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Fat Buddha73 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5TF
Laid-back store stocking everything your average skater needs: spray paint by Monstercolors and MTN, skate stuff and obscure Japanese T-shirt labels. Sick.
Floral Haven2 Kildrostan Street, Glasgow, G41 4LU
Unique, design-led and thoroughly creative South Side florist prone to creating unusual arrangements.
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.
Focus (Edinburgh)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?
Forest Bookstore26 Market Place, Selkirk, Scottish Borders, TD7 4BL
Fruitmarket Gallery45 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…
Godiva9 West Port, Edinburgh, EH1 2JA
One of the most original independent boutiques in Edinburgh, with a big front room stuffed full of exciting local design talent and a back room of vintage that's particularly good for boys. Recycled rara skirts, lovely frocks by local designers, and…
Golden Hare102 West Bow, Edinburgh, EH1 2HH
In the heart of Edinburgh's old town, Golden Hare bookshop stocks a beautiful and hand-picked selection of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, graphic novels and children's books. We specialise in illustrated and beautifully produced books. These are…
GOODD Ltd60 Osborne Street, Glasgow, G1 5QH
Independent shop and exhibition space featuring carefully selected lighting, furniture and home accessories, often by local designers, plus the option of a commissioning service.
Grace Flowers173 Byres Road, Glasgow, G12 8TS
The window displays at this lovely wee indie florists are legendary on Byres Road, particularly around Valentines Day.
Guaranteed Watch & Clock Repairs3 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AE
GUITARGUITAR22–26 Trongate, Glasgow, G1 5ES
Helios Fountain7 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2HY
Aaaah. Wholesome shop stuffed with beads, handmade toys, candles, crystals and more books than you could shake an incense stick at, including magically-illustrated children's books and a selection of complementary therapy reads. Just going in there is…
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.
Hilary's Bazaar297 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…
The Himalaya Centre20 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 Music62 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.
Honey Bea's HouseCresswell Lane Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8AA
Little sister to Kelvinbridge institution Felix and Oscar, and an essential stop for trendy WEndies hunting Cath Kidston chintz or Orla Kiely handbags. They also do nice lines in tongue-in-cheek pressies, Alessi kitchenware, and non-cutesy kids' fashion.
Hyndland Bookshop143 Hyndland Road, Glasgow, G12 9JA
Indie Chic Boutique111 Broughton Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3RZ
The boutique formerly known as ‘Thrift Chic’ has renamed and offers a range of women’s clothing and lingerie from top American brands not to be found in the UK. Plus a small collection of ‘gently-used designer clothing’.
Inkspot and Silverleaf76/78 South Street, Bo'ness, Falkirk, EH51 9HA
J&G Innes107 South Street, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9QW
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.
K1 Yarns Knitting Boutique89 West Bow, Edinburgh, EH1 2JP
Knitters' paradise! Every possible colour and texture of yarn you can imagine, plus patterns, weekly classes, and an informal area for sitting and, well, knitting.
Kakao45 Thistle Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1DY
Kakao by K serves up an exclusive collection of super-feminine and stylish clothes, accessories and jewellery, all with a distinct Scandinavian flavour and not readily available in the UK. Kakao by K is focused on being a relaxed place for women to…