The Best Local Shopping Spots in Edinburgh

The month’s salary burning in your pockets? Itching to get gifts for friends and family? Curious to find the very best stores, bookshops and markets in Edinburgh? Is browsing your number one hobby? We understand, and so do our locals, who have their own favorite hidden gems, top picks for when nothing but a bit of window (or actual) shopping will do the trick. Check out their recommended local shops and never fall in a tourist trap again.

Hoochie Coochie – Edinburgh’s coolest clothes shop

Hoochie Coochie – Edinburgh’s coolest clothes shop

Image by Mark Gorman

“Hoochie Coochie” in Edinburgh is an colourful clothes shop with amazing prices. Dropping by is part of my routine when I go to the cinema…

Full Article by Mark Gorman

I.J. Mellis – Always time for cheese & wine

I.J. Mellis – Always time for cheese & wine

Image by Alasdair MacQuarrie

“I.J. Mellis” in Edinburgh is a small cheesemonger’s that stocks some of the city’s best restaurants. I like going there for their tasting room…

Full Article by Alasdair MacQuarrie

Lupe Pintos – Travel the world in Edinburgh

Lupe Pintos – Travel the world in Edinburgh

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“Lupe Pintos” is so much more than a deli, with all the unusual and hard-to-find international ingredients crammed in it, it’s an Aladdin’s cave of food…

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Lyon & Turnbull – Fine art & antique auctioneers

Lyon & Turnbull – Fine art & antique auctioneers

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“Lyon & Turnbull” have been selling the goods of Edinburgh’s residents since 1826. The auctions are a great, and free, way to go people-watching.

Full Article by Anson Clark

Maqbools – A chef’s dream!

Maqbools – A chef’s dream!

Image by Alasdair MacQuarrie

“Maqbools” Edinburgh is an international supermarket, a place for people that still get excited about food and cooking it. It’s where I stock up on spices!

Full Article by Alasdair MacQuarrie

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