With the capital on your doorstep, shopping in Edinburgh is an added luxury to life. The city has a wide selection of shopping available to cater for every taste. From our upmarket, breaking the budget stores that are a luxury day out just themselves, to the unusual range of quirky tourist stores that take you travelling back in time with their antique finds. Whatever taste you have, the beauty of it is, that Edinburgh will have it. A shopping day out in Edinburgh will always have more than enough to satisfy, and the historic landmarks that host these stores make for a sightseeing trip as well. So with so many to sample, Edinburgh Things to Do is making a guide that makes a shop-a-holics dream.
Luxury Shopping Experience
The landmark of Edinburgh that is Harvey Nichols, takes luxury shopping in Edinburgh to a new level. The world renowned, upscale department store has a luxurious selection of world class designers all under the same roof. Sample the styles and stroll the staircases into this luxury designer world. With the beautifully designed dÃ©cor, you feel like a tourist trekking through this magnificent store. With your toes beginning to feel the strain, stop off at the Fourth Floor Restaurant. Offering the ultimate dining experience, the Fourth Floor Restaurant hosts spectacular views of Edinburgh from above, the finest Scottish produce and of course the finest drinks selections, from liqueurs to champagneâ€™s. Finishing a day of luxury with this luxury experience is what makes Harvey Nichols enough to be a day out on its own in the historic setting of Edinburgh.
Bespoke Boutique and Brilliant
Shopping in Edinburgh is renowned for its style and luxurious feel. However, the locals of Edinburgh may let you into a little secret, its boutique industry is where the best finds are. With its fair share of shopping centres and retail chains, the most cultural shopping experience in the capital is found in its small, bespoke boutiques. Whether youâ€™re shopping for contemporary, out there fashion at the landmark store of GoDiva Boutique, or perhaps the rarest of reads at The Edinburgh Book Shop of the year 2014, there is something for everyone and the culture and crazes will not disappoint.
The Princes is for Kings & Queens
Of course no shopping in Edinburgh experience is complete without time spent on Princes Street. Full of all famous high street retailers and the luxury designer shops, Princes Street is perfect, even for the avid window shopper! The striking displays and welcoming stores will have you dipping in and out of the stylish stores. Then when your toes are hurting and your hands are full of shopping bags, the restaurants and bars cleverly dotted in between are perfect for the quick bite to refuel, or the tall fizz to unwind. Whatever your preference as a shopper, Edinburgh has something for everyone to buy, taste and enjoy, making it the perfect shopper day out.