Shopping in Edinburgh? We go off the beaten path to Bruntsfield.
If you’re looking for some retail therapy and specialised food and drink, you’ll find an array of eclectic spots in the heart of Bruntsfield, Edinburgh. Whether you’re an Edinburgh local or here staying at The Bruntsfield Hotel, you’ll be able to find exactly what you need and more. Here’s a rundown of our favourite places to go.
Three boutique locations for Biscuit may be found in Glasgow and Edinburgh. With a desire to find wearable, adaptable, and appealing styles that fit the varied lifestyle of the modern woman, Amanda Mitchell launched the first in 2015. Based on this philosophy, Biscuit carefully selects designers, offering effortless separates, shoes, and accessories from names like Bellerose, Maison Anje, Mercy Delta, Hayley Menzies, and Stine Goya. The selection is playful and feminine, with standout pieces and wardrobe essentials you'll grab for year after year. Think unusual designs and upbeat colours.
Ruby Shoes is in the heart of the chic neighbourhood of Bruntsfield, about ten-minute walk from Princes Street. Their collections, which are hand-selected and sourced in Italy, Spain, and Scandinavia, sparkle with shiny sheen, sensual leather, and beautiful silhouettes. Style, quality, and top-notch customer service are prioritised. Fabulous labels like Ash, Billi Bi, Chie Mihara, Ilse Jacobsen, Hogl, Project AJ117, Gestuz, Munthe, Selfhood ,Pavement, Philip Hog, and Sibin Linnebjerg are featured in their capsule collection.
This charming little boutique in the heart of Bruntsfield offers an eclectic collection of designer and branded ladies’ wear collections, shoe bags and accessories sourced from around the world. Chi Edinburgh takes great pride in finding and sharing with their clients a diverse and constantly changing mix of collections that offer timelessly elegant design, superb craftsmanship, luxurious tactile fabrics, unique wearable comfortable apparel, footwear, and accessories from all over the world.
More than 20 distinct brands are represented, from whimsical contemporary shapes by Trine Kryger Simonsen, Alembika, and Vetono to cosy cashmere and jacquard knits by Estheme Paris and Aldo Martin. Witty motifs across Vilagallo, Just White, and Bianca; reversible skirts and jackets by Eroke and Latte feature lovely Italian design; Mac Jeans, That's me, Latte, and KJ Brand offer incredibly comfy pants and jeans; Stunning shoes from United Nude, hip trainers and tweed brogues from Marco Tozzi and Snow Paw, as well as Scandinavian-inspired designs in Masai, complete the look.
Nordic Living by Biehl has a carefully curated collection of Danish furniture and accessories, located in the hub of design lovers, Bruntsfield.
The creators of this design mecca, Sofie Biehl Kleberg and Mogens Kleberg, relocated from Copenhagen to introduce authentic Nordic elegance to Edinburgh. It was an instant recipe for success when they filled their floors with renowned Danish furniture designers and stocked their shelves with an eclectic mix of carefully chosen, exciting new brands. Biehl's treasure trove of design draws customers to Nordic Living, where they are greeted with a warm, friendly atmosphere and an exciting space to browse and shop.
The household goods sold by Nordic Living are made to last for many generations. Items are sourced from companies that respect their raw resources and employ sustainable manufacturing techniques. They see their furniture as investments because it has classic designs that only become better with age and are frequently passed down as treasured family heirlooms.
A delightful little business selling prints, presents, and curiosities are called Curiouser and Curiouser. It's a great location to buy gifts or fascinating items for yourself because it's full of items and designs from independent artists. There are plenty of unique goods in the store to furnish your house, from soft furnishings to inventive kitchen accessories. A nice selection of jewellery, books, stationery, and prints are also available; they all complement one another beautifully in the store and draw customers in. It's nice to see some goods from local artisans that are distinctly Edinburgh-based.
