Edinburgh has a few good vintage shops, and the Frayed Hem is a must if you’re a fan of retro clothing. It’s beautifully decorated and sells a great range of second-hand and vintage clothes for men and women. You’ll find fur coats, 50s-style dresses, denim jackets, plaid shirts, patterned waistcoats… While many vintage shops can feel a bit shambolic, everything in the Frayed Hem is neatly laid out and decorated with old books, china cups, leather suitcases and Singer sewing machines.
I’m actually not really into vintage clothes myself, so for me the attraction of the Frayed Hem is its jewellery and accessories. They sell painted wooden necklaces featuring skulls or animals in human clothing, chunky gemstone rings, Scrabble tile necklaces, cute satin scarves and much more. Prices start at just £ 2 and are generally pretty good, so you can find a few bargains no matter what your budget.