Independent shops within 5 miles of Edinburgh
137 places within 5 miles
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Eero & Riley0.7 miles 7 Easter Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5PH
Friendly, brilliantly-priced (most items well under £20) shop with a tangible sense of humour, stocking homeware, gifts and jewellery. We love the Invisible Bookshelves, the astroturf-inspired toothbrush holder, and the fact that these things sit…
Guaranteed Watch & Clock Repairs0.8 miles 3 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AE
Cranachan and Crowdie0.8 miles 263 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8BQ
Bringing some welcome authenticity to the Royal Mile – albeit with a generous selection of shortbread for visitors – is, ironically, American Beth Edberg. Her deli's smart pine shelves show off the knowledge of the food scene she's picked up over 13…
Present0.8 miles 18 St Mary's Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SU
Quirky homewares, one-off jewellery items, camp and kitsch artwork, and presents for pets.
Hilary's Bazaar0.8 miles 297 Canongate, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH8 8BD
This incense-scented store scattered with ethnic statues, rare world dance CDs and beautiful, fairly-traded accessories, has been running for many years now and has long been a haunt of the city's alternative lifestyle practitioners, and eco-aware…
Bra Bohag0.8 miles 150 Easter Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5RL
Specialists in vintage retro furniture and design, with an enviable collection of Scandinavian sideboards, Ercol chairs, 70s glassware and taxidermied ducks.
Corniche0.8 miles 2 Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DT
Edinburgh's original designer label boutique offers outrageous creations (at equivalent prices) for boys and girls from the likes of Jean Paul Gaultier, Vivienne Westwood, Yohji Yamamoto, Katherine Hamnett, and Comme des Garcons.
Focus (Edinburgh)0.9 miles 70 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8AA
Skate and street wear for the boys, with labels like Stussy and Nike, Skullcandy headphones and Nixon watches; also stocks an excellent range of DVDs and is, like, the only place to go to get a new deck for your wheels. Right?
Ragamuffin0.9 miles 278 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8AA
Gorgeous, tactile knitwear for wool enthusiasts; stock includes several hard-to-find Scottish and European designers, and there's a quirky in-house label too.
Moleta Munro0.9 miles 4 Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DT
Stylish homewares, with a good range of Scandinavian design, Scottish digitally printed textiles and wool rugs.
Armstrong's0.9 miles 64–66 Clerk Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9JB
Whether you're a fashion student or just a dedicated follower, a visit to the granddaddy of Edinburgh's vintage stores is essential for anyone with even the slightest interest in clothes. The Grassmarket branch has by far the bigger, more eclectic…
The Record Shak0.9 miles 69 Clerk Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9JG
Simple, basic and excellent wee record shop with absolutely no attitude, selling a great selection of blues, rock, folk, reggae and jazz, mostly second hand. Will occasionally buy records too.
The Himalaya Centre0.9 miles 20 South Clerk Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9PR
In 2005, at the Scottish Parliament, the Dalai Lama told Reka Gawa: ‘Don't forget you’re Tibetan; keep the culture alive.’ She had long dreamed of opening a shop, and in 2007, inspired by his words, she did so: the photo of their meeting hangs proudly…
Hog's Head Music0.9 miles 62 South Clerk Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9PS
Muso paradise indeed. This grungy second-hand store is full of rare CDs and DVDs, collectable box sets and T-shirts. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable, the windows are crammed with rarities, and there's a great trade-in policy.
Word Power Bookshop0.9 miles 43 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DB
A book shop with a strong political identity and focus on promoting non-mainstream literature. To this end they run the annual Edinburgh Book Fringe during August, with a series of free literary events featuring offbeat writers, and the Edinburgh…
Fruitmarket Gallery1.0 miles 45 Market Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DF
Located behind Waverley train station, this world-class gallery showcases work by many of the leading names in contemporary art. An all-glass frontage allows passing pedestrians to observe the lower level of the gallery beyond the bookshop and café, and…
Swish Print1.0 miles 50 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1PB
Fabrick print t-shirts while you wait. They didn't say what you should wait for, but with 300 designs and 25 lettering styles you are sure to be kept busy. Custom print a hoodie, a bags, a t-shirt or even some underwear (clean of course). Prices range…
The Frayed Hem1.0 miles 45 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1BS
A vintage shop with a well-picked range of clothing, shoes, jewellery and collectables.
Avalanche1.0 miles 5 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2HY
Tiny, near-legendary record shop specialising in new and used indie and alternative vinyl and CDs. An essential part of the Edinburgh muso experience, with a great selection of local acts - Postcard Records, in particular, are brilliantly represented.
Enchantment1.0 miles 57 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1BS
Dark, incense-scented fairy cavern full of statuettes of imps, pixies and assorted gnomes. Run by a woman so ethereal she might well be a fairy herself.
Whiplash Trash1.0 miles 53 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1BS
So much a Cockburn Street institution that it practically defines the area's identity, this tiny, dark little shop sells legal highs and all the assorted paraphanelia, as well as the odd saucy nurse outfit. Difficult to define, but very much part of the…
Vinyl Villains1.0 miles 5 Elm Row, Edinburgh, EH7 4AA
This dark, brilliant and slightly haphazard collection of second hand vinyl and CDs was recently namechecked in Sunshine on Leith, the Proclaimers musical. Staff are famously unfriendly, but that's all just part of the experience.
Valvona & Crolla Caffè Bar1.1 miles 19 Elm Row, Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH7 4AA
An Edinburgh institution for many years now, the Contini family's Valvona & Crolla shows no sign of letting its standards slip. Of course, whether you can make it through to the fresh but rustic-styled dining area in the back depends on whether you…
Designshop UK1.1 miles 116–120 Causewayside, Edinburgh, EH9 1PU
Brilliant, dedicated, er, design shop for the most fabulously stylish households around. Design Shop UK is run by knowledgeable and trend-aware staff, and stocks thoroughly contemporary and progressive pieces by the likes of Phillippe Starck, Missoni…
Cookie1.1 miles 29 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1BP
Pretty cotton print frocks, brief, patterned smocks and edgy T-shirts from the likes of Eucalpytus, Yamama, Ruby Walk and Sugarhill. Certainly at the top end of the Cockburn Street price range, but still that little bit more affordable than anywhere…