Our owner, Taylor, had been reselling exclusive trainers on eBay since early 2016 at just 13 years old. Buying exclusive pairs on the release and flipping them online for triple the price. As he spotted a growing demand for exclusive trainers amongst Glaswegians he started our Instagram page, Empire Glasgow, in March 2019. We quickly built a customer base due to being one of the only places you could get these exclusive trainers.
We hosted our first Pop Up Shop in Glasgows merchant city in August 2019 which was a roaring success considering our business was only a few months old. We done the same again on Boxing Day 2019 where our event was the talk of the town and attracted well over 1000 people with a queue outside all day. We sold out of every item within 2 hours and knew at this point that a permanent store was our goal.
Covid19 held back our store dreams back by a few years but this time allowed us to build our following and clientele and continue strengthening our service before opening our 12 Week Glasgow Christmas pop up store in October 2021. Based in Glasgows Princes Square shopping centre we were Glasgows first exclusive sneaker store which was a huge success. Due to the unprecedented demand of our pop up store, we decided to go permanent.
In April 2022 we moved into our permanent home in Princes Square and continued to build our sneaker empire. Going from strength to strength and supplying Glasgow with more than 10,000 pairs of the hottest sneakers. In November 2022, we opened our 2nd location in Silverburn Shopping Centre. This festive season pop up was yet again, a roaring success. The announcement post alone getting over 1 million impressions on instagram. After waiting 8 months for the right unit to come up, we have finally moved into our new Silverburn store in October 2023. Who knows whats next for Empire!
We specialise in providing you with the most exclusive shoes and clothing which you cannot get any more at retailers. This website displays all of the available pairs we have in stock.
We also provide an excellent sourcing service in which we can locate and order in almost any limited shoe for you. To access this service all you need to do is direct message us on Instagram with the shoe you are after and the size in which you would like. We will typically reply with a price quote in minutes!
We run a very open and friendly service, if you have any questions at all then please feel free to ask and we will happily assist!