Edinburgh’s Princes Street has seen plenty of popular shops close for business in recent years – most notably, the iconic Jenners department store.
Both the rise in internet shopping 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 thoroughfare can sometimes seem quite deserted these days.
But it wasn’t always like that. Have a look through our photo gallery to see a dozen great Princes Street shops of the Nineties and Nougthies that are much missed by locals.
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
2. JJB Sports
From Pro Shoes to Sports Connection, Princes Street had some great sporting goods stores in the 1990s and 2000s. JJB Sports, a firm partially taken over by Sports Direct in 2012, was another good example. Photo: JANE BARLOW
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. Ratners jewellers in Princes Street 1992
The lowest prices in town, apparently. Photo: Bill Henry