Merchant City, Glasgow
Concierge.com's insider take:
This central neighborhood has lots of funky little shops, cafés, and bars. It's also where you'll find the Italian Centre (7 John St.), the place to go for a good cappuccino and Italian labels such as Gucci and Versace. Within the center, Cruise is a one-stop upmarket label destination selling mens- and womenswear, as well kids' clothing for their style-conscious offspring. Big names on offer here include McQ (a side brand of Alexander McQueen's), Gucci, Prada, and Christian Dior (180-188 Ingram St.; 44-141-572-3232; www.cruiseclothing.co.uk). Cruise Jeans is nearby at 223 Ingram Street (44-141-229-0000).