The best vintage and second-hand shops in Edinburgh
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If you love shopping, you simply won’t encounter a more beautiful setting to indulge your passion than Edinburgh and there are some fantastic stores that bring global designers all under one roof.
If you want to find some timeless and stylish pieces this season, look no further than Jane Davidson which has featured in style bible Vogue’s top 50 UK Retailers. The family-run store has been keeping Edinburgh’s female half well-dressed for 50 years, and the converted Georgian townhouse has four floors of designer womenswear including Dries Van Noten, Diane Von Furstenberg and Helmut Lang.
Further along the street, the award-winning ALC stocks different denim brands and styles, and owner Adele Crombie takes real pride in ensuring you find the perfect fit.
Jane Davidson has featured in style bible Vogue’s top 50 UK Retailers
At the east end of the New Town is St Andrew Square, where you’ll hit upon Edinburgh’s swankiest shopping address, Multrees Walk. Burberry, Boss and Louis Vuitton are among the high-end brands with outlets here. You’ll also find Kurt Geiger, Reiss and Max Mara, and there’s upmarket accessory specialists such as Mulberry, Coach and Michael Kors.
The development’s flagship store is Harvey Nichols, the only one in Scotland. Spanning five floors and more than 100,000 square feet, the prestigious shop stocks everything from chic fashion to jewellery, make-up to lavish foodstuffs and is a must for both casual and serious shoppers alike.
Of course, no trip to Edinburgh would be complete without a visit to the world-famous House of Fraser Jenners, either. A 180-year-old Edinburgh institution, there are over 100 different departments within the store which occupies a magnificent building opposite the Scott Monument.
The West End Village, just a few hundred yards from Princes Street, is a shopper’s dream. Centred around William Street, there are one-off boutiques just waiting to be discovered, specialising in everything from elegant lingerie to quality accessories.
With two stores, one for men, and one for women round the corner, the trendy Frontiers is home to an eclectic variety of hard-to-find prints and designers. Close neighbour Serap Couture provides individually-tailored pieces and there’s more cool menswear from Solo too.
With all of this fabulous and independent shopping in Edinburgh, you are bound to find something to pack into your suitcase.
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