When it comes to shopping in Edinburgh, there is one thing that never goes out of style and that is a good old-fashioned sale. Whether you are looking for bargain basics, wardrobe staples or High Street must-haves, shopping in Edinburgh is guaranteed to tick all the right boxes. That is why we have put together our fabulous Edinburgh Shopper Offer as well as this handy guide to shopping in Edinburgh to help you navigate the retail labyrinth that makes up Scotland’s capital city.
High Street Fashion
If it is High Street fashion you are after, it doesn’t get better than Edinburgh’s major shopping thoroughfare – Princes Street. Home to all your favourite retailers (H&M, Zara, Jenners, M&S etc.) on one side and spectacular views of Edinburgh Castle and the Old Town on the other, it is the perfect fit for fashion novices and fashionistas alike. Running parallel to Princes Street is another High Street fashion hot spot – the spectacular George Street: a chic fashion hub filled with trendy stores, fashionable restaurants and stylish hangouts.
Straight Off The Catwalk
When it comes to luxury brands, Multrees Walk is the pinnacle of luxury shopping in Edinburgh. With big name brands like Harvey Nichols, Louis Vuitton and Nespresso, a trip down Multrees Walk is a shopping experience like no other. From Victoria Beckham and Marc Jacobs, to Stella McCartney and Micheal Kors, stepping out in style on the streets of Edinburgh could not be easier.
If you are looking to strike a pose without breaking the bank, then head on down to Edinburgh’s sensational West End. A stone’s throw away from Princes Street, it is the perfect mix of designer boutiques and quirky haunts to suit your individual style and budget. With its cobbled streets, indie and upmarket boutiques, not to mention chic jewellery and accessories, it has been a treasure trove of shopping delights since the 1800’s.
Nothing But Vintage
For a truly magical shopping experience, make your way over to Edinburgh’s Grassmarket and Victoria Street. Said to be the inspiration behind Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley, Victoria Street’s narrow, winding road, quirky stores and bewitching atmosphere is just what you need to lift your spirits after a long day of mainstream shopping in Edinburgh.
Markets And More
For all your other bits and bobs, Edinburgh has three weekly markets that are open all year round: Stockbridge Market, Grassmarket Market and Leith Market. Alternatively, make your way down the Royal Mile for a plethora of Scottish gifts, taverns and eateries every which way you turn.
So there you have it. The ultimate guide to shopping in Edinburgh. And while we have barely scraped the surface of the main shopping hubs in Edinburgh, a turn down just about any lane offers a wealth of shopping opportunities to enrich your wardrobe.