Fashion & Shopping in Edinburgh
Luxury brands, high street stores and beautiful boutiques, we have it covered. Shopping in Edinburgh is a fantastic experience catering to all tastes, styles and budgets.
There's not many cities in the world where the foremost shopping thoroughfare has an interrupted view of a medieval castle, but Edinburgh's Princes Street does just that! It's unique in the sense that all the shops only line one side of the street, with the other side giving shoppers breathtaking views of the Old Town cityscape.
Home to huge flagship stores such as Debenhams, Frasers, Zara, Primark, M&S and the historic Jenners, Princes Street is the place to be to keep up with High Street fashion.
Tech enthusiasts will also be in their element, with the Apple Store at the east end of the street. There's also lots of health and beauty brands, including Boots, Superdrug and The Body Shop.
Princes Street Gardens is the venue for seasonal markets including the Traditional German Christmas Market while the Edinburgh Farmers' Market selling fresh, home grown produce is held every Saturday from 9am - 2pm in nearby Castle Terrace.
Running parallel to Princes Street is its stylish sibling - George Street home to many upmarket retail stores and several hotels. George Street is linked to Princes Street via Hanover St, Frederick St and Castle St. The street is one of the grandest in Edinburgh, with a wide thoroughfare, lovely Georgian architecture and bookended by the beautiful St Andrew and Charlotte Squares. There are also several notable buildings along the length of George Street, including the George Hotel, The Dome, and the famous Assembly Rooms.
Multrees Walk: The definition of luxury shopping in Edinburgh. Home of Scotland’s only Harvey Nichols, Louis Vuitton and Nespresso along with many other exclusive fashion brands, the Multrees Walk shopping experience is second to none.
With countless designer labels on offer, a trip to Harvey Nichols is a must for any visit to the centre of Edinburgh. You’ll find the likes of Celine, Victoria Beckham, Balenciaga, Gucci, Christopher Kane, Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney and a profusion of other luxury fashion brands all under one roof.
A new district shopping centre for West Edinburgh was proposed by a public inquiry in 1987. The findings of the 1989 West Edinburgh Inquiry were approved by the then Secretary of State for Scotland. The Gyle has many stores, including WHSmith, Next, Virgin Media, The Disney Store, Boots, Bank of Scotland, Marks & Spencer, Burton Menswear, Dorothy Perkins and River Island. The food court was refurbished in 2005 and contains five outlets, including Burger King and Pizza Hut restaurants.
Regarded by many as Edinburgh's most relaxing shopping environment it has a great mix of retail, leisure and dining options including wagamama, Pizza Express and Zizzi as well as Street Food independents Mr Nick's Greek Kitchen, Taco Mazama and Elfalafel. Anchored by Debenhams and M&S Simply Food, its stylish and calming ambience is supported by mix of coffee bars, 24 hour gym, 12 screen Vue Cinema and soft play.
Waverley Mall (formerly Waverley Market, later Waverley Shopping Centre, still later Princes Mall) is a shopping centre in Edinburgh, Scotland. It is located at the east end of Princes Street in the City Centre, next to Edinburgh Waverley railway station.