Tartan is one of those patterns that can never lose its lustre. Just a touch of it can make an outfit. Whether you’re after subtle plaid trimmings or a more bold statement garment, there’s no better place to find the real McCoy than in Scotland. Here, we round up the best haunts in Glasgow for tartan.
Who says tartan has to be all kilts? The aptly named Truly Truly Tartan offers a bespoke range of tartan jewellery and accessories, each of which are individually made and designed by Trish Tracy. A tartan savant, Glasgow born Tracy makes everything from necklaces and earrings to cufflinks, tie pins, clocks and dog leads. With over 35 tartans to choose from and Trish’s promise of a ‘no quibble guarantee’, Truly Truly Tartan is a smashing wee place if you’re searching for that perfect tartan gift.
When you’re after a kilt, head to McCalls Highlandwear on Ingram Street. Whether you want to buy or simply hire, these kilt masters will teach you the ropes. If choosing a tartan seems too tricky, perhaps the range of antique jewellery and tartan-related gifts can act as a welcomed distraction. The appealing selection, bespoke tailoring service and attention to detail make this Highlandwear spot a perfect destination.
McCalls Highlandwear, Ingram St, Glasgow, Scotland +44 141 548 1116
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Glorious is a place of dreams for those with a penchant for ‘next to new’ pre-loved clothes. You can find all sorts of tartan items here, and come Burns night, this secondhand shop transforms into a tartan treasure trove. Whether you’re looking for a Burberry-esque print scarf or chic granny tartan cardigan, you will find something to delight here.
Glorious, 496 Great Western Rd, Glasgow, Scotland +44 141 357 5662