SHOPPING IN EDINBURGH - click to view shop list

The world famous Princess Street makes shopping such a pleasurable experience, with stunning views of The Castle and Princess Street Gardens which help to provide the perfect resting place during a hard days shopping. During the summer the gardens will be full with local people and tourists alike sunbathing and absorbing the soothing atmosphere. There are sometimes bands playing in the middle of the gardens where there is an outdoor stage and plenty of seats for you to sit down and appreciate the free entertainment. Good shopping is also available on George Street, which runs parallel to Princes Street, and the High Street, which comes off the Royal Mile.

SHOPPING IN GLASGOW - click to view shop list

Glasgow City Centre is regarded as one the best places to shop in Scotland, the range of shops take you from one extreme to the other, and the best thing is, you don't have to walk for miles to get to them all. The shops are mostly based on three streets that all join together. You start on Argyll Street, then turn up Buchanan Street and at the top of that you walk onto Sauchiehall Street. On these three streets you have two of the most prestigious shopping malls in Scotland, Princess Square and the Buchanan Galleries.


Geoffrey (Tailor) Ltd.
57-59 High Street
Royal Mile
Edinburgh, EH1 1SR

Scotland's top name in traditional tartan manufacturing and highland outfitting

5 High Street
Edinburgh,EH1 1SR

Scottish badges are our speciality but a wide range of international badges are also available.

R.Somerville of Edinburgh
82 Canongate
The Royal Mile
Edinburgh,EH8 8BZ

We are probably the world's most comprehensive dealers in modern playing cards and Tarot cards.

105 High Street,
Edinburgh, EH1 1SG, Scotland

Glencairn Crystal Studio
11 Langland's Avenue
Kelvin South Business Park
East Kilbride G75 OYG

Specialising in the finest quality hand-made, hand-cut crystal, combining exquisite design with suberp craftsmanship.

The Edinburgh Floatarium
29 North West Circus Place

The Edinburgh Floatarium shop and therapy centre offers a large selection of items to benefit mind, body and spirit - shape up and feel good

Wendy Beaumont Original Watercolours
7 Belgrave Place
Edinburgh EH4 3AN

Scotland's premier watercolourist.

Clanranald Trust for Scotland
189 Canongate,
Royal mile,
Edinburgh EH8 8BN

Geraldine's of Edinburgh
35a Dundas Street
Edinburgh EH3 6Q

Geraldine's of Edinburgh is the perfect place to shop for a hand made Scottish gift. Although we specialise in dolls, we also work in other fields such as the creation of fine mohair teddy bears.

Macphersons of Edinburgh
17 West Maitland Street
Edinburgh EH12 5EA
Kiltmakers and Highland Outfitters of Distinction.

An example of the shops you can expect to see in Edinburgh include:

Princess Street
One of the biggest chain bookshops in Britain, there are thousands of books on offer covering every imaginable topic.

Virgin Megastore
Princess Street
There are three floors filled with all things musical, plus videos, computer games and a ticket centre for gigs and events in Edinburgh.

John Lewis
Princes Street
The mammoth department store that offers an exceptional value for money. It covers everything anyone would want from a department store.

Victoria Street
There are about 15 shops in this centre that deal with unusual antiques and jewellery spread over two floors.

Lyon & Turnbull
George Street
Established in 1826, this auction house deals with art, antiques and household goods. Regular sales start at 11:00am on Saturday.

Deadhead Comics
Candlemaker Row
Mostly what you would expect from a comic shop, a range of DC, Marvel and other independent titles are on offer from the friendly staff.

Scottish Jems
High Street
A large selection of fine Scottish Jewellery with reasonable prices. There are a lot of Celtic designs.

Princess Street
The world's oldest independent department store with over 50 different department's, most of which features a selection of Jenner's own quality brands

Edinburgh Woolen Mill
High Street
This well established knitwear shop has several other branches throughout Edinburgh selling traditional clothes, shawls, scarves and rugs at reasonable prices.

John Morrison Kiltmakers
High Street
This is a traditional kiltmakers who still do things the old fashioned way, which adds a touch a charm to the shop.

Fredrick Street
An extensive range of shoes of all styles to suit all fashions from a whole host of different designers.

McCalls of the Royal Mile
High Street
Hires out the full Highland dress for adults and children including the kilt, shirt, waistcoat, jacket, sporran and shoes.

Big Ideas
West Bow
Caters for dress sizes 14 and up, with a fine selection of stylish continental labels, with eye-catching day and evening wear.

Jeffery Street
A large selection of designer womens clothing by designers such as Moschino and Anna Sui

Aha Ha Ha
West Bow
With a giant Grouch Marx moustache and glasses on the wall outside the shop, it won't take you long top work out what business it is in, with a huge array jokes, novelties and disguises including wigs.

All Things Scottish
Upper Bow
This place sells everything you can think of in tartan, you name it has tartanised it. Including fridge magnets, teddy bears and hats.

Edinburgh Candle Shop
Candlemaker Row
Sells candles in all sorts of shapes, in all sorts of sizes, in all sorts of colours and in all sorts of smells.

The Pipe Shop
Leith Walk
No not the wailing pipes but the smoking pipes, and a large selection of them too. Also sells cigars and tobacco.

Scottish Crafts
High Street
What you would expect from a Scottish gift shop including some real tacky goods, but that adds to the novelty of the shop.

Wind Things
Cowgatehead, Grassmarket
Predominately a kite shop with old fashion kites and Chinese dragon kites. Also features circus props such as juggling equipment of all sorts, unicycles and guides on how to use them.

International Newsagents
High Street
Sells newspapers and magazines from around the world, including American, French and German.


