Shops and malls in Edinburgh
Shopping in Scotland's capital can be an amazing adventure. There are many interesting shops with unique goods, vintage shops, markets. If you are interested in brands, then there are plenty of them. Best time to shop is the start of Christmas sales and the Labor Day area Aug 30-Sep 2.
Popular retail outlets
- In department stores «Harvey nichols» and «Multrees walk» in St. Andrews Square they sell things from famous fashion houses - Prada, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Armani, Stella McCartney, Mulberr.
- Princess Street is a street for those who like to combine sightseeing and shopping. During the walk, you can admire Edinburgh Castle and buy branded clothes from both high fashion brands and more democratic ones. Do not miss «The works» - a kind of souvenir outlet. It is hardly important what year of release to buy key chains and postcards. In Edinburgh, last year's souvenirs sell for less than this year's. Another oddity is that souvenirs in the center are the cheapest in the city, and even cheaper in this outlet..
- On George Street, a luxury jewelry boutique «Lime blue» presents precious jewelry in different styles, as well as pens, watches, caskets and other «small things» interspersed with precious metals and stones. And another notable store on this street is a shoe «LK Bennett».
- The West End area, especially its Stafford Street and William Street, is preferred by Edinburgh fashionistas. There are many local designer clothes here.
- Outlets are a great opportunity for relatively little money to get dressed from the best European designers.. «Livingston designer outlet» - there are about 100 boutiques here. They are located in a building of original architecture under a glass dome.
- «The red door gallery» Union Street is a design shop. He offers small interior decorations, paintings, accessories to add integrity to your look. All things are made in a single copy.
- Second-hand and antique shops in Edinburgh can be a source of real finds. Visit for example, «The frayed hem» on Cockburn Street, «Unicorn Antiques» on Dundas Street. Furniture, jewelry, vintage clothing - you can be sure that in Edinburgh it will all be authentic.
- There are many shopping and entertainment centers in the city. Most Popular: «Cameron toll», «Fort Kinnaird Retail», «Gyle» - in the southern part of the city; «Ocean Terminal» - Leith embankment landmark; «Princes Shopping Mall» on Princes Street.
- «Edinburgh woolen mill» - Scottish wool shop. Bringing a blanket, scarf, beret or hat in a traditional cage from Scotland is a great idea. Scottish wool fabrics are made using traditional technology. Clothes made of them are thin, warm, do not fall off and do not lose their shape over time. What is nice, the prices in this store are even lower than in boutiques at woolen factories..
- «The scotland shop» - national clothing store. If you want to buy a full Scottish suit with a kilt, belt, sporannom, kiltpin or figure out what kind of wardrobe items all these words mean, see them with your own eyes and touch, then you are here.
- «Royal mile whiskies» - How can you not bring home a Scotch whiskey and treat your friends to the stories about holidays in the proud northern country of kilts and bagpipes? This store is without a doubt the best one for such a purchase..
- «Vinyl villains» - antique shop of vinyl records. Here you can not only buy tunes of the last century on vinyl, but also turn in your surviving grandfather's record for sale..
- Of course, the idea of Scotland would not be complete without visiting the local markets.. «Ingliston market», for example, it will show the whole range of goods typical for the bazaar - farm products, clothing and electronics, flea collapse. BUT «Edinburgh Farmers' Market» will form an idea of high quality Scottish farm products.