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From chic boutiques to high street stores, shopping in Edinburgh is always a treat with a wealth of choice to suit all budgets. The Scotsman has some top suggestions for where to splash the cash if you’re planning on hitting the credit cards hard in the city.

The Grassmarket and Victoria Street

Literally a 5 minute stroll from our doorstep at The Scotsman, you will find a vast range of independent boutiques and shops perfect for those looking for that little something unique and special. If you’re a lover of all things vintage W. Armstrong & Son is a must visit for retro fashion.

Are you a bag lover?  The Cambridge Satchel Company offer exclusive products of the highest quality from there beautiful little shop.  Be prepared to meet the bag of your dreams however and fall head over heels in love.

Other must visit shops include Walker Slater if you fancy rocking some tweed, Bill Baber who offer serious beautiful knitwear and Hawico which offers luxury clothing for men and women.

Multrees Walk

This is luxury shopping in Edinburgh at its best. Home of Scotland’s only Harvey NicholsLouis Vuitton, and Nespresso and many other exclusive fashion brands mean the Multrees Walk shopping experience has serious style.

Harvey Nichols boasts four floors filled with the best designers in the business from Victoria Beckham, Balenciaga, Gucci, Christopher Kane, Marc Jacobs and Stella McCartney to name but a few.

Princes Street

It’s the staple of all shopping in Edinburgh city centre with an extensive mix of High Street brands.  Jenners Department Store is a traditional shopping experience that’s very old school in many ways but hosts the most modern designers and fashions.

Let’s be honest, we all love a shop in Primark now and again and Edinburgh hosts a massive store right in the centre of Princes Street.  For tech lovers, the Apple Store is located at the East End of the street along with Zara, H&M, Topshop, Lush, Debenhams and House of Frasers along the way.

George Street

George Street is like Princes Streets more stylish sister and anyone who likes the finer things in life will certainly feel at home here.   Hollister, Jack Wills, Karen Millen, Jigsaw and Rox Jewellers are just a few of the stores to be found in this chic fashion hub.

The West End

Just a short stroll along the cobbles from Princes Street, The West End is an upmarket haven of beautiful shops.

Chic boutiques, happy boozers, organic bakeries, quirky gift shops, unique jewellers and interior designers welcome your visit.  Visiting the West End exclusively for fashion? Visit Run and Become for perfect fit sportswear, Just g Boutique who carefully selects women’s wear brands that are stylish and Frontiers Man who have long been associated with women’s fashion of the highest quality and style.


In short, Edinburgh will not disappoint if retail therapy is on your to-do list in the capital. Found mostly in the central areas of the city, some of the best shopping in the city will be uncovered by simply making your way along many of the city’s iconic streets.  Join us at The Scotsman Hotel for a seriously fashionable experience.

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