Luxury Shopping In Edinburgh
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No trip to Edinburgh would be complete without buying a few bits and pieces from some of Edinburgh’s fantastic shops. Whilst the city does not have as big a range of stores as it neighbour Glasgow it has really upped the ante in the last few years and now offers a good range of luxury shops as well as individual boutiques, which make for a great afternoon of exploring and spending!!!
George street lies behind Princes Street in the New Town; lined with famous luxury names in fashion, apparel and cosmetics and you can easily spend a few hours here and empty your bank account in the process!
Edinburgh’s second most famous street after the Royal Mile, what other street in the world has a castle for a backdrop! Princes street has a range of shops for all budgets, but head there for Edinburgh’s famous department store Jenners (part of the House of Frasers group) which is something of an institution in the city!
This compact pedestrian shopping area off St Andrews square offers the best of the best in luxury shopping. Have a look in Hugo Boss, Burberry or buy a new bag or two in Louis Vuitton.
If you want to give your wallet a really good workout then Harvey Nichols is a must! Set over four floors and packed with designer goods from every luxury brand going, this London Knightswood is now a firm Edinburgh favourite.
Beyond Multrees Walk is John Lewis
One of Edinburgh’s shopping virtues is its range of independent boutique shops and the bulk of the boutiques are found in the following areas:
A beautiful original cobbled street in Edinburgh’s old town leading down to the Grassmarket, which is a popular drinking spot for tourists. This street has some great independent shops – for cheese lovers I J Mellis is a must and Hannah Zakari sells a wonderful range of jewellery.
You can see a full range of shops in the Grassmarket district here
Broughton Street brings local shopping to a whole new level. Moments walk from Princes street but a million miles from the tourist bustle, this little street is packed with great quirky boutiques, eateries and bars.
Not on the tourist list because it is slightly further out of town but well worth the trip, Morningside has some lovely shops in this upper class residential area of Edinburgh. Shops start around Bruntsfield Place and carry on down Morningside Road.
One street behind George and two behind Princes Street, Thistle street is more of a lane but has some great unique boutiques dotted along it. Make sure you visit K by Kakao for Swedish designed fashion and apparel.