Posts Tagged ‘edinburgh’

Paper Tiger Edinburgh Red Door Gallery Edinburgh Supa Kuru Edinburgh

Further to the post on Vintage shops I also visited some really great little boutiques in Edinburgh.

The Red Door Gallery

Sells independent artist designs, including prints, jewellery, cards, purses and bags

Paper tiger

Sells cards, craft items, books

The Cats Miaou

Sells cards, baby clothes, notebooks and fairtrade items

Supa kuru

Good place for cards, stationery, gifts and wrapping paper


Brightly coloured shop stocking jewellery, purses, bags; good for gifts

I think I bought a little something from almost everyone of these boutiques!

I’d be pushed to choose a favourite, I’d have to narrow it down to two, those being the red door gallery and paper tiger.

Red door gallery features work from independent and emerging artists. There’s a great selection of cards,

and loads of quirky things such as bags, brooches, jewellery and prints. I spent ages in there looking,

and it’s only a small shop!

Paper Tiger, is mainly full of really cool designed cards!! I seemed to be obsessed with buying cards on this visit!

There’s also some crafting bits and bobs, beautiful notebooks, arty books and postcards.

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Godiva Vintage Shop Barnados Vintage Store

Godiva logo Armstrongs Vintage Shop

I’ve just returned from a week in Edinburgh, which was a birthday present from my boyfriend.
Having been to Edinburgh before, I knew exactly where to head for the best shops!
Starting with some of the Vintage shops, the best area is Grassmarket where most of the vintage shops lie. One of the biggest and my favourite to rummage around in being Armstrongs. It’s like an Aladdin’s cave in there with the place decorated with all sorts of wonderful vintage items! I especially like the back room full of women’s clothes, it has sections for everything from theatrical and evening to lingerie…. There’s also a big men’s room, which has loads of cool military jackets.
Also nearby is the Barnados vintage shop, Herman Brown and Godiva. Godiva is quite an individual shop, with the front of the shop given to items created and designed by local designers, where you can choose a design and they’ll fit it for you! The back section of the shop is full of vintage items alongside a great selection of jewellery.

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