Gravitate towards the historic Grassmarket area to find some of the most luxurious cashmere around. Hawico is exclusive, luxurious, chic, contemporary, and elegant to a tee. Rewind back to 1874 in Trinity Mills to when the Hawick Hosiery Company kicked off the production process. Today, Hawick Cashmere of Scotland still produces each and every single garment in the same exact factory. From the exquisite selection of men’s and ladies knitwear and accessories to the impressive kaleidoscope of colours, Hawico never fails to make fans feel like a million pounds.
Brora is the brainchild of the innovative and utterly wonderful cashmere queen Victoria Stapleton. What begun as a mail order business operating out of a basement is now one of the most popular and celebrated cashmere brands. With shops in Scotland, England, and even New York, there is no stopping these fashion sensations. From classy coats and exquisite tops to gorgeous baby clothing, stellar men’s polos, and luxurious accessories, nothing says chic more than being draped in head to toe cashmere. The cashmere and sheepskin pom pom beanies are just the ticket to make the colder days more bearable too.
There are some who try cashmere and never wear anything else ever again. Perhaps they unearthed the myriad of clothing delights at Marchbrae. This impeccable company are purveyors of all things cashmere, tweed, and country chic. Marchbrae drew upon inspiration from one of Edinburgh’s greatest tailors, Charles Angus Marchbrae. From 1771 onwards, this well sought after tailor (from neighbouring Dalkeith) fitted all the lads and lassies of Edinburgh with the most exquisite garments. Today, Marchbrae do exactly that. Looking for a cashmere scarf? This place has you covered.
Dunedin Cashmere is a treasure trove waiting to be explored. From the purest of cashmere and cashmere blends to tweeds, and lambs wool, expect the full works from this traditional Scottish cashmere shop. Both ladies and gents can rummage through the goodies and invest in the softest scarves, stoles, and jumpers (to name a few). Expect an extensive array of some brilliant brands such as Lona Scott, Ron Cowan, and Dunedin Cashmere. Those who caught the contagious cashmere bug will be in their absolute element.
Edinburgh Woolen Mill
The Edinburgh Woolen Mill, although incredibly ‘touristy’, is a fabulous mainstream chain store for those who want a little bit of luxury at a cost that will not break the bank. The staff could talk cashmere in their sleep and are incredibly informative about the many brands on display. Avid golfers can be decked out to the nines with the smashing selection of golf attire too. Although that bespoke high fashion cashmere piece may not be hiding here, there is still an abundance of classic options on hand.
Belinda Robertson may not be in the heart of Edinburgh but serious cashmere connoisseurs will travel to find the very best. Thankfully, East Lothian isn’t too far. Highly acclaimed creative director Belinda Dickson is a Scottish designer who has been putting her stamp on the fashion scene for over 20 years now. Her shop is filled with the most fabulous understated classics that fit perfectly. One touch of her silky soft clothes and you will be hooked.