Edinburgh’s Christmas Shopping Hotspots

Princes Street

Home to retail giants such as Debenhams, Frasers, Zara, Primark, M&S and the historic department store Jenners, this street is famous worldwide for its much loved high street fashion offering.

George Street

A chic fashion hub, with stylish brands including Hollister, Jack Wills, Karen Millen, Anthropologie, and LK Bennett rubbing shoulders with lively bars and famous restaurants.

George Street

Multrees Walk

Take a stroll through Multrees Walk, the definition of luxury shopping in Edinburgh, and discover designer fashion and accessories from Louis Vuitton, Mulberry, Tommy Hilfiger, BOSS, and Harvey Nichols.

The West End

A stroll down the quaint cobbled streets of Edinburgh’s West End ‘Village’ is an absolute must. Situated only a minute’s walk from Princes Street, it features a delightful mix of quirky gift shops, designer fashion boutiques and independent stores.

The Royal Mile

A historic gem, with a selection of gifts and souvenirs, including Scottish crafts, cashmere and whisky, alongside some of Edinburgh’s oldest taverns and eateries.

Thistle Street

Nestled behind George Street, Thistle Street offers a selection of unique boutiques where you can pick up the perfect Christmas party outfit or luxurious gifts for loved ones. Set amongst some of the best bars and restaurants in town, it’s the ideal place for a relaxing shopping experience.

The Greater Grassmarket

A lively restaurant, pub and shopping area beneath Edinburgh Castle, the Greater Grassmarket is buzzing with Scottish designers, artisans and independents selling crafts, vintage clothing and antiques, including Scottish knitwear from Hawico and Scottish tweed jackets, suits and knitwear from tailoring specialists Walker Slater.


Find out more about this year’s Christmas offering on edinburgh.org  – the Official Guide to Edinburgh.

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