Edinburgh sales: 10 throwback photos of Edinburgh shoppers hunting for bargains at festive season sales

Memories of sales at Edinburgh stores in years gone by

It wasn’t everyone’s idea of fun after the indulgences of Christmas, but Boxing Day and New Year sales used to a well-established tradition in Edinburgh and across the country. After splashing out on presents for family and friends, it was a chance to get a bargain or two for yourself.

The advent of online shopping, Black Friday and pre-Christmas discounts have dented the popularity of queuing in person to snap up cut-price clothes and quality goods going cheap.

But here are some pictures of Edinburgh’s festive season sales over the years.

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