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Gallery-style boutique for vintage and made-to-measure clothing, plus independent designer fashion. Godiva is Edinburgh’s most original independent fashion boutique. Unconventional, innovative and liberated, Godiva strives against the soul sucking monotony of fast food fashion to provide a truly unique alternative. it’s a vintage store with a DIY punk spirit. Rather than price up hand-me-downs or pride themselves on mint condition knee length skirts from the 50s, Godiva does all of the above with an… Read More

armchair books grassmarket

Fancy a good read?  Head to Armchair Books which is a second hand and antiquarian book shop which is a little gem in the already delightful area of Grassmarket. As soon as you walk in you’re lovingly punched in the face with that aroma of books–not the “new” ebooks smell, but that old, beloved smell that comes from books that have been owned and loved before. Then you take in the walls… Read More

PI-KU COLLECTIVE is an independent clothing an d homeware company, specialising in wholesome quality and fresh design. PI-KU COLLECTIVE supports local designers and craftsmen, as well as stocking specially selected second hand items. 39 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh, EH1 2QB OPENING HOURS TUES to SAT 11 – 6 SUN 12 – 5 MON closed pi-kucollective.co.uk Map of PI.KU. COLLECTIVE – CANDLEMAKER ROW

A fine selection of Ales from Bow Bar on West Bow street, Grassmarket. It offers a relaxing quiet pint in a Victorian-styled space. MAny locals frequent here as well as the many tourists that visit the old town every year. Stocking many real ales and guests beers, Bow Bar also offers an extensive selection of 150 malt whiskies. Save room for a pint of the Caledonian Deuchars IPA! One of the classic… Read More

I love this sweet shop. It’s a beautiful, sugary wonderla nd of happiness and a wee gem in the Grassmarket. Stocking almost every traditional sweet as well as American sweets that you can imagine. They Also stock traditional “the broons” products. 37 Grassmarket Edinburgh, Midlothian EH1 2HS 0131 225 2322 Map of Bains Retro Sweet Shop [mapsmarker marker=”56″]

Lackdhu stock & promote a collective of over 40 Artists from Edinburgh and beyond, who produce a unique range of Edinburgh & Scottish Art Prints, illustrations, ceramics and jewellery. Along with providing a framing service to local Artists for over 25 years this traditional Scottish family run business has an in-depth knowledge and appreciation of Scottish Artists and Crafters, working with a local fine art publisher, they promote with passion a select group of local Artists, illustrators and creators. Feel Free to… Read More

still life

Still Life is a traditional Edinburgh Shop in candlemaker row with original paintings, prints & curios. “Desirabilia is a word everyone knows the meaning of: it is not in the standard dictionaries of English, yet it is understood instantly. Desirabilia is what I sell…” This place is incredible. I mean, I’ve never been big on antiques, it’s not my thing. But some of the things in Still Life make you want to… Read More

hannah zakari candlemaker row edinburgh

Hannah Zakari is an independent boutique specialising in items which are designed or handmade by indie designers. We’re proud of what we do and love supporting creative individuals and cottage industries. Our passion for indie design means we are always excited about the latest thing to come into the shop and thrive on finding beautiful and interesting new designs for our customers. They’re always striving to do things a bit differently to the… Read More

armstrongs vintage

Armstrongs clothes emporium at the east end of the grassmarket has a varied and unique collection of clothing, if your not buying, it’s certainly worth looking around the shop. This is a fantastic second hand clothes shop in Edinburgh, with retro wear, fancy dress, theatrical costumes, and even wedding dresses. Popular with students, partygoers and tourists. Rummage away and you might be rewarded. This huge second hand/vintage clothes shop in the Grassmarket… Read More