Edinburgh shopping

Top Choice Books 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 events …
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. Aside from the retro fashion, …
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, soaps …
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 it…
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 small…
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…
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, bo…
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 knitted t…
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 chedda…