Blending designer shops with unique independent shops and markets, Aberdeen shopping around the ‘Granite Mile’ is pure shopping heaven. There’s nothing standard about the Aberdeen shopping experience around a tightly packed city centre with themed quarters. Funky fashion retail rich shopping centres galore are here in Aberdeen, like Bon Accord & St Nicholas featuring favourite fashion brand names like Hobbs, Topshop, Lipsy and Reiss.
Aberdeen’s newest shopping centre and hub for the city’s shopping scene is Unique Square – where to head for large retail brands – over 50 shops, several cinemas and a choice of restaurants and cafes are all here with ample adjacent parking. Union Square was the site for the first Apple shop outside of London – which tells you all you need to know about the super cool Aberdeen shopping scene!
Independent and vintage shopping fans will love Aberdeen’s Merchant Quarter with its range of independent shops featuring cool surf & snow shops and funky footwear & clothing shops like Hanon jostling with stylish cafes and bistro restaurants. Checkout the designer fashion stores of The Academy Shopping Centre on Schoolhill – designer brands like Lyle & Scott, Diesel and Fred Perry mingle with vintage shops you won’t find anywhere else in the city.
Browse a range of locally sourced food, crafts and delicacies at the monthly Aberdeen County Fair (last Saturday of each month), one of Scotland’s largest markets centred around Belmont Street – everything from meats, sweets, crafts, cheeses, fish, art and more is on offer here. Three international street markets around Union Terrace (usually one in Spring, Summer and Winter) also take place in the city annually and you’ll find Aberdeen’s main indoor market in the central Market Hall just off Union Street. For variety and a great blend of independent, designer, market and high street shopping – come browse the ‘Granite Mile’. Book shopping breaks in Aberdeen online now.
Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.