Whether it’s window-shopping or the real deal that takes your fancy, nothing beats scouring through every surface of a department store floor or embarking on an epic shopping spree. Thankfully, Edinburgh hosts multiple options – this makes it all the easier to find this season’s ‘It bag’ or perfect party cocktail dress. Here, we round up the best department stores in the city for one-stop shopping sprees.
A visit to John Lewis is always a win-win. Even the pickiest of shoppers will surely be satisfied with the myriad of choices and price ranges. Expect timeless finds in the handbag and shoe department, and the womens and menswear floors offer an abundance of night-out and party pieces too. The kids’ department is more than you could ever want, and the interior and electronics areas are some of the best in Edinburgh. Careful – a day here could result in a brand-new wardrobe and a freshly decorated house.
John Lewis, St James Shopping, St James Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland +44 131 556 9121
Marks & Spencer (or Marks & Sparks) is British to the core. Where else can you find top-notch grocery items and get a gorgeous dress at the same time? It is no secret that M&S are famous for having a stellar selection of lingerie and underwear too; English rose supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley raised the knicker stats and made heads swivel when she launched her exquisite line there in 2012. Browse to find cosy cashmere sweaters, fabulous shoes and a brilliant beauty range. Looking for a timeless, good-quality winter coat that doesn’t cost a month’s rent? This is the place.
Marks & Spencer, 54 Princes St, Edinburgh, Scotland +44 131 225 2301
By Tori Chalmers