From the grandeur of Jenners – the oldest department store in Scotland – to the absolute indulgence of Harvey Nichols and Multrees Walk, there’s plenty to choose from. The secondhand emporia of Stockbridge or the fine art and antique showrooms in the New Town await your magpie eye, whilst original stores and independent boutiques in the West End and Grassmarket offer creative and unusual wares to tempt and excite you.
Multrees Walk is the heart of luxury shopping in Edinburgh. Designers such as Mulberry, Louis Vuitton, Burberry and Tommy Hilfiger create a treasure trove of shops. Links of London and Swarovski help shoppers sparkle, while fashionistas’ dream Harvey Nichols is packed with all the names you’d expect to find in the city’s finest shopping area.
St. Andrew Square, EH1 3DQ
Nestled behind George Street, Thistle Street is one of Edinburgh’s best kept secrets filled with premium boutiques such as Jane Davidson, Kakao by K and Pam Jenkins. For kilts – traditional or modern – head to 21st Century Kilts, where many a star from Madonna to Robbie Williams have been dressed.
Thistle Street, EH2 1EN
A creative hub for the city, the Grassmarket offers a unique specialist shopping experience. With over 90% of the shops independent, its packed with vintage, boutique, arts and crafts. Armstrong’s Vintage Emporium, established in 1840 has garments and accessories from every decade dating back to the Victorian era. Or check out the stunning tailored tweed at Walker Slater and the beautiful creations of the Red Door Gallery.
Grassmarket, EH1 2HS
The West End
The West End shopping area spreads across William Street and Stafford Street. This cobbled oasis of independent retailers and stylish boutiques features Studio One with its classy home accessories, lighting, photo frames and wooden animals. Women’s independent fashion shop Sam Brown and Remus, interior design pioneers and purveyors of home-based curiosities, are also definitely worth a visit.
West End, EH12 5AU
Home to some of Edinburgh’s favourite high street and designer stores, including Hollister, LK Bennett, The White Company, Anthropologie and French Connection, George Street is the heart of Edinburgh’s Georgian New Town. Shops to satisfy every fashion lover’s needs are here, with cocktail bars and restaurants to match – the perfect venues to relax in after a hard day’s shopping.
George Street, EH2 3BU
There are many beautiful facades to the old buildings along Princes Street, housing some of the most popular high street shops in Britain. The grandeur of Jenners is coupled with high street flagship stores including the likes of H&M, Debenhams, Zara, Dr Martins and All Saints and Waverley Mall. A high-street lovers’ paradise, with some of the city’s best views of Edinburgh Castle.
Princes Street, EH2 4AD
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