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Shopping in Edinburgh

From shiny silver to dusty books, tartan scarves to designer stilettos, Edinburgh is a shopper’s paradise. Across the bustling capital, big brands and independent boutiques co-exist to offer a delightfully varied shopping experience.

St. Andrew’s Square

2739580_6ffb4471On the east side of Edinburgh’s St. Andrew’s Square lies Multrees Walk, home to luxury designers and high-end department stores, including:

  • Louis Vuitton
  • Michael Kors
  • Swarovski
  • Harvey Nichols
  • Mulberry
  • Kurt Geiger

Princes Street

1905257_aef57d50As Edinburgh’s main shopping thoroughfare, you’ll find all of your high street favourites on Princes Street, as well as the historic Jenners department store building (now a House of Fraser). Among the many popular brands that line Princes Street are:

  • Urban Outfitters
  • Next
  • Zara
  • River Island
  • Primark
  • H&M
  • Office

George Street

5841828374_14597863b8_zJust up from Princes Street, George Street is lined with a fantastic collection of upmarket shops and boutiques. With plenty of fantastic restaurants and bars nearby, it’s the ideal place to grab lunch followed by bit of shopping.

  • Anthropologie
  • French Connection
  • Gant
  • Brooks Brothers
  • Cath Kidston

Old Town Shopping

DSC_0174On the hunt for souvenirs? The Royal Mile features several shops offering uniquely Scottish items like tartan scarves, kilts and scotch whisky. Also, the Grassmarket neighbourhood (Victoria Street and Candlemaker Row in particular) is home to a number of vintage shops, joke shops, second-hand book shops and shops selling local Scottish delicacies. Here are just a few of the many charming shops worth visiting in Old Town:

All of our Edinburgh holiday apartments are within walking distance of Edinburgh’s best shopping areas. For more tips on shopping in Edinburgh, just ask! We will happily point you in the right direction.


Multrees Walk image by William Starkey via, Jenners image by David Dixon via, George Street image by Bernt Rostad via Flickr