Edinburgh Shopping Hitlist
The Fudge Kitchen
Outside this sweetly twee little shop there is usually a big sign inviting you in for free fudge tasting - you probably won't need asking twice.
30 High Street (F4), 0131 558 1517, www.fudgekitchen.co.uk, Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-6pm.
Recycled vintage clothing jazzed up by hand. The owner creates bespoke pieces in his back-store workshop and each one is a complete one-off, which helps explain why his designs are so widely sought after.
54 Broughton Street (F2), 0131 557 6672, www.joey-d.co.uk, open daily 10.30am-6pm.
Initially a Glasgow store, but now a nationwide chain, Fopp deals in CDs, books, vinyl and other music-related ephemera. A good spot for hunting down bargain albums and keeping up with the kids.
3-15 Rose Street (E4), 0131 243 0870, www.fopp.com, Mon-Wed & Fri & Sat 9am-6pm, Thu 9am-7pm,Sun 11am-6pm.
This deli shop brims with wholesome fair and Middle Eastern treats, like chunky hummus dip, falafel wraps and delicious homemade baklava.
8 Nicolson Street (F5), 0131 557 5534, Mon-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun noon-6pm.
The Portal offers an ethical shopping alternative, selling jewellery made from recycled objects, organic clothing and other guilt-free goods. One small step.
17 St. Mary's Street (F4), 0131 558 8578, www.wasteinnovations.com/portal, Mon-Wed & Fri 10am-6pm, Thu 10am-6.30pm, Sat 11am-6pm, closed Sun.