A Vintage Fashion Wonderland in Edinburgh, Scotland


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I found myself in Edinburgh, Scotland with a few days to kill. I had no plans, I only knew I didn’t want to spend my days in the souvenir shops. As I strolled down a winding road I’m thinking, ‘this is more like it’, there is almost nobody around and I see these quirky, artsy store fronts, the kind that make you wonder what exactly they are selling. I didn’t realize then that I was headed to the Grassmarket area, a famous historic marketplace in the Old Town part of Edinburgh:

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Armstrong’s Vintage Emporium
Next thing I knew I was inside this outrageous vintage shop, incredibly curious from every angle. I was entirely certain I had been transported to a fairy tale world. Check out the photos, you’ll begin to understand.

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This is what I love about wandering new places; there behind this little, unsuspecting storefront is a Britain’s largest vintage clothing emporium established in 1840. They have Scottish kilts and highland wear, heavy fur and leather coats, 1950s ball gowns, vintage lingerie, disco-era jumpsuits, colorful collections of suspenders, boots, sunglasses, scarves, skirts, dresses, hats, gloves, Levis, things from all over Europe and spanning many decades – I mean this waaay beyond any vintage clothing store I have seen, and I have seen many.

It’s called Armstrong’s Vintage Emporium and you can shop their super cool EBay Store online. Find yourself a costume or just something that speaks to you; everything is one of a kind. I’ve been looking forward to sharing this, I hope you enjoy!

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suzetteWelcome! I'm Suzette, an Emmy Award winning visual effects artist and travel photographer passionate about doing some living! I have been traveling for the better part of the last ten years in an effort to get out of my bubble and gain some understanding of the world. No matter where I go, I seek out gems off the beaten path and this site is my attempt to show you how to do the same.

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