The Best Vintage Shops In Glasgow

Pop Boutique, Liverpool
Pop Boutique, Liverpool | © Paul Quayle / Alamy Stock Photo
Tori Chalmers

Many a fashionista becomes a whirlwind when in a vintage shop. The moment those pre-loved retro finds come into focus, it’s game on. Blink and you may miss them. When it comes to owning some serious fashion game, Glaswegians steal the show, thanks to the variety of fantastic options in store. Whether you are after granddad chic or 70s dance queen, go wild with the best vintage shops in Glasgow.

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Starry Starry Night

As scintillating as the constellations painted across the sky, Starry Starry Night is the shooting star of vintage emporiums in Glasgow. Every pre-loved clothing dream comes true here. Located on the quaint cobblestones of Dowanside Lane, this beauty has the full works, including clothes dating back to the Victorian and Edwardian eras. The selection of party dresses scream ‘belle of the ball’ status and the selection of costume jewellery and handbags are on point. Tried and true, this boutique has enchanted Glasgow since 1986.

Mr Ben Retro Clothing

Bursting at the seams with covetable wares, Mr Ben Retro Clothing is a closet worth sifting through. Remember the cartoon Mr Benn? The guy was a fashion king and had a wardrobe suited to every occasion. As if by magic, expect to leave this shop just like him — suited and booted to the nines! A true clothing cabinet of curiosity, this delightful boutique contains rail upon rail of snazzy clothing from every memorable decade. Those with a discerning eye will lap up the occasional designer outfits. You name it, they have it.

Glad Rags

A commendable cause, Glad Rags, a non-profit secondhand shop overflowing with unique vintage pieces, and it is related to The Glad Cafe and The Glad Foundation, a charity dedicated to helping Glasgow’s youth with workshops and music lessons. Bespoke wares reign free amidst an excellent array of shoes and accessories, a testament to the fact that up-cycling holds great significance. Those with an affinity for helping others, who live by the motto ‘waste not want not’, and who live to paint the town red, will be on cloud nine here.

The Glasgow Vintage Company

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The Glasgow Vintage Company, with its impeccably well-picked clothes and splendid layout, is hard to beat. This is the place to find that look-at-me dress, fisherman cardi, Fair Isle knit and adorable children’s pieces. Situated at the West End, expect to come across goods spanning from the 50s all the way to the 80s. The stock appears in abundance, the prices are appealing and the vibe is in a league of its own. A fail-safe vintage treasure trove destined to seduce.

The City Retro Vintage Fashion

Vintage lovers can’t help but flock to City Retro like a magpie to a dazzling shiny brooch. The finds, which are irrevocably cool, are always expertly picked. From retro Adidas sprinter shorts and men’s western cowboy boots, to vintage Levi’s denim, and Norwegian jumpers, there’s so much love in one room. Although wonderfully overwhelming, the influx of endorphins that arise when spotting that gem make it totally worthwhile.

Vintage And Retro Furniture

Who says vintage has to be all clothes and no homeware pieces? If the thought of Ikea cookie cutter furniture makes you shudder, perhaps shake matters up and explore Vintage And Retro Furniture . The selection of furniture includes picks from the 50s, 60s and 70s, and showcases statement pieces capable of transforming a home from drab to drop-dead-gorgeous.

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