Top ChoiceBooks in Stockbridge

Golden Hare Books

Independent bookshops don’t get lovelier than this. The Golden Hare boasts a top-notch selection of 'beautiful, unusual and interesting books', an enchanting children’s nook, and a small but perfectly formed...

Vintage in Old Town

Armstrong’s

Armstrong’s is an Edinburgh fashion institution (established in 1840, no less), a quality vintage-clothes emporium offering everything from elegant 1940s dresses to funky 1970s flares. Aside from the retro...

Market in Stockbridge

Stockbridge Market

On Sunday the local community's focus is Stockbridge Market, set in a leafy square next to the bridge that gives the district its name. Wares range from fresh Scottish produce to handmade ceramics, jewellery,...

Food & Drinks in New Town

Valvona & Crolla

The acknowledged queen of Edinburgh delicatessens, established during the 1930s, Valvona & Crolla is packed with Mediterranean goodies, including an excellent choice of fine wines. It also has a good cafe.

Cosmetics in New Town

Jo Malone

This sweet-smelling palace of posh cosmetics has in-store experts offering a ‘fragrance-combining’ consultation that will allow you to choose your perfect perfume, along with a range of other scents to layer over...

Jewellery in Old Town

Hannah Zakari

Hannah Zakari

This is Edinburgh’s coolest jewellery boutique, sourcing quirky pieces by indie designers from all over the world. Necklaces, earrings, brooches, cards, art prints and accessories are gorgeously presented in a...

Music in Old Town

Underground Solush’n

A paradise for those in search of new and secondhand vinyl, this place has thousands of records – techno, house, jungle, hip hop, R&B, funk, soul and 45s – plus a (smaller) selection of CDs, T-shirts, videos,...

Jewellery in Stockbridge

Annie Smith

Annie Smith

Annie Smith’s back-of-the-shop studio creates beautiful and original contemporary jewellery in silver and 18-carat gold, with beaten and worked surfaces that reflect natural textures such as rock, ice and leaves....

Fashion & Accessories in Old Town

Joyce Forsyth Designer Knitwear

The colourful knitwear on show at this intriguing little shop will drag your ideas about woollens firmly into the 21st century. Ms Forsyth’s trademark design is a flamboyant, flared woollen coat (it can be...

Cheese in Old Town

Ian Mellis

Scotland’s finest cheesemonger purveys the best of British and Irish cheeses. This is the place to purchase traditional Scottish cheeses, from smooth Lanark Blue (the Scottish Roquefort) to sharp Isle of Mull...

Books in Old Town

Forbidden Planet

This place stocks a wide range of sci-fi comics, graphic novels, DVDs and T-shirts, as well as Star Trek, Simpsons and DC Comics merchandise. It’s also the place for Stranger Things action figures, Lego...

Arts & Crafts in New Town

Scottish Gallery

Home to Edinburgh’s leading art dealers Aitken Dott, this private gallery exhibits and sells paintings by contemporary Scottish artists and the masters of the late 19th and early 20th centuries (including the...

Food & Drinks in New Town

Crombie’s

Crombie’s is a top-quality butcher shop where the good folk of Edinburgh go to stock up on prime Scottish beef and lamb, and superb homemade haggis. It’s also famous for its gourmet sausages, with almost three...

Gifts & Souvenirs in Old Town

Aha Ha Ha

The guys at Aha Ha Ha have enough plastic poo, fake vomit, stink bombs and remote-control electronic farting machines to keep your average Dennis the Menace happy for a month or more. It’s also a good place to go...

Mall in Leith

Ocean Terminal

Anchored by Debenhams department store, Ocean Terminal is the biggest shopping centre in Edinburgh; fashion outlets include Fat Face, GAP, Schuh, Superdry and White Stuff. The complex also includes access to the...

Design in New Town

Curiouser and Curiouser

Curiouser and Curiouser

A quirky independent boutique on hip Broughton St, selling everything from art prints to jewellery, homewares, stationery and books. The focus is on excellent design, with pieces by local and international...

Toys in West End & Dean Village

Wonderland

Wonderland is a classic kids-with-their-noses-pressed-against-the-window toy shop that is filled with model aircraft, Lego Star Wars kits, radio-controlled cars and all sorts of other desirable things, but it...

Maps in New Town

Carson Clark Gallery

Scotland’s leading map specialist has knowledgeable staff who are more than happy to advise on the interesting range of original and facsimile antique maps, charts and plans of Scotland, Europe and the rest of...

Fashion & Accessories in New Town

Cruise

An ornately corniced and plastered foyer leads into three floors of white-painted, minimalist art-gallery-like decor showing off the best of mainstream designer labels for men, including Paul Smith, Calvin Klein,...

Fashion & Accessories in New Town

Covet

This great little store has an emphasis on up-and-coming new designers from all over the world. Look for handbags by Dutch label Smaak and Italy's Gianni Chiarini (and indeed Covet's own range of bags), jewellery...