Edinburgh’s Princes Street has changed a lot in recent years and many iconic stores – such as the iconic Jenners department store – have sadly closed for business.
Both the internet and the arrival of the nearby St James Quarter has led many locals and tourists to do their shopping elsewhere, and the Capital’s most famous street can often seems quite deserted nowadays.
But it wasn’t always this way. Take a look through our photo gallery to see a dozen great Princes Street shops of the Nineties and Nougthies that are much missed.
A highly fashionable blast from the past this one. Burberry closed its Princes Street outlet in 1999. Photo: LUCIE HUSBAND
2. 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
3. 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
4. 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