From the High Street favourites of Princes Street, funky boutiques of the West End and designer chic of the New Town, you'll be spoilt for choice in Edinburgh. The city offers a varied shopping experience from the High Street favourites and traditional Scottish stores on Princes Street to the Designer boutiques on Multrees Walk and George Street. For more unique, quirky stores The Grassmarket, Stockbridge and Bruntsfield are all worth a visit with their quaint gift shops, independent boutiques and custom jewellers.
The centre of Edinburgh is seriously stylish. From Louis Vuitton and Armani to G-Star Raw and Replay, the choice is yours. Here you'll find Scotland's only Harvey Nichols store which sits next to Edinburgh's designer boulevard, Multrees Walk. Packed with designer names, Stella McCartney, Prada and Gucci to name but a few - this is a must for every fashionista! Just around the corner is Multrees Walk, home to some serious designer labels, including Louis Vuitton, Emporio Armani and Mulberry. Just a short walk across St Andrew Square takes you to Jenners, Edinburgh's original department store – a magnet for fashion lovers since 1838.
Some parts of Edinburgh are so different and quirky they are practically 'villages' in their own right. The West End, Stockbridge and Bruntsfield are all within walking distance or a short bus ride from the city centre and provide an ideal hunting ground for the more unique items. The West End, only a few minutes walk from Princes Street have two streets packed with remarkable shops - Stafford Street and William Street. Ark Angel and Sam Thomas are a favourite amongst the Edinburgh fashion shoppers, while Studio One is full of unusual gift ideas and home ware. If you love the boho village vibe, head to Stockbridge in the New Town - with an abundance of second hand shops and galleries.
For some Scottish souvenirs, the best place to head to is the Grassmarket. This vibrant and historic area, overlooked by Edinburgh Castle, offers a range of interesting things to see and do for the whole family. Browse through some of Edinburgh’s most unique and quirky shops, or watch the world go by from one of the many pavement cafés, restaurants and bars. If unique one-offs are your thing, why not check out local legend WM Armstrongs & Son in the Grassmarket, packed with vintage gowns and retro gems. Here you are spoilt for choice. Also not to be missed is the Royal Mile. From the finest cashmere in The Hawick Cashmere Company to modern Scottish interiors at Anta Scotland, to the first-class tartan of Geoffrey (Tailor) Kiltmakers and beautiful knitwear at Ragamuffin and original Scottish pieces at Ness Scotland.