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Edinburgh - Shopping

Edinburgh offers an unrivalled shopping experience. The city is full of treats for the discerning shopper taking an Edinburgh city break. From department stores bulging with designer goodies to small and stylish boutiques and even the famous Harvey Nichols and Jenners stores - you'll find them right here.

Harvey Nichols
It's not just the endless floors of designer clothes and luxury brands that'll get you in a tizzy. Equally spectacular are the views of the city from the Forth Floor restaurant. On a budget? Blow it. Visit the Harvey Nichols website.

Multrees Walk
Scotland's most luxurious shopping street is a fashion lover's idea of heaven. Top designers, unique boutiques and the famous Harvey Nichols store call this home. Visit the Multrees Walk website.

George Street
Everything about George Street is grand. So it's no surprise top designers, luxury brands, exclusive boutiques and exquisite eateries rub shoulders on this part of town.

Princes Street
Home to all your High Street favourites. There's M&S for nibbles, GAP for jeans and Dixons for gadgets. For everything else and a whole lot more, don't miss the city's most famous department store, Jenner's.

The West End
Edinburgh's compact size means shopping your way through the city's streets is easy. William Street and Stafford Street, to the west of Princes Street, both have a good selection of High Street and one-off stores.

The Grassmarket
Vintage is what The Grassmarket does brilliantly. Snap up a one-off bargain in the quirky boutiques, or splash out on a designer exclusive. There are loads of great cafes and bars if you need to refuel.

Teeming with 'ladies who latte', Stockbridge is the place to head to experience Edinburgh's café culture. There are plenty of gift shops, galleries and designer stores to pop into en route.

For an unusual find, the shops in Bruntsfield take a bit of beating. From designer jewellery to exquisite flowers, wedding gowns to hand-made chocolates, you'll find it all here.

See how the city's old docks got a whole new 'Leith' of life. Explore the little shops and cafes that line the revamped streets then dock at Ocean Terminal, a swanky new shopping centre with its own cinema, bars and fine restaurants.

Out of town

Livingston Designer Outlet
Scotland's largest Designer Outlet with over 90 shops, all under one spectacular glass roof. It's guilt-free shopping all the way, with bargains galore from all the biggest brands. Visit the Livingston Designer Outlet website.

Alongside the Livignston Designer Outlet, a new shopping centre was unveiled aptly named; The Centre. This brand new retail development offers high street and brand name fashion in a stylish setting. The Centre brings a new urban edge to the Livingston shopping experience.

Coupled with the Macarthur Livingston Designer Outlet, Livingston now boats one of the largest shopping areas in Britain all wtih free parking.

Fort Kinnaird
If you want all the best high street stores without the hassles of the high street, Fort Kinnaird is the place to head. There are shops galore and free parking-a-plenty. Visit the Fort Kinnaird website.