Glencairn Crystal Studio
11 Langland's Avenue
Kelvin South Business Park
East Kilbride G75 OYG

Specialising in the finest quality hand-made, hand-cut crystal, combining exquisite design with suberp craftsmanship.

An example of the shops you can expect to see in Glasgow include:

Miss Selfriges
Argyll Street
Young girls fashion clothes.

Argyll Street
Trend setting clothes shop for ladies and gents.

Argyll Street
Caters for those with an unusual sense of style.

Argyll Street
Clothes for men and women that will be sure to keep you in fashion.

Argyll Street
Extensive music and video shop.

Argyll Street
Sells and hires equipment for snowboarding and skiing, also sells ski wear and other related accessories.

Argyll Street
Department store selling clothes and household goods.

Dorothy Perkins
Ladies wear, including maternity clothes.

Argyll Street
Inexpensive shoe shop for both men and women.

Argyll Arcade
Argyll Street
A miniature shopping centre filled with jewellers of all sorts.

Argyll Street
Stylish casual clothing.

Argyll Street
Alternative shoe fashion for those who like their shoes big and clumpy.

Argyll Street
Extensive music and video shop.

House of Frasers
Buchanan Street
Concessions such as Polo from Ralph Laren, Calvin Klein, DK&Y and an extensive cosmetics floor and household goods.

Jeffery Rogers
Buchanan Street
Co-ordinated clothing for young women.

Racing Green
Buchanan Street
Ladies and Gents casual clothing.

Warner Brothers Store
Buchanan Street
Features the world best loved cartoon characters on a range of clothing and kitchen ware.

Tower Records
Buchanan Street
Extensive music and video shop.

Buchanan Street
Young women's clothing who like to stay in fashion.

Hugo Boss
Buchanan Street
Top of the range designer wear for men.

Buchanan Street
Great ranges of clothing including raincoats and scarves with that unmistakable check.

Buchanan Street
Handmade alternative toiletries including fizzy bath bombs that guarantee to relax you in your bath.

Buchanan Street
An Italian designer woman's clothing shop.

Buchanan Street
Retro clothes shop for both men and women with clothes for expensive tastes.

Hector Russell Kiltmakers
Buchanan Street
Sells all sorts of traditional Scottish clothing and Scottish memorabilia.

James Pringle Weaver
Buchanan Street
Famous Scottish knitwear.

Ross Cookshop
Queen Street
Specialises in Scottish memorabilia.

Queen Street
Spiritual shop that specialise in clothing joss sticks and books.

Queen Street
Alternative fashion for those who like to be different from everyone else, mostly students shop from here.

Princes Square
Princes Square is a unique shopping experience. It is more upmarket and more expensive that the shops that you would find on the streets outside. There are also some very good eateries there to help cater for that hunger that is always experienced on a good shopping day out. The Square includes:

Co-ordinated fashion accessories for everyday and special occasions.

Ted Baker Women
Casual smart clothes for women

Berkertex Brides
Ready to wear bridal gowns and accessories.

French Connection
Casual smart clothing for men and women.

Smart knitwear clothing for women

Male and female sportswear/daywear.

Women's clothing store.

Fashion clothing for young women.

Pied a Terre
Women's shoe and accessory shop for those who like to be fashionable and smart.

Press & Bastyan
Smart clothing for women by Scottish designer pair.

Individual fashion clothing for women

Men's clothing outfitters.

Ted Baker Men
Casual smart men's clothing.

Men's clothing outfitters.

Vidal Sassoon
Designer hairdresser.

Crabtree and Evelyn
Features classy toiletries for bodycare fanatics

Space NK Apothecary
Upmarket toiletries.

The Whiskey Shop
With everything you would want from a whisky shop including decanters and flasks and more importantly, over 500 malts.

Sunglasses by i2I
Fashioned sunglasses

Plus many, many more

Buchanan Galleries
The Buchanan Galleries represents a milestone in shopping. They have managed to get shopping down to a fine art not just for Glasgow, but for the whole of Scotland. With over 80 top retailers to provide an unrivalled and tempting choice of shops. There are over 2000 parking spaces in the building and is situated directly opposite the bus station and has easy access from the city underground, so no matter how you get here the Buchanan Galleries must be visited by everyone. It includes:

Nike sportswear on offer here.

Children's clothing.

Original Levis Store
Stocks just about everything Levis make.

Card and gift shop.

The Food Gallery
Eating area at top of shopping centre with a selection of cuisine.

An extensive toy shop selling all the latest and greatest toys.

Handy gadgets and kitchenware.

Womens clothing.

Women's lingerie and nightwear.

Costa Coffee
Coffee to go.

Young women's clothing and accessories.

Clinton Cards
Cards and gift shop.

Whiskey Shop
With everything you would want from a whisky shop including decanters and flasks and more importantly, over 500 malts.

Angelic Candles
Candle retailers, ideal for gifts.

Carphone Warehouse
Mobile phone retailer.

The Jean Scene
Sells all things denim as well as other casual clothes.

Perfume Shop
Stocks all the big name brands of perfume and aftershave, and few others that you may not have heard of.

Jacques Vert
Women's clothing.

Gadget Shop
Full of weird and wonderful gizmos sure to entertain, ideal for strange gifts.

Millies Cookies
Cookies to go.

Men's clothing retailers.

Homemade luxury chocolates.

Vision Express
Optical retailer.

Young women's clothing.

Sock Shop
Socks, and lots of them with lots of different designs.

Sunglass Hut
Fashion summer eye wear.

Stencil Store
Retailer of stencils for interior design.

Ann Harvey
Women's clothing shop.

Plus many, many more

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