Both the internet and the arrival of the nearby St James Quarter has led many locals and tourists to shop elsewhere, and the Capital’s most iconic street can often seem quite deserted these days.
But it wasn’t always this way. Have a look through our photo gallery to see a dozen great Princes Street shops of the Nineties and Noughties that are much missed.
1. Disney Store
The wall of Disney characters as you entered the store was a joy to behold. Also, "Disney Princes" has a certain ring to it. Photo: PAUL RAEBURN
A highly fashionable blast from the past this one. Burberry closed its Princes Street outlet in 1999. Photo: LUCIE HUSBAND
3. Virgin Megastore
Despite being situated just a couple of doors down from HMV, Virgin Megastore somehow managed to co-exist with its major rival for almost 30 years. Photo: JUSTIN SPITTLE
4. Bargain Books in Princes Street 1992
Did what it said on the tin: books, and lots of them, at bargain basement prices. Lovely. Photo: Bill Henry