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The Best Independent Retailers in Aberdeen, Scotland

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Updated: 28 August 2017
As Scotland’s third largest city, Aberdeen has long been a destination for shoppers and has an excellent array of outlets and stores, as well as many independent shops. Here is our handy guide to shopping in the Granite City.
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Hamish Munro

Hamish Munro is a family-run business with more than 25 years of trading under their (designer) belts. Here you can find all manner of quality-labelled women’s footwear, but it’s not just shoes—the boutique also sells beautifully designed clothing, handbags and accessories. They have diversified with a website, too, for those of you who can’t make it to Aberdeen.

Hamish Munro, 19-25 Thistle Street, Aberdeen, Scotland, +44 01224 641388

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Bellino is another excellent place to browse designer collections, with names on offer that include Geox, Cara London, Joseph Ribkoff and Pomodoro. In addition to excellent service, you can expect top-quality clothing, boots, shoes and accessories in up-to-date and classic styles.

Bellino, 17 Thistle St, Aberdeen, Scotland, +44 01224 648130

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Jamieson & Carry

Jamieson & Carry jewellers has been in the same location since 1925. That remarkable figure pales in comparison to the amount of time they’ve been in business—since 1733! They sell an excellent range of watches, jewellery and unique gifts, and they also sell online.

Jamieson and Carry, 142 Union St, Aberdeen, Scotland, +44 01224 641219

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Books and Beans

Is Books and Beans a café that also sells books, or a bookshop that is also a café? Regardless, it is an excellent place to pick up something to read and to sit and watch the world go by, maybe with a tasty bite for lunch, as you’re bound to get hungry exploring all the shops on this list.

Books and Beans, 22 Belmont St, Aberdeen, Scotland, +44 01224 646438

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Esslemonts/Esslemonts 2

Esslemonts is a menswear shop on popular and trendy Thistle Street in the West End. Esslemonts 2 has women’s fashions and is next door. The carefully selected and unique items are exclusive to the area and are curated in very small batches.

Esslemonts2, 22 Thistle Street, Aberdeen, Scotland, +44 1224 630606

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Sirene has a well-deserved reputation for selecting and stocking only the most beautiful items. Along with their sister store in Brighton, all the way down on the Southern coast of England, brands offered include Lucy Choi, Des Petits Hauts, Just Female and Essentiel Antwerp. The service is top-notch, and visitors are always made to feel welcome.

Sirene, 434 Union Street, Aberdeen, Scotland, +44 01224 637740