Shop till you drop.. online?
The closure of M & Co in Cambuslang has been blamed on more and more shoppers buying their clothes online.
The fashion chain confirmed the Main Street shop is set to close later this month, while many other high street chains such as House of Fraser and Debenhams are also struggling.
We took to the streets to asked locals if they preferred the quickness of buying online or if they still wanted to try before they buy.
Paul Coleman, from Springhall, still prefers to buy things in person.
He said: “I’d rather go to the shop, because if you order online they can send something different to what you’ve ordered, or get something else.
“It might be the wrong size, and it will take ages to send it back.
“I’d rather go, try something on and then decide if I want to buy it.” Brian McLaughlin felt along similar lines, while Keith Saunders believed it was simpler to buy items in person.
However, Lauren McPherson, from Castlemilk, believes that it is a lot easier to buy clothes online.
She said: “If I need something for the weekend I can get it delivered quickly, without having to go round the shops.”
Shutting up shop M&Co in Cambuslang Main Street is closing its doors
Brian McLaughlin said: “Old habits die hard and I still like to have a look at things. “It keeps things a bit more real to do that rather than do everything online.
Keith Saunders said:“Both me and my wife prefer to go to the shops. “I’m not a fan of using the internet, because it takes me four times as long as anything else!”
Lauren McPherson, from Castlemilk,said: “For clothes I use online, for food I’ll still get it from a supermarket myself. It’s a lot easier for clothes and you avoid going around town.”
Paul Coleman said: “You get too many problems online. I ordered razors the other week and the wrong ones got sent out. It’s better to see what you’re buying in person.”