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The latest big name in high street fashion unveiled it’s exclusive Edinburgh store this week when Tommy Hilfiger opened its doors on Multrees Walk.

The Edinburgh branch of the iconic fashion brand joins a network of one of more than 1200 Tommy Hilfiger stores in over 90 countries and once again show’s the attraction to big names of the Capital’s shopping scene.

The new Greens hairdressing salon opens in Castle Street in 1959

The new Greens hairdressing salon opens in Castle Street in 1959

With a city full of eager fashion followers it is no surprise the Capital has long celebrated new arrivals on the high street, and back in March 1959 the ladies were out in force to try out some of the latest styles available at the opening of the new Greens hairdressing salon in Castle Street.

There were huge crowds for the official opening of Cochrane’s Boutique as eager fans of popular radio DJ Stuart Henry came along to see him cut the ribbon at an official ceremony.

The opening of the new Argos catalogue shop on North Bridge in September 1985 heralded a change in the way we shop, and one of the store’s first customers picked up more than just a catalogue when he turned up.

However, there was plenty of glamour at the opening of the Woolworth’s store in Constitution Street, Leith, in February, 1970, when Scottish tenor Kenneth 
McKellar – who just a few years earlier had represented the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest in Luxembourg – joined staff and eager customers to launch the new outlet.

Radio Scotland DJ Stuart Henry meets fans as he opens Cochrane's boutique in 1966

Radio Scotland DJ Stuart Henry meets fans as he opens Cochrane's boutique in 1966

And the Capital’s home improvement enthusiasts turned up in their hundreds to be among the first inside 
the new Great Mills DIY superstore when it opened its doors at Seafield in November, 1986.

One of the first customers at Argos in North Bridge with his purchases in September 1985

One of the first customers at Argos in North Bridge with his purchases in September 1985

Kenneth McKellar opens Woolworth's in Constitution Street

Kenneth McKellar opens Woolworth's in Constitution Street

Crowds queue at the opening of the Great Mills DIY superstore at Seafield

Crowds queue at the opening of the Great Mills DIY superstore at Seafield