introducing dick’s edinburgh

November 25, 2012  in handmade goodness, inspiring places, new finds

Dick's Quality Clothing, Accessories and Homewares Store in Edinburgh, Scotland

We usually try to get away for a city break during autumn half term to recharge and and gain inspiration from a change of scene. One of the reasons (or excuses!) for our recent trip to Edinburgh was to visit my lovely friend, photographer Uli Schade and her husband Andrew Dick, who have just re-located there from London. It is Andrew’s home town and since the summer they have been busy bees, designing and opening a new destination menswear, accessories and home wares shop at number 3, North West Circus Place in Stockbridge, a beautiful Georgian terrace on a cobbled street in one of Edinburgh’s smartest areas. It is now open and they celebrated with a launch party this week. Please say hello to Dick’s.

Dick's Edinburgh - The Quality Menswear, Accessories and Homewares Store, Scotland

Quality menswear clothing and accessories at Dick's store, Edinburgh, Scotland

Quality homewares and accessories at Dick's store, Edinburgh, Scotland

Dicks Edinburgh - Clothing, accessories and home wares shop in Scotland

Dick's, Edinburgh, Scotland – Quality clothing, homewares and accessories store

All the clothes are sourced with care from all over the world and chosen for a reason, all the companies have a story and a background. Not the usual well-known brands but more interesting small companies, featuring high quality, handmade classic styles for men. Just some of the collection includes hand frame-knitted Shetland Isle jumpers by Laurence J Smith, flannel and chambray shirts from the New England Shirt Company, Dick’s own specification varsity jackets by Golden Bear and Tellason selvedge denim jeans from San Francisco, raincoats by Stutterheim in Sweden, classic Breton tops from France, brogues and boots by Tricker’s and Eastland and superb polos and t-shirts by Sunspel, both from England. It was perfect for my husband who loved it and bought lots. There is much more in the store and they are considering introducing some womenswear in the future too. I look forward to that!

And it’s not just for boys. The accessories and home wares include notebooks made in Paris by La Compagnie du Kraft – “The most unproductive makers of notebooks in the Western world”, incense by Paine’s of Maine, ceramics by Makkum Tichelaar – designed by Atelier NL and made from local Dutch clays (Uli made a fun animated video of them on their Facebook page here). They have leather wallets, pencil cases and footballs made by Sonnenleder in southern Germany, classic canvas bags by Brady, kitchen knives by French company Opinel and Windmuehlenmesser from Germany. There are handmade wooden crows by Mikael Nilsson in Sweden and woodblock letter prints by Chris Sleath, a local printmaker based in Edinburgh, hand-printed especially for Dick’s.

We also had a sneak peak of some fab wooden sledges that will be available for Christmas – the perfect toy for big and little kids!

Dick's Edinburgh, Scotland – Quality clothing, homewares and accessories shop

Dick's – Quality clothing, homewares and accessories store in Edinburgh, Scotland

I have worked with Uli on many occasions over the years, most recently on my Elle Decoration story. She took the images at the top of the post and is continuing to work as a photographer, travelling to London for shoots, but will also now be able to work for companies in Scotland. I also took a few snaps of my own when we visited the shop.

Homewares, accessories and men's clothing at Dick's store in Edinburgh, Scotland

Dick's – Quality clothing, homewares and accessories store in Edinburgh, Scotland

Andrew and Uli have renovated the Georgian shop and basement into a simple and stylish interior – grey plaster walls, washed wooden floor and utilitarian steel and wooden fittings – that allows the beautiful clothes to breath, and the carefully selected home ware items are a perfect complement to the space. The store is only a 10 minute walk from Prince’s Street in the centre through the New Town, at 3 North West Circus Place, Edinburgh EH3 6ST (Tel 0131 226 6220). See map here.

Now open! Dick's store in Edinburgh - photo by Sania Pell

Uli and Andrew  - owners of Dick's store in Edinburgh, Scotland

So if you ever visit Edinburgh do pop by and say hello to Andrew and Uli and have a browse in Dick’s. There are perfect things for the men in your life and you can pick up a little something for yourself too!

If you know anyone in or near Edinburgh there please share this page with them.  A new Dick’s website and online shop is underway but in the meanwhile you can follow what’s happening and see more of what is on offer if you ‘like’ their Dick’s Facebook page.

I wish Uli and Andrew the very best of success with their new venture and look forward to a return visit soon! x


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  1. Egg coddler says:

    Ooh, Dick’s shop looks amazing – unfortunately the web / facebook page links don’t seem to work. I googled but no luck. Pls let me know the website address.

  2. I absolutely loved the ambiance and styling of this shop. Its decor makes it one of the high end shops in the market with elegant collection of clothes and accessories to boast about. Would certainly visit it on my next tour to Edinburgh! 🙂

  3. This is a fantastic shop, we went a few weeks ago. Normally I hate shopping for clothes, but oddly not here. I am looking forward to going back – which I plan to do tomorrow.

  4. Sylvain says:

    By far the best men’s shop in Edinburgh. Lovely people too.

  5. elisa says:

    oh, i love masculine shops like this, the simplicity! i didn’t realise opinel made kitchen things (covet) – my tall girl has a good knife of theirs, great for carving and outdoor things. (more coveting)

    also very fond of couple collaborations. not unlike this one right here!

  6. Bill Montgomery says:

    Beautiful shop. Best wallet I have ever owned.

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