why not consider having your jewellery remodeled into something new and wonderful?'

Every single diamond and precious stone is unique and handpicked from the finest available from the Antwerp Diamond District, especially for you.

Blair and Sheridan, 417 Great Western Road, Kelvinbridge, Glasgow, G4 9JA
0141 334 0557

The Enchanted Florist – West End Florist with the Personal Touch

rose lily displayTel. 0141 339 2428

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Dropping in to The Enchanted Florist in Whiteinch is like entering a magical kingdom – the selection of hand tied bouquets, wreaths and tasteful, specially selected items are a joy to be seen. Nicky, the owner’s enthusiasm is infectious –it’s clear that alongside creativity, a lot of careful planning goes into creating her fantastic flower displays. 

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blue stone necklaceHandcrafted Silver Jewellery by Mo McQuillan

Best In The West BusinessLooking for silver jewellery that is Scottish, handcrafted and unique?

Then ‘Mo’s Beady Eyes‘ is the jewellery designer for you.

Mo McQuillan is a Scottish designer who will make pieces to your specifications or maybe you like one of her already unique handcrafted items?

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 pink shoes maxinesHandbags and Gladrags

Have a laugh and grab a bargain. Don't forget to tell Maxine that you discovered her brilliant shop through our website.

Retro and Vintage and Preloved Bargains. 

Watch out for some fabulous designer labels like Paul Costelloe, Aquascutum, Burberry and Miss Sixty – plus all the quality high street brands: Wallis, Warehouse, Top Shop, Miss Selfridge, Kookai, Zara, New Look, Per Una and River Island – the list goes on and on. I even spotted some Biba! 

158 Dumbarton Road, Partick Cross.

(next to Kelvinhall Underground)

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Aleksandra jewellery necklaceJanet & John, Upper Floor, De Courcy’s Arcade, Cresswell Lane

A haven for Scottish Handmade Crafts

Welcome to Janet & John – the newest and most exciting platform for Scottish handmade crafts from artists and crafters across Scotland.  The gallery and shop is the brainchild of John and Janet Turner, a husband and wife team who are passionate about promoting Scottish Creativity.

Best In The West CertificateTheir retail outlet in De Courcy’s Arcade in Cresswell Lane is a haven for Scottish crafters and artists. The range on display is vast and includes cards, knitting, woodwork, sewing baskets, jewellery, photographs, homewares and much much more.

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Stevenson Jewellers, Byres Road

Photo: rowan pendant.

257 Byres Road, Glasgow G12 8UB
Telephone: 0141 334 1899.

high quality jewellery at affordable prices

Stevenson Jewellers is situated in the heart of the West End, opposite Hillhead Underground. Whether you are seeking the perfect gift or the right accessory to complete an outfit, you will love the extensive range of jewellery and friendly service on offer.

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Photo: DeCourcy's Kitchens.
DeCourcys Kitchen Co

Independent kitchen design boutique and kitchen retailer

De Courcy's Arcade, Unit 9, 5 - 21 Cresswell Lane, Glasgow, G12 8AA

Located in the heart of Glasgows vibrant West End, DeCourcys Kitchen Co is a fully independent kitchen design boutique and kitchen retailer, who aim to provide a one stop shop for all your kitchen needs. From design and supply to planning applications and installations.

With many years experience DeCourcy's Kitchen Co can assist in all aspects of kitchen works, including any building works associated with your new kitchen project.

They can supply kitchens from all leading manufacturers in Britain and Europe to any design which you require and appliances from all known brands to suit any budget and offer a wide selection of styles and finishes. They even provide bespoke cabinetry - should you require a non-standard unit or units. Additionally, they can supply and install timber, granite and modern composite worktops from industry leading brands such as Corian, Silestone and Spekva.

Contact today to arrange a visit your property to discuss your requirements:
Telephone on 01413410635 or email
Or call into the showroom:Unit 9, 5 21 Cresswell Lane, Glasgow, G12 8AA open 7 days.

Photo: turquoise and silver.
The Bead Shop

7 Keith Street, Partick, Glasgow G11 6QQ
Telephone: 0800 970-5234


It's uplifting to see bright and beautiful businesses thriving in Glasgow's West End. The Bead Company certainly falls into this category. With an incredible array of products presented in a fabulous setting, together with a very innovative approach it's a gem.


Christo's Gallery and Gifts

Christo's Glasgow - wonderful gallery and gifts -

595 Great Western Road, Glasgow G12 8HX
Telephone: 0141 579 0004

Christo's Glasgow has created a very bright spot on Great Western Road and gallery owner Louise Burns has


Owen Bisset Gift Boutique

Designer Jewellery, Gifts and Home Accessories

65 Hyndland Street
Glasgow, G11 5PS
Phone:0141 357 0268

owen bisset fused glass ring Owen Bisset’s wonderful glass jewellery can be found in his beautiful gift boutique in Partick. The attractive shop with its stunning range of well priced and carefully selected jewellery, gifts and home accessories is well situated in this vibrant part of the West End.

The shop looks amazing and has a very friendly atmosphere just crying out for a very enjoyable browse. I spent a wonderful half hour having a look around but that wasn’t enough, when I got the opportunity I popped back in later in the day.

I challenge anyone to leave empty handed – I bought some wonderful, emerald green and turquoise glass earrings designed by Owen and have my eye on the very stylish long chain necklaces in lovely summer hues.

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Glasgow West End: Pat's Guide to shopping


Hello Wendy, I just came across Pat's guide to shopping quite by chance:-) I hope you don't mind me contacting you, but I'm wondering if you could suggest any shops in the West End that would stock my ethical, natural & organic skincare.. made in Glasgow. It is mid price range and comes with a heap of amazing testimonials. My skincare clients are always telling me to get it into shops, but I always seem to get NO's from everywhere! I am not trying to promote the products here, so I have left out my name and website. Many thanks Jean

Jean Glen | Sun Mar 02 2014

I have been living in the West End for three months now and I have been desperately seeking a hat store without any luck. In particular I love the gatsby, ivy, and driver style hats I see everywhere, and I would really love to get one before I have to leave for home in a week. If anyone knows, could you please tell me a good place where I might find one. Thank you very much.

Steve | Thu Dec 11 2008

What is the name of the hairdressers on Woodlands Rd at the bottom on Park Rd? Thanks

Sharon | Tue Aug 12 2008

Van anubody point me in the direction of a good shop rental agent that has knowledge of West End properties?

vince ragan | Fri May 12 2006

please can you tell me where i can buy colours for the indian festival of holi...

bansi | Wed Mar 08 2006

I am looking for designer wedding outfits, can you help me......Betty

betty | Wed Jul 27 2005

My photo was taken one sleepy morning in the grosvener cafe - while looking i noticed that my sister in law karen also has her photo in the Nancy Smilie section - A lot of Karens work is displayed in the gallery. It surprised me to see her photo! well done!

Wendy mcgeehan | Sat Oct 04 2003

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