INFO – Carolyn Baxter Boutique, London Street, Edinburgh

Couture dress designer Carolyn Baxter has opens her first shop in  Edinburgh With over 2.5 million views on her fashion, style and beauty YouTube channel Carolyn Baxter is well known in the fashion world. At the end of 2012, Carolyn opened her own boutique in London Street stocking a collection of her famous couture dresses. […]

REVIEW – Studio One, Stafford Street

By Victoria Bamber Variety, they say is the ‘spice of life’ an expression overused yet completely justified, especially where Edinburgh is concerned. Catering for every need and requirement, the shopping scene within the city is broad and varied, ranging from the arcades and department stores of Princes Street to the individual corners of dusty bookshops […]

REVIEW – Handbag Heaven Exchange, Howe Street

Immaculate second hand bags, accessories and jewellery at Handbag Heaven Exchange 36 Howe Street Love handbags and accessories?  Then head down Howe Street and into Handbag Heaven to grab yourself something fabulous amongst a wide selection. Although everything is second hand, the bags, shoes, jewellery and purses for sale are in immaculate condition and no-one need ever […]

REVIEW – GO Outdoors, Granton, Edinburgh

I love the great outdoors and have been lucky enough to travel the world, take part in a lot of outdoor activities such as camping and cycling, so was excited that Edinburgh was going to get its own GO Outdoors store  after seeing adverts for years for other stores on television.  Our dear friend and […]

REVIEW – Green Paper, Princes Street

  Green paper in Princes Street near to Frederick Street does exactly what is says on the tin.  Everything sold  in-store is recycled and good for the planet.  I wandered past yesterday and the 50% off signs caught my eye and everything is half price until Sunday 23rd May.  No catches, half the price of […]

REVIEW – Richer Sounds, Chambers Street

Richer Sounds on Chambers Street has been my choice to buy television and other audio equipment over the years.  I have always found the staff helpful with the ability to explain technical terms to a lay person like me.  All my family have bought their televisions from here due to their excellent customer skills and […]

DAY TRIP – Primark, Dunfermline

There is no Primark store in Edinburgh at present (one is in the making but council planning has yet to be sorted out), so you need to look further afield if you want to stock up with the latest low priced fashions and accessories.  I headed over with 2 mini members of the Spotlight team who now wish to spend their […]

REVIEW – Casablanca Gift Shop, Newington

Casablanca in Newington (no website) is another great place to pop in to find that perfect gift for a friend or family member. Full of jewellery, cards, unusual gifts, humourous presents suitable for all ages and occasions.  The ladies who run the shop are really friendly and will help you choose that perfect gift.  It’s […]

REVIEW – Lava and Eden, shops in Cockburn Street

Lava is a fabulous gift shop in Cockburn Street.  If I have to buy a present for someone who is hard to buy for, I always manage to find something in here.  They do a great retro section including Beatle memorabilia as well as other names lines such as Wonderwoman, Betty Boop, Star Wars, AC DC to […]

PREVIEW – Ethical Christmas Fair

Flyer The annual Edinburgh Ethical Christmas Fair starts this Saturday at Castle Street and will be a great place to shop for ethical, organic, fair trade and environmental gifts. * Open every day from 10am – 7pm (5pm on Sundays) you can get some great value Christmas ideas.  You can also get the chance to sample the […]