Jewellery in Old Town

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 smal…
Vintage in Old Town


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. As well as having retro fashio…
Market in Stockbridge

Stockbridge Market

On Sundays, Stockbridge Market is the focus of the community, set in a leafy square next to the bridge that gives the district its name. Stalls range from fresh Scottish produce to handmade ceramics, jewellery, soap…
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 …
Fashion & Accessories in New Town


An ornately corniced and plastered foyer leads into three floors of white-painted, minimalist art-gallery-like decor. This and a second outlet at nearby 80 George St show off the best of mainstream designer labels f…
Jewellery in Stockbridge

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. If…
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 South Park merchandise. It’s also the place for Alien vs Predator action figures, Bleeding Edge …
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 (can be knitted to o…
Music in Old Town

Underground Solush’n

A paradise for searchers 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, books an…