Shopping in Glasgow: West End

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 on the look out for a special gift or intent on some serious personal retail therapy – you will enjoy shopping in the West End.  You will find fabulous galleries where you can browse or buy some original art. Or update your look with some stylish new specs.

Explore the fascinating lanes and arcades, take a donner along Great Western Road or along to Broomhill or Hyndland – you’ll be delighted to discover some of Glasgow’s best kept shopping secrets.


Spirito Gifts, Cards and Interiors


Award winning gift and interiors shop in Glasgow’s Broomhill.

Spirito is an independent, award-winning gift shop located on Crow Road in Glasgow’s West End.

Specialising in designer greetings cards, jewellery and home accessories, it is one of the West End’s most attractive shops offering a range of diverse  hand-picked gifts for all occasions. This includes,  a selection of gifts which can be personalised plus many sought after brands such as Cath Kidston, Arran Aromatics and jewellery by Pilgrim and Matthew Calvin.

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Glasgow Artist Allan Richardson – Local City Scenes

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Allan Richardson is  much loved and well known local artist, who  can often be seen working on his latest project in the streets of Glasgow. He always takes the time to stop and answer any questions people may have about his work – and usually he has a good story to tell  about the buildings he is capturing on canvas.

Best In The West BusinessAllan is such a popular Glasgow character  that he is featured in Alasdair Gray’s mural in Hillhead Underground, where he is depicted in his other role – keeping the streets of the West End sparkling clean.

A self taught artist, Allan captures some of Glasgow’s most iconic buildings in his own unique style which makes us all yearn to be there. His  art is particularly popular with Glasgow ex-pats and is a great way for them to have their own bit of Glasgow in their home.

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Nancy Smillie Shop, De Courcy’s, Cresswell Lane

Best In The West BusinessIn Cresswell Lane, just off Byres Road, you are in for a treat – here you will find the wonderful Nancy Smillie’s with wonderful gifts, furniture, soft furnishings, jewellery and glassware. You may well be served by one of the designers or look out for Nancy’s own work.  Great furniture deals.

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Blair and Sheridan

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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

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

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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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Thistle Gallery, Scottish Contemporary Art, Park Road, Glasgow

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Thistle Gallery, Scottish Contemporary Art
56 Park Road, Glasgow G4 9JF
Telephone: 0141 334 3444

Thistle Gallery is a friendly neighbourhood gallery located in Kelvinbridge, one of Glasgow West End’s most vibrant areas, where Carol Dunbar has created an exquisite space with an eclectic mix of paintings, sculptures, ceramics, textiles and jewellery.

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Shona Fidgett Designer Jewellery Glasgow


Beautiful  Gifts and wonderful Engagement and Wedding Rings

Best In The West BusinessStudio 15, The Hidden Lane, 1103 Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8ND
Telephone: +44 (0)141 248 9050 | email:
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Shona Macaulay Fidgett has developed her own personal style in producing her wonderful bold modern jewellery and her collections are in demand by quality jewellers throughout the UK and in her home town of Glasgow. Her rings, bangles, earrings, necklaces and pendants can be bought at the Roger Bilcliffe Gallery in Blythswood Street or Orro Contemporary Jewellery.

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Glasgow West End Shopping: Nancy Smillie Jewellery Studio

Designer Jewellery Glasgow West Endstatement earrings

425 Great Western Road, Kelvinbridge, Glasgow G4 9JA

Telephone: 0141 334 0055.

Best In The West BusinessBeautiful accessories and Perfect Gifts

At the Nancy Smillie Jewellery Studio you’ll find an amazing range of designer jewellery to charm your loved one or just treat yourself. Whether you are looking for something romantic or elegant the choice is amazing with bangles, earrings, pendants and brooches to sit every style. You’ll be bound to find something to suit your own taste or for that perfect gift for a relative or friend.

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Glasgow Shopping: Currie and Quirk Opticians, Byres Road, G12

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Eye Care and Quality Eye Wear 142 – 144 Byres Road, Glasgow G12 8TD, 0141 339 2900 Scott Currie and Gordon Quirk, qualified Dispensing Opticians with over 20 years experience in eye care, have their practice on Byres Road in the heart of the West End. They pride themselves on offering the highest level […]

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One response to “Shopping in Glasgow: West End”

  1. Sharai says:

    Just enquiring,do u still have that colourful ark shaped lamp?

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