To welcome new freshers to the city, Buchanan Galleries hosted a special night to let students shop until they dropped.
And retailers were rushed off their feet as an unprecedented number flooded into the Buchanan Street mall last night.
From 6.30pm to 9pm stores such as Miss Selfridge, Oasis, Levi's, River Island, H&M, Fred Perry, Warehouse, Boux Avenue, Joy, Mango and Bare Minerals Boutique were full to the rafters, and a mall spokeswoman said Fred Perry, H&M, Swatch and Levi's were particularly busy.
To lure new students to the event, stores gave out discounts in conjunction with the group Student Recommended.
And DJs from city night clubs Kushion, The Shimmy Club and Viper created a party atmosphere to prepare students for the night ahead.
Linda McCormick, marketing manager at Buchanan Galleries, said: "Our retailers have been busy all night as thousands of students took advantage of the one-night-only exclusive discounts our stores had to offer."