Glasgow Retro And Vintage Shops: Shopping For Bargains

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Starry, Starry, NightStarry Starry Night

19 Dowanside Lane, G12

0141 337 1837

When Anna Graham arrived back in Glasgow from a soujourn in New York in 1987 it was her ambition to own a vintage clothing shop. With three friends (she is now the sole proprietor) she established Starry, Starry Night which has provided a focus for her passion for retro and clothing antiquities. There is not much that Anna does not know about vintage clothing and she has a story to tell about almost every item in the shop.

Supplier to Downton Abbey – what more can you say?

I particularly enjoyed hearing about Sandie Shaw’s pink spangled cat suit designed by her husband Jeff Banks. Apparently Sandie wore this sensational outfit to the 1968 Montreux Film Festival. (No matching shoes required.)

Thanks to Anna for providing can can underskirt and pillbox hat for 50s and 60s themed Bearpit Brothers Gig 22nd August, 2015.

Also watch out for Anna at The Square Yard, The Barras.

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The Glasgow Vintage Company

A small independent shop in the heart of the west end of Glasgow, (Nr Kelvinbridge Underground), specialising in the finest Mens’, Ladies’ and Childrens’ vintage clothes.

A wide range of amazing items, from vintage fur coats, to vintage traditional kiltwear.

You’ll love the beautiful accessories and lovely cashmeres at amazingly low prices

I’ve picked up a few lovely cashmere cardigans for only a tenner each.

Come have a look.

New stock in every week!

453 Great Western Road
Glasgow G12 8HH
0141 339 6633

Retro vintage clothing in Otago St


8 Otago Street, Kelvinbridge, G12. Telephone: 0141 576 0165

Lesley McGowan’s well established shop is the place to find your 50s, 60s and 70s gear – with a great selection of summer dresses, party frocks, quirky shirts, classy cardis, coats and jackets. There are also cabinets chock-a-block with costume jewellery, retro shoes, hats and bags. It’s a favourite student haunt – often full of Art Students after that certain look. They even get a 10% discount.

There is also a selection of linens and those highly sought after long velvet curtains, which look great and keep the cold out.

Glorious Vintage

Glorious – Great Western Road at Kelvinbridge.

Vintage, retro and second hand clothes and accessories



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The Cup and Saucer Vintage Tea Room

Upstairs at De Courcy’s Arcade, 5 – 21 Cresswell Lane, G12 8AA

Charming old fashioned tea room with lots of lovely retro dishes, china teapots and great baking.
If you fancy some retro dining in your own house there’s a selection of beautiful dishes and home accessories to buy.

Charity Shops

The Salvation Army, 91 Dumbarton Road

At Partick Cross you will find the very large Salvation Army Shop, which is enormously popular and has a super range of clean and well ironed stock.

Excellent prices and very friendly staff.

They also have a great selection of second hand furniture – with the odd antique gem to be found. Very well organised and can deliver.

Also in Partick: Barnado’s is just opposite and all along Dumbarton Road you can find charity shops – the Cancer Research Campaign at No 458 is good for bargains also Marie Curie Cancer Care No 383.

Watch out for British Red Cross, 456 Dumbarton Rd, Glasgow G11 6SE – recently (October, 2015) they have an amazing selection of brand new designer baby clothes on sale.

Oxfam bookshop

330 Byres Road, Glasgow G12 8AP

Relaunch of Oxfam Bookshop Byres Road, 21 August, 2015.

Oxfam’s most successful UK bookshop. Fabulous selection, kids and big kids love it.

Thrift Shop, Anniesland

Christine’s thrift shop at the top of (804) Crow Road, Anniesland Cross has some great bargains.

Recently I spotted a fabulous brand new leather coat. Very chic and a real steal at £40.

Oxfam Byres Road

231 Byres Road, G12

Spacious shop, plenty of choice – check out the great selection of scarves as you go in the door.


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Tomorrow’s People and the Store is at 53-57 Crow Road , G11 7SH

Telephone; 0141 339 2235.

Tomorrow’s People is a charity focusing on helping disadvantaged adults and young people get and keep a job.

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Cancer Research UK

315 Byres Rd, Glasgow G12 8UQ

Busy shop at top of Byres Road – stock changes frequently.


Has two shops on 670 Great Western Road, G12 and 214 Great Western Road
G4 9EJ
– they both offer good quality stock.

British Heart Foundation

217 Byres Road, G12

Excellent selection of quality stock.


250 Great Western Road
Glasgow G4 9EJ

Spacious, well organised shop.


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One response to “Glasgow Retro And Vintage Shops: Shopping For Bargains”

  1. gerry says:

    I was wondering if anyone knows who looks after the property that used to be Vintage guru. tried contacting them but haven’t heard anything back them.

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