Shopping and Fashion

Scotland is full of leading contemporary fashion designers - who not only dominate the catwalk but also the high street.

Some of Scotland’s leading designers include Christopher Kane, Jonathan Saunders, Holly Fulton and Louise Gray. Between them they have worked with industry leaders, featured on the cover of magazines and collected a host of awards. Renowned across the world, the Scottish fashion industry exports to more than 150 countries worldwide.

With such a strong industry, Scotland unsurprisingly offers an incredible shopping experience, with stylish boutiques, malls, designer stores and specialty shops.

Shopping in Style

Glasgow’s ‘Style Mile’ has over an incredible 200 stores, a square mile in the centre of town offering high-end shopping - along with quality restaurants and bars. There are a wide variety of designer labels on offer, including Vivienne Westwood, Kurt Geiger and Reiss. And in the west end of the city, a wide range of vintage-inspired shops and markets.

In Edinburgh, you can enjoy a luxury shopping experience at the elegant Multrees Walk, with brands such as Louis Vuitton and Armani. Edinburgh is also the only place in Scotland where you can find the Harvey Nichols store - which is home to countless designer labels like Gucci and Prada to name a few.

Inverness is home to the beautiful Victorian Market, which offers a charming shopping experience with unique pieces of clothing and jewellery. You can also find all your high street names at the Eastgate Shopping Centre, which boasts an impressive selection of stores.

Aberdeen is a great experience for those who want to visit a large number of shops in one day. There are many shopping centres all located in the middle of the city, including Union Square. With so many well-known brands in one area, shoppers don’t have to go far to find amazing deals.

Scottish fashion has a rich history, which goes back as far as the 16th century with the traditional Highland Kilt. Tartan is recognised across the world and will forever be associated with Scotland. Today, Scot designers are still inspired by its iconic history and fabrics when creating new and exciting designs. Wherever you go in Scotland, there is a new designer waiting to be discovered.

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