Month of Sundays - September shopping initiative
Edinburgh retailers are luring shoppers with a programme of themed days.
Retail therapy is being given a facelift in September as the capital launches a brand new shopping initiative entitled Month of Sundays. Many of Edinburgh's most popular retailers in many areas of the city including Leith, the West End, Princes Street and George Street, will offer a wide range of free activities and in-store promotions based on a series of themes.
The project will kick off with 'Kids Take Over the City' (7 Sep), which features a range of activities designed specifically for children, including demonstrations, book-readings, face-painting and balloon-making. Next up is 'Makeover Sunday' (14 Sep), which includes 'surgeries' offering advice on the latest trends in fashion and beauty, as well as demonstrations, samples and giveaways. After 'VIP Sunday' (22 Sep), complete with personal shoppers, the series concludes with a 'Vintage v Future Fashion Spectacular' (28 Sep), culminating in a fashion show.
Graham Birse, chairman of the Open for Business Group which has helped organise the initiative, and deputy chief executive of Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce said: 'Whether a resident of Edinburgh or a visitor to the city, Month of Sundays will be a fantastic way for shoppers to discover more about what Edinburgh's fantastic retail outlets have to offer. Over the month there really will be something for everyone to enjoy.'
For more information, and to keep up to date on the retailers taking part in Month of Sundays, see: www.edinburgh.org/events.
In other retail news, the city's affluent Multrees Walk celebrates its sixth anniversary at the end of August with an array of activities for shoppers to enjoy including live music, breakdancing, DJs and jazz sessions throughout the weekend and a variety of promotions on offer.
Elsewhere, those looking for a bit of an international flavour when it comes to their shopping exploits should head down to Ocean Terminal from Monday 25–Sunday 31 August, where the Edinburgh Mela hosts craft, food and drink stalls as part of this year's more expansive programme both inside and outside the shopping centre.
For more information see www.edinburghmela.co.uk