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Catalog Ltd2–4 St Stephen Place, Edinburgh, EH3 5AJ
The Cigar Box361 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1PW
Oh come on, what do you think it sells? Finest, hand-rolled Havana stogies, plus a plentiful supply of pipes and rum from the same people who run Royal Mile Whiskies, so you know they'll take their expertiese seriously. Perfect for the Papa Hemingway in…
Coda Music12 Bank Street, On the Mound, Edinburgh, EH1 2LN
Handily situated right in the middle of tourist heaven on the crest of the Mound, this tiny store lays claim to the biggest selection of folk and traditional music in Scotland. Hoots!
Eco Chic Boutique45 High Street, Merchant City, Glasgow, G1 1LX
Eighty Six86 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, G11 6NX
Elvis Shakespeare347 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 8SD
As the name bringing together two of the world's great icons suggests, this much loved Leith Walk institution treats music and literature as equals. Something for everyone, from country music to literary criticism, and Irish poetry to metal. Prices…
Fabhatrix13 Cowgatehead, Edinburgh, EH1 1JY
Where did you get that hat, old bean? Well, Fabhatrix, actually. Top hats, clôches, trilbies, Scottish felt hats, vintage style, silk wedding hats, red hats, bowlers, straw hats, quirky tweed deerstalkers and feather fascinators …Fabhatrix sells nothing…
Flux55 Bernard Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6SL
Cracking little shop in the heart of Leith. Although it sells Scottish crafts, don't think for a second it's the same sort of tartan tat you'd find in the tourist zones. They also come with a splendid all-ethical produce guarantee.
Focus220 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G2 1HA
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?
Galerie Mirages46a Raeburn Place, Edinburgh, EH4 1HL
Those of a magpie disposition will love Shiela Dhariwal's array of silver, chunky, ethnic, beaded and stone-studded jewellery; an Aladdin's cave of internationally-sourced, sparkly stuff with a pretty broad price range, in a gorgeous hidden location.
Galletly & Tubbs431 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G4 9JA
Interiors, furniture, wall-hangings, vegan handbags, candles and art deco birthday cards. Oh, and jewellery, Christmas decorations, ceramics, soft furnishings and the occasional ashtray shaped like Chairman Mao's head. The fully comprehensive range of…
Guaranteed Watch & Clock Repairs3 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AE
Hannies Antiques LimitedGlasgow Clydeside Antiques Building, 121–127 Lancefield Street, Glasgow, G3 8HZ
Stockists of second-hand and antique furniture, specialising in items sourced from Holland and Belgium.
Herman Brown151 West Port, Edinburgh, EH3 9DP
Seriously gorgeous selection of top-end vintage accessories and shoes hang alongside a carefully selected, colour-coded range of 1950s-1980s fashions. The very best place to lay hands on retro sunglasses, diamante hat pins and patent stilettos.
Joyce Forsyth Scottish Designer Knitwear42 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh, EH1 2QE
Strange, beautiful and completely unique hand-made knitwear suitable for lovely witches and stylish eccentrics. Prices range from £5-£265.
Leakey's Second Hand BookshopGreyfriars Hall, Church Street, Inverness, IV1 1EY
Charles Leakey has been in the book business since he relocated to Inverness from Hertfordshire in 1979. Formerly home to St Mary's Gaelic Church, the historic premises provide the perfect environment to browse through rows of tall wooden shelves…
Main Point Books77 Bread Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9AH
Situated between a lap-dancing club and a church, Main Point Books specialise in mind-expanding tracts. Fans of Vonnegut, Brautigan, Dick and Orwell will find plenty of politically-charged sci-fi to keep them happy here, and there's a great section of…
McNaughtan's Bookshop3a & 4a Haddington Place, Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH7 4AE
The Men's Store73 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, G1 2PS
These days, buff blokes tan. And groom. And tweeze. And, er, wax. Everything but the guyliner at this high-end grooming gaff for geezers. Grooming packages range from £1.80 for minimal sideburn tweaking to £100 for a fully monty. No, not like that.
Monorail12 Kings Court, King Street, Glasgow, G1 5RB
Don't mistake the slender couple of shelves in the back room of vegan venue Mono for a lightweight enterprise. Owner and muso Stephen Pastel has been setting Glasgow's hipster pulse from here for years.
Oscar and Fitch20 Mulltrees Walk, St Andrews Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3DQ
The store of choice for the more fashion-conscious spectacle-wearer, choose from chunky and thin-rimmed, vividly colourful and monotone glasses to chuck on your face and feel good about. They've also got a splendid selection of popstar-worthy sunglasses…
Paper Tiger53 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH1 2DJ
Alongside beautifully-designed wrapping paper and greetings cards, Paper Tiger also stocks the famous Moleskine notebook and a gorgeous selection of unique travellers' journals, address books and photo albums sourced from around the world. Prices range…
Peter Bell Books68 West Port, Edinburgh, EH1 2LD
Traditionalist antiquarian bookshop with a focus on history, Scottish interest and philosophy. Part of the West Port books collective.
Pierrot et Coco3 Abbot Street, Shawlands, Glasgow, G41 3XE
Small, elegant 'lifestyle boutique'.
Play It Again* Records47 Ruthven Lane, Glasgow, G12 9BG
Play it Again* Records are pretty keen on avoiding the corporate trappings of logos, mottos and mantras (but insist on keeping the asterisk). They sell and buy old records, CDs & DVDs that are in decent condition and fairly priced. Nothing will ever…