Jane Davidson is the cream of the crop when it comes to Edinburgh’s best designer boutiques. This haute couture haven was founded in 1969 and originally stocked British brands. Now, Jane Davidson’s daughter Sarah Murray runs the business like there’s no tomorrow. Expect to find all the familiar international favourites, from Jimmy Choo to Escada along with Diane von Furstenberg, Preen, and Dries van Noten. Luxury denim labels such as J Brand are also lurking in the midst of this intimate fashion Eden. Let it be known that this elegant Georgian townhouse boutique works wonders for those with a fancy for exclusive niche brands, too.
Tribes of eager fashion followers flocked to Epitome for its grand opening in 2012. This boutique goes by the mantra that style holds power over trend-led fashion. The eclectic variety of avant-garde designers is refreshing to say the least. Those with a discerning eye for distinctive, key pieces that favour timeless functionality will be able to breathe easily here. From Birkenstock to Mackenzie Leather, Norse Projects, and Stella Jean, Epitome exudes a confident international essence. The selection of soft leather bags, unusual yet classic shoes, and accessories are sophisticated to the core.
Kakao by K
Taste a sumptuous snippet of Scandanavian flavour at Kakao by K. This serene boutique attracts street-style savvy folk. The array of minimalist pieces are a must for any wardrobe, while the bright, breezy colours and smooth lines make up the majority of items. Steer clear of fussy patterns and draining colours and enjoy the likes of Yas, American Vintage, Maison Scotch, Cluse Watches, and Olivia Burton. It is almost as though each accessory, jewelry piece, and clothing item was picked especially for each customer.
Step inside shoe sanctuary Pam Jenkins and enter into your own Sex And The City episode. This high-end boutique is home to utterly fabulous collections from some of the most exclusive and sough-after designers out there. Drool over the latest and greatest from the likes of Christian Louboutin and Jimmy Choo, Gianvito Rossi, and Tory Burch. Let’s be honest — the moment you encounter the luscious red soles of those Louboutin heels, anything is possible. Each and every handbag in Pam Jenkins is as exquisite as the shoes that match.
Since opening in 1975, Corniche has witnessed many a momentous fashion season. This unique boutique is famed for stocking bespoke pieces and has always reflected a strong infatuation with international designers. Since the beginning, Corniche imported directly from talented Japanese designers such as Kansia Yamamoto and Izzy Miyaki while also stocking the best of the Brits, from Vivienne Westwood to Katherine Hamnett. Today, this Edinburgh-based store offers an impressive selection of the most coveted pieces from deftly skilled designers. Amazingly, every collection in here has some sort of alluring and distinctive detail. Then again, this isn’t your run-of-the-mill boutique.