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Earl Grey Street By Richard Webb

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Vintage, gifts and clothes

Tollcross is home to a selection of cool boutiques, vintage stores and gift shops, as well as some useful speciality retailers.

On Home Street you can find a treasure trove of vintage and collectible items in Emporium 62 - a fascinating place to browse and explore. Nearby Hoochie Coochie sells a mix of unique and trendy fashions, for men and women, and it's always a joy to visit.

A little further south, on Leven Street, Joolz and Dandelion & Ginger sit side by side. Both are great destinations - look for handmade jewellery, unique clothing items and other fabulous gifts.

Near the corner of the Meadows you'll find Backtracks, home of vintage records, retro games and a great selection of used tapes and CDs.

Bike shops

The area is home also to two bike shops. Soul Cycles is an independent, ethically-minded shop where they sell new and used bikes, both modern and vintage. Evans Cycles is also nearby, just on Fountainbridge, and has a large range of new bikes including electric ones. They also have a range of bike to work schemes, if you plan to cycle to work.

Grocery and delicatessen

Past the Kings Theatre, on Leven Street, you can source hard-to-find Mexican and American ingredients at Lupe Pintos Deli. Next door, Pekotea have a huge range of specialist teas and infusions, along with teaware and a little tea bar where you can sit in.

A little further south, you can find local butcher, Saundersons, and pick up fresh fruit and veggies from Global Fruits Edinburgh.