Curiouser & Curiouser is a fantastic site to buy gifts and provides picture framing services in-store. You can always discover something special and distinctive in Curiouser and Curiouser, which is located on Broughton Street and Bruntsfield Place. The owners personally scoured far and wide for the goods they combine in their stores, so quality and style are assured.
Snapdragon is a florist and botanical store in the heart of Bruntsfield. They create our gift bouquets, wedding flowers and events flowers with a natural, understated garden style, and always with an emphasis on seasonality. Their flower bouquets, vases of flowers, plants, botanically inspired gifts, and homewares can also be delivered in and around Edinburgh.
The Bruntsfield shop is open 7 days where you can browse a full range of botanically inspired goods and they showcase smaller artisan and British makers alongside their favourite larger brands
Snapdragon is a great place to browse and seek inspiration. Here you'll find fresh flowers, plants, a variety of useful items for your home or city garden, and everything that makes them the perfect gift. They look for smaller brands and artisanal manufacturers alongside some of the big brands that Snapdragon loves. Fresh flowers and plants come to the shop several times a week and change according to the season.
Scottish gourmet coffee roasters Artisan Roast operate three cafés in Edinburgh and Glasgow. They frequently place as the best Scottish baristas in the UK Barista Championships, and their coffees have been used in the World Brewers Cup.
Artisan Roasts’ mission is to locate distinctive, quality-driven, and vibrantly tasting micro-lots for their coffees. They meticulously source their beans directly from growers or long-term supply chain partners.
Bruntsfield, the smaller brother of the Artisan Roast shops, debuted as a pop-up store for the 2011 fringe festival but has since established itself. The store features a brew bar, a cosy nook, and high stool tables in the tradition of an artisan roast. Bruntsfield, which is removed from the bustle of the city centre, is the ideal location to un wind and reflect while enjoying a flat white and some soup on a chilly day.
Trying tasty sausages, pies, and sandwiches is the best thing you can do. A lot of people flock to 181 Delicatessen to sample the delicious scones, pudding and excellent tea and coffee. You can also sample some delectable whisky after a long workweek. Most customers comment on how courteous the staff are, bringing their true Scottish charm to add to the experience. Why not try something new while taking in the lovely surroundings of Bruntsfield?
181 Delicatessen was set up in 2014 by Mike & Charlotte Billinghurst on Bruntsfield Place, one of Edinburgh's busiest and independent-focused high streets. The delicatessen is stocked with cheeses, meats and deli produce sourced locally and from abroad plus they have a small 4-table café in the back serving hot drinks, home baking and light lunches.
They have fresh baking available every day which is baked on the premises. Fresh locally baked bread is also available every day.
Their focus is fresh quality led produce served in a friendly customer led atmosphere.
Dig In Bruntsfield is a community-owned and operated greengrocer in the heart of Bruntsfield.
In 2012, more than 200 Bruntsfield residents attended a public meeting to express their concerns that the supermarket chain had taken over Peckham's deli and health food store in the heart of Bruntsfield Place. It was clear that there was a genuine desire among the locals to rebuild the greengrocer in Bruntsfield and complement other independent businesses in the area. That's why they do their best to stock their shelves with affordable ,high-quality groceries and household items you need most. Whether you enjoy cooking with family or friends or whether you're looking for something simple for dinner tonight, they have a wide selection of fresh, chilled, and wholefoods to make it easy to find what you need. Dig In as a retailer is committed to doing its part to reduce food and household waste, most of the products are unpackaged, so you can buy only what you want and use. They also offer 30% off yesterday's bread and have a "discount basket" of products that are great for soups, stews, and baked goods.
Here is just a taste of what Bruntsfield has to offer. Whether you’re visiting Edinburgh or residents, make sure to add Bruntsfield to your list of places to visit. The area is a fantastic place to get lost and inspired. After you’ve completed your retail therapy, why not spend some time in The Neighbourhood? There’s a dog-friendly private garden and a botanical-inspired cocktail menu, which is the perfect end to a day spent in Bruntsfield.