Whether you’re looking for the best of the high street, quirky independent shops, or the perfect souvenir. You’ll find it shopping in Edinburgh!
High Street Shopping in Edinburgh
The iconic Jenners (now owned by House of Fraser) is the original Edinburgh department store. Founded in 1838, it is now a tourist attraction in its own right. You’ll also find big name stores Debenhams, Frasers, Marks and Spencer and John Lewis all on and around Princes Street.
Treat yourself at the famous Harvey Nichols department store, and then take a stroll down Multrees Walk for the likes of Emporio Armarni, Louis Vuitton and Calvin Klein. Close by George Street is also well known for designer brands such as French Connection and Cath Kidston.
Independent Shops and Boutiques
Take a wander through Edinburgh’s Old Town and you’ll find lots of unusual and quirky shops. The Grassmarket, Candlemaker Row, Victoria Street and Cockburn Street all have their gems to discover. Not forgetting the West End of Edinburgh, where William Street and Stafford Street are filled with designer boutiques and other independent retailers.
For Edinburgh memorabilia, head to the famous Royal Mile. There you’ll find tourist shops selling tartan, whisky, shortbread and all things Scottish, alongside a great number of traditional pubs, landmarks and attractions.
Perfect for a rainy day, there are a number of indoor shopping malls in Edinburgh, including the St James Centre and Waverley Mall within the city centre. Further out you’ll find Ocean Terminal in Leith, Cameron Toll to the south of the city, and The Gyle to the west.