5 of the Best - Supporting Local Talent
Independent Shopping Guide
Glasgow School of Art, Dalhousie Street
Some of the best artisans and designers in Scottish fashion have come up through this venerable institution and it’s now helping them pay back their student loans with a great shop full of homeware and accessories.
Argyle Arcade, Glasgow, www.checamille.com
From her tireless quest to keep local designers in Glasgow, to her beautiful boutique high above the skyline, Camille Lorigo deserves every single one of the column inches flung at her.
Red Door Gallery
Victoria Street, Edinburgh, www.edinburghart.com
Paintings, sculpture, accessories and stuff, mostly created locally, but a little younger and fresher feeling than your average gallery shop.
West Port, Edinburgh, www.godivaboutique.co.uk
Classy, kitschy, colourful clothes with a vintage feel, by a collection of mostly Edinburgh designers. Like Lorigo, Godiva’s Fleur Macintosh works very hard to promote and preserve young talent.
Online portal showcasing and selling the work of over 50 excellent Scottish design companies, including rising star Kirsteen Stewart’s textiles and fashion.