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George Street, with its prominent old architecture and notable statues, attracts flocks of stylish shoppers come rain or shine. This grand street is renowned for housing some of the most sought-after shops, restaurants and bars in Edinburgh. From classic coats and iconic leather jackets to the silkiest of bed linens, check out Culture Trip’s guide to shopping on George Street.
Jaeger is as British as can be. This UK born-and-bred clothing brand has been adorning the bodies of the ultra stylish since 1884. In other words, they know exactly what they’re doing. The Scottish weather has quite a temperament, so just to be safe, head to this gem for your classic camel coat. Jaeger is not just a one-hit wonder though, so make sure to browse their wonderful men’s and women’s collections.
Paperchase is a place of dreams when it comes to pens, paper, and all the good stuff in between. Choose from an ocean of options and mix-and-match with the coolest prints, materials, and textures. Stock up on unusual notebooks and revel in the ecstatic feeling of finding a perfect new pen. Happy hunting.
Any Cath Kidston enthusiast can spot the brand’s iconic prints all the way from Princes Street! This wee treasure trove may be a tight squeeze, but this doesn’t detract from the plethora of pencil cases, quirky mugs, keyrings, aprons and pens. The list really does go on. This British brand has impressed avid shoppers in the UK (and the rest of the world) since 1993.
Aspiring chefs and home-style cooks are guaranteed to have a field-day at Lakeland. Try not to get overwhelmed with the endless possibilities and stellar selection of cooking utensils. Ever wondered how fancy restaurants get that perfectly shaped egg? Lakeland hosts a multitude of gadgets and gizmos, which ultimately have the ability to transform the way things are done in the kitchen. Browse items for the garden and delight in the fantastic gift options too.
Breathe in the selection of alluring scents from luxury perfume brand Jo Malone London. This famous brand has so many choices, it’s hard to know where to start. Picky? Not a problem. Jo Malone prides itself on excellence and knowledge, so with a little perseverance, finding that perfect scent will be a breeze. If the bank allows, invest in one of their signature giant candles. With the sturdiest of wicks and sleek glass bowls, let the sensational aroma permeate every space of your home.
This contemporary fashion brand is based out of London and never fails to create the most classic and stunning pieces. Stock up on these wearable works of art and be prepared to accept an influx of compliments. Back in 2008, this brand had a major relaunch, causing them to take their designs to new heights. Whistles is the place to find that perfect cocktail dress or sleek jumper.