The Culture Trip Guide To Shopping In the Grassmarket Area

Courtesy Of Tori Chalmers
Courtesy Of Tori Chalmers
Tori Chalmers

Stepping into the Grassmarket is like stepping into a market place from times past. The cobbled streets are straight out of a fairytale and the vibe from jovial passers-by is contagious. Have a browse through our guide to the best spots for shopping in Edinburgh’s glorious Grassmarket area.

1. Museum Context

Shop, Museum

Museum Context can only be described as a place of dreams. Literally. Look above and see the most fascinating mobiles of planets. Gaze to the side and see giant plane propellers. Stare ahead and become transfixed by the most stunning collection of antique globes and intriguing magnifying glasses. It is all in there. When it comes to finding that timeless and unique piece for the home, Museum Context is a cabinet of curiousity tailored to those who like antique and classic pieces without the dust or tackiness.

2. Armstrongs


Armstrongs Vintage
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From kilts to leather bomber jackets, costume jewelry, scarves, blazers, vintage dresses and more denim than James Dean’s wardrobe, we advise you put aside a few hours for your visit to Armstrongs. Edinburgh natives will most likely agree that it is the best vintage store out there, and as you walk out with a bag full of bargains, you’ll find it hard to disagree.

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