Armstrongs

83 The Grassmarket Edinburgh EH1 2HJ

Retro central for Edinburgh's fashionistas, with rails packed full of secondhand clothes. There's a definite tendency towards the extravagant, unusual and outrageous, with ball gowns, military uniforms, kilts, furs and odd hats. If you're actually after something sensible rather than fancy dress, dig deep for the chance of an old designer wool coat or bullet-proof tweed jacket.

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