Shopping in Edinburgh

This is where local Airbnb hosts say to go in search of local treasures and trends.

Locals’ favorite places

1. Valvona & Crolla
19 Elm Row
89local recommendations
Charlotte
Charlotte says “Scotland's oldest Italian delicatessen& wine merchant - an Edinburgh instution run by Mary Contini &...” ·
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2. Ocean Terminal
147local recommendations
Ola
Ola says “Ocean Terminal is a fair sized shopping centre. You'll find some of the big high street shops here. ...” ·
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3. John Lewis & Partners
Leith St
51local recommendations
Howard
Howard says “If you're from the UK, you'll already understand - if not, visit John Lewis. The department store is...” ·
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4. Armstrongs Vintage
81-83 Grassmarket
36local recommendations
Al
Al says “Branches in the Grassmarket, Clerk Street, and Teviot Place (under the name Rusty Zip). Vintage clot...” ·
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5. Harvey Nichols
30 - 34 St Andrew Square
49local recommendations
Maureen
Maureen says “Top floor restaurant and bar with great views on a nice (or rainy) day. Sit on a bar stool and tuck...” ·
6. Edinburgh Farmers' Market
Castle Terrace
39local recommendations
Vicky
Vicky says “Nice place to get some local produce including fresh bread, cheese, meat and hot food. Quite expensi...” ·
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7. Cornelius Beer & Wine
18-20 Easter Rd
45local recommendations
James
James says “Excellent independent wine, beers and spirits shop with great special offers on personally selected ...” ·
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8. Concrete Wardrobe
50A Broughton St
23local recommendations
Emily
Emily says “Established by a local textile designer and a weaver, Concrete Wardrobe stocks Scottish design-led ...” ·
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9. House of Fraser Jenners Edinburgh
48 Princes St
27local recommendations
Andrew
Andrew says “Jenners began life as a shop at 47 Princes Street in 1838. It is Edinburgh's most famous Department ...” ·
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10. Curiouser & Curiouser
93 Broughton St
23local recommendations
Colin
Colin says “A favourite quirky art shop and picture framers exhibiting and selling all sorts of prints, cards, ...” ·
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11. Golden Hare Books
68 St Stephen St
7local recommendations
Elle & Rupert
Elle & Rupert says “A beautifully curated independent book store with a fantastic selection of books for both adults and...” ·
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12. Herman Brown
151 West Port
13local recommendations
Judith
Judith says “I've shopped at Herman Brown for over a quarter century and I love the finds I've made here. Vintage...” ·
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13. Multrees Walk
Multrees Walk
25local recommendations
Jo
Jo says “Chic, upmarket and designer stores, leading onto St Andrews Square - (often used as a venue for pop ...” ·
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14. I.J Mellis Cheesemonger
30 Victoria St
17local recommendations
Kate
Kate says “One of Britain's finest cheese shops, with an acclaimed range included many unpasteurised and organi...” ·
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15. Flux
55 Bernard St
18local recommendations
Jenny
Jenny says “I love this shop, full of unusual and individual gifts, often made in Edinburgh or Scotalnd” ·
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16. Marks & Spencer Edinburgh
54 Princes St
14local recommendations
Maureen
Maureen says “Good selection of Food, do Meal Deals usually thursday - tuesday £10 meal for 2 with bottle of wine.” ·
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17. Armstrongs Vintage
10local recommendations
Cathy
Cathy says “Vintage clothing. Branch of the famous Armstrong's of the Grassmarket a short wander from the flat” ·
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18. Cameron Toll Shopping Centre
6 Lady Rd
23local recommendations
Javed
Javed says “Whatever you are looking for ,all under one roof is just 5mins walk away.Shopping for groceries, clo...” ·
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19. St James Shopping
18local recommendations
Paul
Paul says “St James's Center has a wide variety of shops like River Island, Next, Thorntons and many many more.” ·
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20. Tills
1 Hope Park Cres
5local recommendations
Ann
Ann says “Great secondhand book shop for a good read after a lovely walk!” ·
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21. Ronde Bicycle Outfitters
66-68 Hamilton Pl
11local recommendations
Dawn
Dawn says “Great bike shop with amazing range of top quality bikes and cool cycling gear! Good cafe. Now hire b...” ·
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22. Glass & Thompson
2 Dundas St
9local recommendations
Rachel
Rachel says “Great coffee and sandwiches. Fans of the 44 Scotland Street series might also catch a glimpse of Ale...” ·
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23. Fort Kinnaird
32 Newcraighall Rd
17local recommendations
Itziar
Itziar says “Well designed shopping park with restaurants, coffee shops, good selection of high street retail sho...” ·
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24. Walker Slater
16-20 Victoria St
7local recommendations
Debbie
Debbie says “For the daper gent or lady! The most wonderful selection of hand made tweed suits you'll ever come a...” ·
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25. Cranachan & Crowdie
263 Canongate
8local recommendations
Fiona
Fiona says “A lovely little shop specialising in gorgeous Scottish produce and gifts. The owners, Beth & Fiona, ...” ·
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26. Loch Leven's Larder
8local recommendations
Linda
Linda says “An award-winning family run farm, restaurant, deli and retail shop situated three miles from Kinross...” ·
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27. The Edinburgh Book Shop
219 Bruntsfield Pl
6local recommendations
Gabriella
Gabriella says “No literary request too obscure, the staff here really know their stuff, and have read every book in...” ·
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28. The Cats Miaou
36 Elm Row
11local recommendations
Ines
Ines says “Beautiful wee shop of independent designers -perfect for special and very original souvenirs! Highla...” ·
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29. Life Story
53 London St
4local recommendations
Ian
Ian says “Life style store with a big love for all things Scandinavian. They recently added a cafe section so...” ·
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30. Paper Tiger
53 Lothian Rd
5local recommendations
Laura
Laura says “Interesting cards and gifts, just round the corner from the flat” ·