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The Frayed Hem vintage shop

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I little while ago, I was contacted by Nina at the Frayed Hem, a local vintage shop, to ask if I could include them in my guide to Edinburgh vintage and charity shops I published in Spring last year. I didn’t really want to start updating old posts because I’ve got enough on my plate with new ones, and so much has changed with various shops closing down etc, that I may just do a new post at some point.

But I did go round to there to take some pictures and find out what’s what. The Frayed Hem is located on Cockburn Street, a street with little independent knick knack shops just off the Royal Mile and in prime visitor territory. It’s actually quite bad I didn’t know about them, the shops been there for a year already. I guess I’ve not been out exploring much last year, with everything that’s been going!

Anyway, the Frayed Hem is a lovely shop! It’s got a great range of clothes and accessories and knick knacks, including a really great selection of men’s stuff, loads of tweed jackets that are particularly ace. For the girls, there’s loads of dresses, coats and bags. And fur, both real and fake. It’s not all vintage, there’s some second hand high street stuff to, although it’s really well curated so it’s not immediately obvious what’s old and what’s new, it all comes up as a coherent whole.

Overall, definitely worth a visit!

You can find the Frayed Hem on Facebook and they’ve got a blog too.

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  • Lorena 7 March 2012, 4:11 pm

    I adore the pictures….
    I hope to someday be able to own my business. I hope it will have to do with vintage clothes and antiques.. a girl can dream 🙂
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  • Alexandra Thérèse 7 March 2012, 5:44 pm

    I’m set on making a trip to Edinburgh for a few days this summer and I’m eager to see a mix of what the city has to offer so I’ll be bookmarking this in a folder labelled ‘Edinburgh’ as come July I’ll want to remember what the shop was called! This is great as it actually looks like a vintage shop where you can have a rummage but also that has good quality items. Thanks Franca!
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  • Carina 7 March 2012, 6:53 pm

    Ooooh hüüüübsch! Ich wünschte wir hätten so einen Laden hier! <3
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  • natalia 8 March 2012, 3:20 pm

    I would go crazy in a shop like that! 😀 Thanx for the pictures!
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  • Terri 10 March 2012, 2:34 am

    It looks like it would be a great place to shop…that rack of jackets caught my eye. Was delighted to receive your package this past Wednesday. Lovely brooch!
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