Edinburgh Fringe Fest – Best Vintage Shopping

August 29, 2011 4 Comments
The Edinburgh Fringe is nearly at an end for me now. Our last performance is tonight and tomorrow I’ll be flying back down south. I have loved being here, not just for the Festival but the shopping is amazing, from tiny cute boutiques to huge departments stores, Edinburgh does have it all. 
So here is my run down of the best Vintage shops here in Edinburgh and what you can expect from each.
Armstrong’s Vintage Emporium
83 The Grassmarket
 This is probably Edinburgh’s best known and oldest Vintage shop, established in 1840 this shop is a wonderful jam packed treasure trove of all things vintage. Its the kind of place you need to rummage through rails to find what your after but I love the visual treat of everything on display and hanging from the ceiling. 
Its a great shop for classic vintage pieces and guarantees a great shopping experience.
Barnardo’s Vintage
116 West Bow
This shop is Edinburgh’s first Charity Vintage shop and all proceeds go to Barnardos. A great little shop with some really sweet vintage finds kookily laid out. They had some lovely vintage dresses and great accessories too.
Godiva Boutique
9 Westport
The Grassmarket
0131 221 9212
Godiva is a cool shop which is a combination of Graduate fashion in the front room showcasing new designs and a vintage room at the back of the store. A funky and well laid out store and great for reworked vintage and handmade items.
51 Bread Street
0131 228 8787
Smooch is a great little Vintage shop with a nice selection of vintage footwear and some really quirky vintage clothing. Nicely laid out and very warm and friendly.
The Frayed Hem
45 Cockburn Street
A really lovely Vintage boutique with a great layout and a wide selection of items. The shop is apparently relatively new and has been really nicely done.  I loved this little black sequin waistcoat and could have browsed for much longer. 
A great vintage shop.
Herman Brown
151 West Port
This was by far my favourite vintage shop mostly because of its selection of amazing Vintage jewellery and handbags. They had lots of gorgeous Vintage beaded evening bags and many many necklaces from diamante to pearls.
A lovely shop and definitely worth a visit.
Hope you enjoyed my little run down of the best Vintage shops in Edinburgh.
Back to my usual posts next week and of course still crossing fingers for being shortlisted to the final five of the LOOK blogger competition.
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  • Sarah August 29, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    Wow! It looks like you found some amazing places :)

  • Hollie Furniss August 30, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    Love your blog, you find the most quirky places!

  • Anonymous September 2, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    thank you :)

  • Annarack September 3, 2011 at 11:51 am

    I have visited the first three vintage shops many times which has been mentioned on your blog….OMG I didn’t realise there was more, Thank you so much for sharing :) You have made my day.

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