Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland

Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland. Photo by Stéphane Goldstein. Shared by a Creative Commons License on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/33278177@N00/

Article by LHH Scotland Ltd.

From cobbled streets to designer boutiques, Scotland’s capital city is a vibrant hub of culture, history and shopping deals. Like the city itself, Edinburgh’s boutique shops are diverse and full of surprises.

If you’re amongst the thousands of tourists who will be traveling to Edinburgh for the Fringe Festival this August, make sure that you take time out to treat yourself or pick up some souvenirs.

Whether you like to stand out from the crowd or if you simply enjoy the finer things in life, follow our guide to the best boutiques in Edinburgh:

Totty Rocks

Set-up by two lecturers from Edinburgh Collage of Art, Totty Rocks is the main outlet of the independent fashion label of the same name.

Lothian Road, Edinburgh

Lothian Road, in central Edinburgh. Taken from its junction with the West End of Princes Street. Photo by Lee Kindness. See: http://www.pbase.com/wangi/profile Reprinted with a Wikimedia Commons license from: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lothian_Road,_Edinburgh.jpg

 

The store’s eye-catching designs have already attracted celebrities such as Kate Moss, America Ferrera, Sandi Thom and Gok Wan.

Their unique twist on classic designs are perfect for style-conscious women who aren’t afraid to stand out! All of the clothes are designed and produced in Scotland so you can guarantee that no one will have the same outfit as you.

The best seller is the store’s signature Totty Rocks Mac which comes in a range of seasonal designs and fabrics.

For more information visit the Totty Designs website.

Demijohn

Demijohn in Edinburgh’s old town, is an unmissable liquid deli! From oils and vinegars to luxury liquors, the store stocks a range of ethically sourced products including the store’s own brand scotch whiskey.

Visitors to the store come for the experience of shopping in Demijohn as well as the high quality products. Based upon the owner’s experience of working in Southern Italy, you select from a range of glass bottles of varying sizes which are then filled with an oil, vinegar or spirit of your choosing.

The bottles can be customised with a hand written message if you’re planning of giving one as a gift.

To see to see the full product range, visit the Demijohn website.

Edinburg Castle

Edinburgh Castle and the Ross Fountain in Edinburgh. Photo by Christian Bickel, 06.08.2005. Shared by a Wikimedia Commons License at: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Edinburgh07.jpg

 Jane Davidson

Hailed by Vogue as “one of Scotland’s best kept secrets”, the Jane Davidson boutique is a haven for luxury label lovers. Originally, the store only stocked British labels but more recently it has opened its designer doors to brands such as Jimmy Choo and Roland Mouret.

The boutique aims to make shopping an event and clientele can benefit from runway shows, personal shoppers and a real log fire in the winter; visitors are even offered tea or coffee when they enter!

No woman wants to be caught in the same outfit as someone else, that’s why purchases are logged by to ensure that they don’t offer similar outfits to clients who are going to the same function.

Visit Jane Davidson’s website to find out more.

Clarksons

If you want something that sparkles after visiting the Crown Jewels in Edinburgh Castle, travel to the cobbled streets of West Bow in the Old Town to visit Clarksons jewellers. The family-owned jeweller has been creating unique contemporary and Celtic designs in the workshop above their store for over 50 years.

All of the designs are created from the highest quality materials and many of the gem stones used are both unique and exclusive to the store. Since the store designs and creates their own stunning jewellery, they can work on commission for customers who are look for something truly unique.

To find out more, visit the Clarksons website.

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