Shopping - Edinburgh's Princes Street and other areas
Jenners department store
George Street shopping
When it comes to shopping in Edinburgh, it’s not just the unique mix of high street names, designer stores and independent shops that make it an experience to remember. Combine the wide choice of shops with stunning architecture and striking views and Edinburgh becomes the perfect shopping destination.
For a first-class experience shopping in Edinburgh, Princes Street should be your first stop. Wander along the wide pavement of the street in Edinburgh's city centre and enjoy the impressive views of Edinburgh Castle, towering above the beautiful Princes Street Gardens. Equally impressive is the shops; Princes Street shopping is a blend of high street brands with famous department stores such as Jenners, an Edinburgh institution since 1938, which sits in a beautiful building full of Victorian grandeur.
The shops on George Street, Edinburgh, offer a stylish mix of sophisticated clothes, accessories and homeware alongside an exciting range of trendy bars and places to eat. George Street shops include Karen Millen, LK Bennett, Jigsaw and Coast, beauty boutiques including Jo Malone and the country’s only Anthropologie as well as Scottish stores such as Arran Aromatics, a leading producer of luxury toiletries and exclusive fragrances.
Either side of George Street you’ll find gems tucked away down charming side streets such as Thistle and Rose Street. These shopping streets are home of some of the country’s best boutiques including Jane Davidson, honoured by fashion bible Vogue as one of Britain’s top 100 independent stores.
The first new street to be created in Edinburgh since the 18th century, Multrees Walk is full of luxury brands including Armani, Louis Vuitton, Mulberry and Kurt Geiger. Next to Multrees Walk, and standing at the end of George Street in St Andrews Square, is the first Scottish store of Harvey Nichols, in a grand five-storey building with far reaching views over Edinburgh and the Firth of Forth.
Princes Mall and St James Centre
Take the time to look around the shopping centres of Princes Mall and the St James Centre in Edinburgh to find more variety of stores with new trends in clothes and footwear and gifts for friends and family back home. The St James Centre is home to the department store John Lewis, where you can spend hours browsing, while Princes Mall also has a fantastic food court where you can grab a bite to eat or enjoy a quick coffee.
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Edinburgh and the Lothians sits on the eastern side of Scotland's central belt, in the heart of the country.