Shop like a local

wander off the beaten track

As Edinburgh's shopping scene, in particular independent local shops, continues to grow, we are spoilt for choice. Below are some of our favourite local places to browse...

Toppings Books

An independent bookshop filled with their signature rolling ladders and space to house over 70,000 titles on the shelves. The perfect place for a book lover to get lost for hours!


Locally owned, independent wine shop Vino has multiple locations in the city and is on hand for all your wine, spirits and beer needs alongside accompaniments from the length and breadth of the country and a fine non-alcoholic craft selection."

Armstrongs Vintage

Established in 1840, W. Armstrong & Son has been bang in the heart of Edinburgh and is now well established as one of the UK’s oldest and most loved vintage clothing stores.


A concept space with an eclectic mix of products, Epitome aims to encourage a more considered approach to shopping where innate style replaces trend led fashion playing host to brands such as Grenson and APC.

St James Quarter

The recently opened St James Quarter boasts a number of shops, with many brands debuting in Scotland for the first time, whilst also housing a line up of restaurants, cafes and bars.


The ultimate destination for Scandinavian lifestyle design lovers, a curated collection of lifestyle products from ceramics and cushions, to design magazines and fragrance.


Based in Stockbridge, treen is a vegan fashion retailer bringing positive impact fashion to the conscious individual without compromising on style.