Shopping in Edinburgh

When you visit Britain's most stunning city you deserve to buy a souvenir of equal measure. Here's where to shop in Edinburgh

You may think that the cobbled street that leads up to Edinburgh Castle would be the ultimate tourist trap - and for the most part it is. But, that said, you can still find some pretty amazing items and deals in the shops that line the Royal Mile. Keep your eyes peeled for these three things: Tartan scarves, Celtic jewelry and kilts.

Princes Street, meanwhile, is home to mainstream shops like Dorothy Perkins, H&M, Top Shop, Marks & Spencer and the Scottish department store, Jenners. It's a fashionista's dream!

For a modern spin to the tartan look, the High Street boutique Ness sells skirts, sweaters, purses and more in bold tartan pastels. Their tartan wellington boots also come in handy for Scottish-style weather wherever you are in the world!

George Street, the centerpiece of the New Town, is an up-and-coming area and now boasts high quality shops and restaurants including Browns, Space NK Apothecary, Austin Reed, Cruise, Jones, Phase Eight, French Connection, and many others.

But if you are looking for great items at modest prices, head to the Livingston Designer Outlet. Located 25 kilometers (16 miles) southwest of Edinburgh, it offers upscale outlet shopping with an impressive collection of 90 designer and name brand outlet stores. Enjoy savings of 25 to 50 percent every day. Stores include Calvin Klein, GAP, Armani, Clarks, Reebok, Le Creuset, Zavvi, Cadbury's, Claire's, Levi's, Next and many more.

Royal Mile

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Royal Mile

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Princes Street

Princes Street

If the Royal Mile is the life vein of the Old City, then Princes Street is its equivalent in the New Town. Just a short walk from the Old City, Princes Street extends from Lothian Road to Leith Street and is home to numerous tourist sights and museums. It can be seen from Edinburgh Castle... read more

George Street

George Street

Up-and-Coming Thoroughfare... read more

Ocean Terminal

Ocean Drive
Ocean Drive, Leith

Edinburgh's Premier Shopping Mall... read more

St. James Centre

Leith Street
Leith St. (at east end of Princes St.)

Shops Galore... read more

Gyle Shopping Centre

Gyle Avenue

High-Street Names Under One Roof... read more

Jenners

Princes Street

Jenners Department Store, commonly known simply as Jenners, is a department store located in Edinburgh, Scotland. It has maintained its original position on Princes Street since 1838. It contains over 100 different departments selling a large variety of goods... read more

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Ness

367 High Street

Tartan knitwear in bold pastels... read more

John Lewis

69 Leith Street
St. James Centre (near Picardy Place at the top of Leith Walk)

Reliable Store... read more

Livingston Designer Outlet

Almondvale Avenue

If you are looking for great items at modest prices, head to the Livingston Designer Outlet... read more
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