In the first of our Style Guide series, we’re travelling around the country getting style tips from fashion-conscious M&Co fans living near our stores.
We start off in Glasgow, Scotland’s style capital, which is very close to our Head Office in Inchinnan and home to several M&Co stores.
Glasgow blogger Laura McCallum documents her take on Scottish style over on her blog, A Touch of Tartan, so she’s more than qualified to give us the lowdown on what to wear and what to do in Glasgow…
I have been living in Glasgow for 10 years. My parents were originally from Glasgow and when my dad finished his service with the Army, they returned here and I followed.
What is the best thing about living in Glasgow?
One of the best things about living in Glasgow is the variety of shops and restaurants and the ability to find a diamond in the rough. Glasgow has everything from flagship stores to little boutiques, chain restaurants to quaint independent restaurants catering for a whole host of cuisines.
What is the best place for fashion inspiration?
For fashion inspiration, hit Argyle Street (where you’ll find M&Co’s store in the St Enoch Centre), Buchanan Street and the West End. That’s where you’ll find Glasgow’s best street style, as well as events and markets for all types of styles and tastes.
How would you best describe Glasgow fashion?
Glasgow fashion is not afraid to break the rules and forge new trends. Everyone is comfortable in their own skin and not afraid to be bold. You can find every style of fashion in Glasgow from cool and casual to eclectic and fun.
What are your favourite pieces from our current collections?
What is there to do in Glasgow?
For a day out in Glasgow visit the Kelvingrove Museum over in the West End. They host exhibits from all around the world and if you’re lucky you may be there during one of their dinosaur or Egyptian exhibits – my fave!
For events in Glasgow, look no further than the SSE Hydro – less than two years old and it has already hosted the Beyoncé, Rod Stewart, One Direction and Dolly Parton, to name a few!
If you’re not scared to venture away from the town centre, you can always find the most unexpected of treasures. For example, my favourite restaurant is Coias on Duke Street in Dennistoun. It is an amazing Italian restaurant, deli and takeaway that is a Glasgow treasure but away from the hustle and bustle of the City Centre.
Where’s your favourite place to be in Glasgow?
One of my favourite places and where I most frequent is Celtic Park. I’m a huge supporter of Celtic and you can find me there almost every second weekend.
Finally, tell us something that people might not know about Glasgow?
Glasgow is a very friendly city. People are eager to help others and you’ll always be greeted with a smile.
You can shop at M&Co in Glasgow in the following stores:
ST ENOCH GLASGOW, UNIT 42 ST ENOCH CENTRE
SHAWLANDS, 44 KILMARNOCK ROAD, SHAWLANDS
CAMBUSLANG, 138/140 MAIN STREET, CAMBUSLANG
BRAEHEAD, 5 BRAEHEAD SHOPPING CENTRE, GLASGOW
KNIGHTSWOOD SHOPPING CENTRE, 776 ANNIESLAND ROAD, GLASGOW