The following list of edinburgh department stores is in alphabetical order:
Who: Aitken and Niven
Where (phone): 77 - 79 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3ET (0131 225 1461)
What: A small department store selling upmarket clothing, shoes, and accessories.
Where (phone): 109 - 112 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3AA (0131 225 1320)
What: Once considered down market, the introduction of designer ware from the likes of Jasper Conran has led to an up-swing in their reputation.
Where (phone): 145 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 4DL (0131 225 2472)
What: Part of Britain's largest chain of department stores, offering casual clothing, lots of cosmetics and perfume and the usual department store fare.
Where (phone): 48 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2YJ (0131 225 2442)
What: An Edinburgh tradition, "Scotland's Harrods" is an independent department store which can count the British Royal Family amongst its illustrious clientele (something that Harrods now cannot). Classy, expensive and extremely well-stocked, visit the famous Jenners food hall for a range of traditional Scottish food and quality groceries.
Who: John Lewis
Where (phone): 69 St. James Centre, Edinburgh, EH1 3SP (0131 556 9121)
What: Gone are the days when it was never knowingly undersold; the internet put pay to that. Nevertheless this department store does offer quality merchandise and reasonable prices.