Buchanan Galleries

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Buchanan Street. (Peter Ross)

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Angelic Candles Gap

Ann Harvey Gadget Shop Austin Reed Goldsmiths Baby Gap Gymboree Bay Trading Habitat

Bella Ricco H8iM Birthdays Hoi Polloi Blazer Jacques Vert Boots Jane Norman

John Lewis Jeffrey Rogers

Carphone Warehouse Ciro Citterio

Clinton Cards Knickerbox Claires Accessories La Senza Comet Lakeland Costa Coffee Leslie Davis Dynasty The Link

East Lunn Poly Eisenegger Mango

Envy Millies Cookies Electronics Boutique Miss Selfridge The Food Gallery Natural World Free Spirit Next

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Glasgow’s reputation as a shopper’s paradise is set to soar With the long-awaited opening of Buchanan Galleries. The £200 million retail proiect, which has been under construction since February 1996, finally opens its doors on Wed 31 Mar.

5 The vast scale and uininspiring appearance of the shopping complex has come under fire, particularly as it opens in Glasgow’s year as City of Architecture and DeSign. However, even the most aesthetically-senSitive shoppers are likely to be won over by the presence of the biggest Habitat in Europe, a Sainsbury’s in the City centre and

Buchanan Galleries is located bes:de the Royal Concert Hall at the north end of



Original Levi Store Ortak

Perfume Shop Photo-Optix


Robert Jenkins Sainsbury's Central Salisburys


Sock Shop

Stencil Store

The Suit Company Sunglass Hut Thorntons

Tie Rack

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Vision Express Viyella


Whisky Shop

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Gill Mills is on Radio Scotland, Suns 7-8pm and co-hosts The Loafers on BBC Choice, hie-Fri, 10pm.