These vintage shops in Scotland are all more than 25 years old and packed with hidden gems for those who are willing to take the time to sniff them out.
Places for vintage finds in Scotland
1) Auldearn Antiques
A family-run business for 25 years, this is a great find just outside the sleepy village of Auldearn. Secondhand furniture, china, bric-a-brac, vintage clothing and architectural items are laid out over the beautiful buildings. From lofty large spaces, to little cosy rooms. You’re always due a warm welcome at Auldearn Antiques, and remember one man’s trash is another’s treasure. Go find yours.
2) W. Armstrong & son
Starting life in 1840, this well-established vintage clothing and accessories store has been delighting customers through the eras. Packed with clothing from the 1950s through to the 1990s, what was once in fashion, then out of fashion is now back in fashion! As the rails adorn a wonderful assortment of colours and fabrics to sift through at reasonable prices. A mecca for those who want unique and one-off garments that no one else will have. With the current trend to reject fast fashion, Armstrongs have been well ahead of their time. They have three shops in Edinburgh with each one having its own personality, however the Grassmarket location deserves a special mention.
3) Starry starry night
Tucked down a cobbled lane, this little vintage shop can provide some gems. Opened in 1986, there are lots of styles to flick through, from Victorian all the way to the 1980s. It’s well worth to explore if you are looking for something unique that can’t be found on the high street.
4) Concorde Music
This little record shop packs a punch with a wide variety of mediums to choose from. The vinyl collection ranges from 12” singles and 7” singles to secondhand records from all different types of genres. This is also Scotland’s oldest independent record store, established in 1967. Go and have a look, there is something to suit all tastes.
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