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Edinburgh vintage shops you must visit if you love fashion

Edinburgh Vintage Shops

Shopping in Edinburgh is a paradise for the sartorially serious. Multrees Walk has all the top designers that anyone would want, but if you’re the type of shopper that wants a unique, vintage piece – then this list is for you.

Edinburgh vintage shops for serious fashionistas!

There are some fantastic finds to be had in Edinburgh’s vintage shops, so we thought we’d give you some insider advice to help bag yourself something special.

W. Armstrong and Sons

Edinburgh vintage shops

Edinburgh’s oldest vintage shop should definitely be on you to-do list

W. Armstrong and Sons is actually Britain’s largest vintage clothes emporium and was established in 1840. If you want a unique find – this is the place. They actually have three shops in the city – at the Grassmarket, Teviot place and Clerk Street. This means three different chances to buy something special. Browsing W. Armstrong and Sons is a must when you come to Edinburgh. The staff are incredibly friendly and know their stuff, so if there is a particular look you want to achieve  they can help you find what you need.

Mary’s Living & Giving Shop for Save the Children

Edinburgh Vintage shops

Queen of shops, Mary Portas, opened this boutique charity shop in 2009

Located in fashionable Stockbridge, Mary’s Living & Giving Shop for Save the Children is housed in a former HBOS bank and with cool delis, jewellery stores and coffee houses in the neighbourhood. It’s run entirely by local volunteers and prides itself on having quality products. You will be shocked at the amount of designer attire you can find in here. If you are staying in Stockbridge, definitely take a peek to see what you can spot. Top-tip – keep an eye on their Twitter, @MarysLGShop_EH4, they always post their top stock there first!

Herman Brown

Edinburgh Vintage Shops

This elegant vintage shop has quality pieces as unbelievable prices

Located in West Port Street, Herman Brown is a vintage shops with serious pedigree. Initially the business began trading at market stall and fairs but built up enough budget to start their shop. Unlike many vintage shops, Herman Brown carefully selects its pieces to ensure it has all the best trends and collections. Perfect for vintage aficionados.


Edinburgh Vintage Shops

Godiva has a great mix of vintage, local designers and recycled clothes

Also in West Port Street, Godiva prides itself as Edinburgh’s most original independent fashion boutique. This is more than a clothes shop, it is at the heart of the fashion community in Edinburgh. The business boasts a strong ethical ethos and strives to be an alternative to high street fashion. Godiva hand-picks its vintage pieces and also sells products from local designers. If you want unique, visit Godiva.

Ready to start shopping?

Hopefully, this little taster of the fantastic Edinburgh vintage shops that await in this fabulous city has you chomping at the bit to get through their wonderful doors! Well don’t worry, Dickins has wonderful apartments in all the places you want to be – and close to the heart of the vintage shops!

6/3 King’s Stables Road

Tucked-away underneath the Edinburgh Castle rock, this one bedroom apartment is warm and inviting. It’s hard to believe that you can be so centrally located, just moments from the Grassmarket and yet so quiet and peaceful. The best of both worlds are definitely available to you in this colourful short term apartment.

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6/3 King’s Stables Road

 11/5 Old Fishmarket Close

If you like to be surrounded by history, then Old Fishmarket Close is for you. The building was one of the first contemporary buildings in the Old Town and the styling is crisp and unfussy. This apartment is available for short term corporate lets, weekly holiday lets, city weekend breaks and the Festival.

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1/5 Old Fishmarket Close

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