Shopping in Edinburgh is always a fantastic experience with a wealth of choice to suit all budgets, from elegant independent boutiques to high street stores, here at Le Monde Hotel we some top suggestions of areas within Edinburgh if you’re planning on hitting the credit cards hard while in the city or even if it is just to do some window shopping!
George Street – On our door step, George Street, with its prominent old architecture and notable statues, is the perfect shopping street for anyone who likes the finer things in life. Arran Aromatics, Hollister, Jaegar, Jack Wills, Karen Millen, Molton Brown, Jigsaw and Rox Jewellers are just a few of the stores to be found in this stylish fashion hub aswell as stylish restaurants, bars and nightclubs.
Multrees Walk – Just a few moments walk away from us, this is luxury shopping in Edinburgh at its best. Home of Scotland’s only Harvey Nichols, Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Links of London and Nespresso and many other exclusive fashion brands mean the Multrees Walk shopping experience has serious style. Harvey Nichols boasts four floors filled with the best designers in the business from Victoria Beckham, Balenciaga, Gucci, Christopher Kane, Marc Jacobs and Stella McCartney to name but a few.
Princes Street – There aren’t many cities where the view while shopping is of an ancient castle. Its unique with its shops lining only one side of the street, leaving the opposite side an unspoilt area of Princes Street gardens and views of Edinburgh Castle and the Old Town. With an extensive mix of High Street brands. Home to flagship stores such as the Apple Store, New Look, Zara, Primark, Debenhams, Topshop, H&M Next and River Island and of course the historic Jenners Department Store which is a traditional shopping experience that’s very old school in many ways but hosts the most modern designers and fashions. Princes Street gardens is the venue for various markets throughout the year with some great stalls to pick up unique gifts.
The West End – Just a short stroll along the cobbles from Princes Street, The West End is an upmarket haven of beautiful shops. Upmarket boutiques, happy boozers, organic bakeries, quirky gift shops, unique jewellers and interior designers welcome your visit.
Victoria Street and The Grassmarket – Located over the mound and into the Old Town, you will find a vast range of independent boutiques and shops perfect for those looking for that little something unique and special. If you’re a lover of all things vintage W. Armstrong & Son is a must visit for retro fashion. Are you a bag lover? The Cambridge Satchel Company offer exclusive products of the highest quality from there beautiful little shop. Be prepared to meet the bag of your dreams however and fall head over heels in love. Other must visit shops include Walker Slater if you fancy rocking some tweed, Bill Baber who offer serious beautiful knitwear and Hawico which offers luxury clothing for men and women.
Why not start planning your Edinburgh shopping experience and book our Shoppers Package which includes Accommodation, Breakfast and Afternoon Tea with a chilled glass of Prosecco.