Glasgows West End: Nancy Smillie Shop

greu print scarf

The Nancy Smillie Shop
Cresswell Street, Off Byres Road,
0141 334 4240



Everything in place to keep customers and staff safe.

Nancy Smillie care about their customers and our staff, so things are a little bit different. On arriving at the shop you will find Hand Sanitizer. There will be a one way system – coming in the usual main door in the Lane – going out the back door.  Please remember to keep social distancing in place.

Payment by card only


Shop Online and let Nancy post and add a card from you.

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Shop Online at the Nancy Smillie Shop.

Scarf Season

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Nature Inspired Bronze Jewellery

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Light Up Your Life

Full collection String Lights

Update Your Look for Autumn

Contemporary Range at Nancy Smillie

Fabulous Polish Jewellery Back In Stock

Pick up a deal online at the Outlet

Fabulous 25% discount continues at the Outlet

Cool Seating

Furniture at Nancy Smillie

Amazing Accessories

Popular Jewellery Back in Stock

New Furniture Range   

See all furniture online

Lovely Blues

Wonderful Mixed Metals Jewellery

Discount will be applied at checkout.

Stylish Clothes

white wool coat ns

See full Clothing Range Online

Let Someone Know You Are Thinking About Them
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Choose a gift online at Nancy Smillie Shop and they will add a card of your choice and gift wrap for free. Be sure to include your inscription. Remember to enter THANKYOU at the checkout to get your free postage and packing.

Pagoda Cushion

Pagoda Cushion


If you are still not ready to enter the shop but need something in a hurry!  Collect at Front Door.

Shop Online at the Nancy Smillie Shop.

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atlas collar kimono


See full range of Genna Miller Jewellery at Nancy Smillie

Something for the Men in Your Life

Nancy Smillie – talks about her love of Porcelain

Porcelain by Nancy Smillie

Beautiful Gowns and Kimonos

Home Accessories

Brighten Things Up

Lighting – Out of the Ordinary

(See Full Range online)

Home Accessories at Nancy Smillie


The Nancy Smillie Shop is bursting with delightful treats and perfect gifts for every taste and occasion. You will find an unrivalled collection of jewellery, bags, scarves and cards,  fabulous home accessories: including: glassware, ceramics, cushions, lighting, art work, cushions, throws stylish furniture  and great deals. (In the shop and online)

Gorgeous Gowns and Kimonos at Nancy Smillie

‘We’ve just expanded our kimono and gown collection with fabulous new Summer designs and prints!’

See the full range.

Nancy Smillie Shop #MyGlasgow #MySubway with Basia Palka

Celebrating Women Designers and Artists at the Nancy Smillie Shop

At Nancy Smillie’s you will find not only beautiful designs and crafts by talented women designers but you will be inspired by Nancy and the fabulous  team including Basia, Leslie, Elaine and Lindsay.


Staff at Nancy Smillie’s Love Dogs

Pop into the shop with your furry friend – you’ll be welcome and there are treats!

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When I first discovered Nancy Smillie’s Shop it was a small pottery shop tucked away in Saltoun Street – nowadays Nancy has her great shop and gallery in Cresswell Street (at the corner of Cresswell Lane). I have yet to meet anyone who does not love the Nancy Smillie Shop – it aims to offer harmony, balance, comfort, space, light, shade and energy. These have been achieved but ‘temptation’ should be included within this list.

Gifts for all Occasions

There’s a fantastic range of bags, wallets and scarves to choose from plus quirky gifts,  beautiful art work and amazing jewellery.

Pop in to the shop or  browse online
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When out and about in the West End I find it hard to resist a trip into the shop in Cresswell Street. It has long been one of my favourite places for browsing and buying. It’s a particularly good place for buying presents for others and giving yourself little (or big) treat. You get the feeling that, from the smallest piece of jewellery to the most substantial item of furniture, everything in the shop has been crafted with skill and selected with care.

There are also some fantastic bargains to watch out for – including great lines in the fabulous furniture collection. Also available are fabulous framed prints.

Customers can take advantage of a ‘Click and Collect’ service on our website – customers can now buy online and select a day you would like to collect the item from the shop. Watch out for new items being added to the website:

It is a bonus to see Nancy’s own work on show  – her little pottery pots are amazing – and one of my paintings by Nancy is “Sleepy Holiday”. A graduate of the Glasgow School of Art, Nancy got her really big opportunity when she won a scholarship to study at the Royal College of Art in London. You can tell when speaking to her that the thrill and excitement of this achievemnet has never dimmed. It opened up all sorts of opportunities for her and her ceramic work became increasingly in demand by prestigious shops and galleries such as Conran’s and the British Design Centre.

Many lines exclusive to Nancy Smillie

Now it is Nancy’s turn to make those discerning choices and her natural enthusiasm for things that are beautiful is reflected in the fine array of items displayed within the West End shop and gallery. You really are spoiled for choice – with glorious ceramics, widely varied paintings, exquisite glassware, finely crafted mirrors, quirky and unusual gifts (like the very popular ‘light lines’), Glasgow Prints and a selection of stylish furniture. The list is endless and where else would you find yourself waxing lyrical over a computer cabinet?

heart of gold earrings

Nancy’s main aim is to stock the work of very talented and mature craftsmen who are producing, what she sees as “the antiques of the future”. However, young and up and coming talent is also nurtured: you can see the work of the young company ‘First Glass’ displayed along the exquisite glasswork of Malcolm Sutcliffe and Catherine Hough’s delightful vases (copies by Elle). – All of these are among the many works of art exclusive to Nancy Smillie’s. .

gold hert three hoop pendant genna miller

There is also a great display of lamps, china and jewellery. The Boabab Ceramics with their beautiful and unusually contrasting colours are wonderful and you will love the beaded boudoir lamps and the very simple, but striking, bedside lamps. There is lots of high class novelties and attractive trinkets which can translate into wonderful presents or quirky little gifts.

Buy gift vouchers online – from £5 –  £200

john whlan print

You get a very clear feeling that this is not a shop simply pushed along by mercurial drive. Rather the shop’s success and attraction rests on a “love and appreciation of things” shared by Nancy and her multi-talented team including Basia, Hilda and Lindsay all have unique skills and attributes which they pull together to great effect. They put a whole new slant on the notion of ‘keeping shop’: apart from the business of buying and selling, they are encouraged to display and sell their own work, Basia sees her poetry in print and they also motivate and advise other artists. (Should she ever be looking for a new career Nancy has the makings of a Human Resource Manager and Team Building Consultant).

In the shop there is always a lot of buzz, busy-ness and excitement – the workers see it as: “not really a job – it’s a way of life”. It’s this way of life and of ‘doing things’ makes The Nancy Smillie Shop a special place to be – a place to browse, to buy and to admire works of art which are selected by artists.

Lindsay’s jewellery is available exclusively at 53 Cresswell Street and Genna Miller’s range is available both at Nancy Smillie Jewellery Studio and at The Nancy Smillie Shop in Cresswell Lane.

Visit Nancy Smillie Jewellery Studio, 425 Great Western Road


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We have everything from nests of tables to book cases and a perfect round dining table – all at great prices too!
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One response to “Glasgows West End: Nancy Smillie Shop”

  1. Sarah Bellamy says:

    I spent ages browsing in this shop. It’s beautiful and staff were very helpful.

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