From high street stores to stylish boutiques, shopping in Edinburgh has something for everyone! The Angels Share Hotel, Edinburgh has some top recommendations. What’s even better is – if you book your hotel room directly with us here you can save 10% on your stay!
The West End
The heart of West End shopping can be found along two picturesque streets, William Street and Stafford Street. This cobbled area of independent retailers and stylish boutiques features Studio One with its classy home accessories, lighting, photo frames and wooden animals, gift and stationery haven Paper Tiger.
Edinburgh’s West End is home to visitors and locals alike.
There aren’t many cities in the world where you can shop with a stunning view of an ancient castle, but Edinburgh’s Princes Street does just that! It’s unique with its shops lining only one side of the street, leaving the opposite side a beautiful garden area giving shoppers breath-taking views of the Old Town cityscape.
Home to flagship stores such as Debenhams, New Look, Zara, Primark and the historic Jenners, Princes Street is the place to be to keep up with High Street fashion!
Running parallel to Princes Street is the stylish George Street, home to many upmarket retail stores. The street is one of the grandest in Edinburgh, with stunning Georgian architecture. There are also several notable buildings along the length of George Street, including the The Dome, and the famous Assembly Rooms. George Street is a chic fashion hub, with stylish and on trend brands including AllSaints, Hollister, Jack Wills, Karen Millen, and Rox Jewellers.
The luxury shopping destination in Edinburgh has to be Multrees Walk. Home to Harvey Nichols, Louis Vuitton, and Mulberry along with many other exclusive fashion brands. With lots of designer labels on offer, Multrees Walk offers the highest luxury retail experience.
The Grassmarket and Victoria Street
Edinburgh’s Grassmarket and Victoria Street are the perfect places to spend the day discovering independent shops and fashion. This area lies beneath Edinburgh Castle showcasing Scottish designers and artists.
It has been said that Harry Potter author J.K Rowling has based Diagon Alley on Victoria St in Edinburgh, which is located a few minutes’ walk from the Elephant House café. Victoria Street is a narrow, winding road with high shops on either side, including a book shop, clothing shop, and Aha ha ha joke shop at one end. If you are a lover of all things vintage W. Armstrong & Son is the place to visit!