Must-see shopping in Edinburgh

  • Flux

    Flux is an outlet for contemporary British and overseas arts and crafts, including stained glass, metalware, jewellery and ceramics, all ethically sourced…

  • Jenners

    Founded in 1838, and acquired by House of Fraser in 2005, Jenners is the grande dame of Scottish department stores. It stocks a wide range of quality…

  • 21st Century Kilts

    With celebrity customers including Alan Cummings, Robbie Williams and Vin Diesel, 21st Century Kilts offers modern fashion kilts in a variety of fabrics,…

  • Edinburgh Farmers Market

    This colourful weekly event attracts stallholders who sell everything from wild boar, venison and home-cured pedigree bacon to organic bread, free-range…

  • Edinburgh St James

    The former St James Centre is undergoing a massive redevelopment, scheduled to open in 2020 as a huge shopping centre anchored by John Lewis, alongside…

  • Bill Baber

    This family-run designer-knitwear studio has been in the business for more than 40 years, producing stylish and colourful creations using linen, merino…

  • Kinloch Anderson

    One of the best tartan shops in Edinburgh, Kinloch Anderson was founded in 1868 and is still family run. It is a supplier of kilts and Highland dress to…

  • John Lewis

    Remaining open while the new Edinburgh St James development (opening 2020) takes shape around it, this is the place to go for good-value clothing and…

  • Multrees Walk

    A designer shopping complex with a flagship Harvey Nichols store and boutiques by Louis Vuitton, Kurt Geiger, Boss and Burberry, among others.

  • Kilberry Bagpipes

    A maker and retailer of traditional Highland bagpipes, Kilberry also sells piping accessories, snare drums, books, CDs and learning materials.

  • Waterstone's West End

    Large bookshop with good selection of Edinburgh and Scottish interest titles; it also has an in-store cafe with great views of the castle.

  • Palenque

    Palenque is a treasure trove of contemporary silver jewellery and handcrafted accessories made using ceramics, textiles and metalwork.

  • Cookie

    Typical of the independent shops that cluster along Cockburn St, Cookie is a fashion boutique specialising in cute party dresses.

  • Ragamuffin

    Quality Scottish knitwear and fabrics, including cashmere from Johnstons of Elgin, Fair Isle sweaters and Harris tweed.

  • Harvey Nichols

    The jewel in the crown of Edinburgh's shopping scene has four floors of designer labels and eye-popping price tags.

  • Museum Context

    An Aladdin's cave of Harry Potter merchandise, unusual gifts and cards, novelty mugs, games and quality souvenirs.

  • Fopp

    A good place to hunt for cheap CDs and vinyl, and the friendly staff really know what they’re talking about.

  • Blackwell's Bookshop

    The city's principal bookstore, covering all subjects; it has a huge selection of academic books.

  • Dick's

    Men's and women's fashion, accessories and homewares from small, independent manufacturers.

  • Alistir Wood Tait

    Specialist store dealing in Scottish designer jewellery and antique jewellery.