Insider's Guide to Edinburgh - Independent Boutique's

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Insider's Guide to Edinburgh - Independent Boutique's



From cobblestone streets and hidden closes to castles and volcanoes, Edinburgh is truly one of a kind. The perfect city for a holiday you won’t be short of things to do, whether you are an ardent foodie or a whisky lover or simply want to wander around, Edinburgh does not disappoint. Quaint cafes are dotted about for coffee breaks, spectacular art galleries are the perfect spot for escaping the rain and independent boutiques are the best spots for a little shopping.





Naturally, Epitome of Edinburgh is a must stop during your visit to Edinburgh, not that we are biased. With a beautifully curated selection of unique and independent brands, consciously crafted pieces, and our very own in-house knitwear (created by owner Lisa Taylor) there really is something for everyone.







Just opposite our shop, located in the New Town! An excellent selection of hand-made homewares hand selected from Italy. Ranging from beautiful crockery, jewellery and linens to delicious Italian treats, this is a must stop shop for gifting or treating yourself! 




A Scottish menswear brand founded by Kestin Hare, with their shop situated in Stockbridge and their design studio based in Leith, the port area of Edinburgh. Kestin focuses on creating unique and modern designs that blend together with traditional processes, influences and materials that reference Scottish heritage. A consciously curated shop worthy of a visit anytime you are in Edinburgh! 




An independent shop with hand selected womenswear, menswear and homeware with a focus on beautifully manufactured goods. Situated in Edinburgh’s New Town, you will find a wide range of independently owned labels who highlight the importance of longevity and craft in their products. 




A vegan boutique committed to supporting slow fashion. You will find carefully selected pieces from ethical and sustainable brands that will ensure your wardrobe choices are making a positive impact on the planet. Nestled in amongst a haven of boutique retailers, bars and restaurants on St Stephen St, Stockbridge. 





A boutique store featuring a womenswear and menswear shop (opposite each other) located in the West End Village. Focusing on well-made and premium quality products, Frontiers offers a well considered range of labels including independent British and Edinburgh exclusive brands. A delightful shop to visit, achieving a relaxing atmosphere with eye-catching displays. 



Edinburgh Mercantile

Specialising in highly practical and beautiful homeware objects, highlighting expert craftsmanship and all round great design. A family-run business based in Stockbridge, perfect for gifting or updating your home with distinctive and reliable pieces! 





The perfect destination for those who love Scandinavian design and lifestyle. Ranging from stylish ceramics, soft furnishings and stationary to beautiful jewellery, unisex fragrances and children’s toys, there’s something for everyone! Also features a coffee bar inside using locally sourced coffee beans! 





A second-hand womenswear boutique specialising in pre-owned designer clothing and accessories. Option to sell your designer items or simply browse the wide range of designer goods available. Tucked away on Young St, StockXchange is a hidden gem worth visiting!



Scottish Design Exchange


An exciting store filled with the work of local artists and designers. Here you will find an array of beautiful homewares, clothing, jewellery, gifts, and even pet accessories with the profit going directly back to the artist/designer. A great option for finding a unique gift or souvenir from Scotland! 




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