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An Edinburgh Institution

Vintage styles from fashion history, a great place for a little time travelling.

My latest #supportabusinesssketch is this beautiful shop front of Teviot Place, home to one of four W. Armstrong & Sons stores in the city.

I remember hanging out and meeting folk in the flagship Grassmarket store back in the 90s and with their four locations these vintage clothing stores will feature in many an Edinburgh dwellers story.

Do you remember visiting one of these stores in the past? If so do tell me below, I still love to pop in and see the amazing pieces they have on show.

Visit their website below to see all the locations and go say hello, let yourself drift into years gone by, and wonder which items from your wardrobe may be hanging in these stores one day!

W. Armstrong & Son website

So drop in if you are passing, and give a little back to the small businesses that are so important to Edinburgh. Also let me know by commenting below if you have a local trader who deserves a ‘sketch out’.

And if you would like to send a boost to your local independent business then make a sketch/drawing or painting and post it online with the hashtag #supportabusinesssketch

Volunteers with a passion for fashion needed in Stockbridge

CHSS_fashionWith Edinburgh Fashion Week just around the corner the city is a buzz with fashionistas discussing the latests trends and creations.

If you have a ‘passion for fashion’ then this charity shop in Stockbridge is looking for some help. I spotted this sign outside the Chest Heart & Stroke charity shop on Raeburn Place, Stockbridge and thought it was perfectly timed.


Edinburgh Fashion Week runs from March 5th – 13th, highlighting the city’s fashion scene and unique, chic boutiques through numerous events. For more information see the links below, and if you can help out at the CHSS shop pop in and say hello.


Sketch in fine liner with watercolour wash.



Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland website

#EdFashion Week on Instagram



Edinburgh International Fashion Festival website