With the festive holidays nearly upon us, we are incredibly lucky, here in Dundee, to have such a wide variety of wonderful independent retailers right on our doorstep, stocked with unique and thoughtful gifts that any loved one is going be thrilled to open this Christmas holiday period. We have put together a guide to some of our favourites, along with a selection of places that are perfect to take a break from your shopping to enjoy something to eat or drink. They also make the ideal places to spend your Christmas money and treat yourself over the holiday period. Seven of Dundee’s most inspirational independent traders await you this Christmas…
Closet Gems Boutique on Commercial Street source beautiful clothes, accessories and jewellery from all around the world and allow you to shop for it in one place at an affordable price. They have an eclectic mix of trendy, classy, vintage and cool clothes. You won’t bump into someone else wearing the same!
31 Commercial Street
Tel: 01382 782642
Dundee’s multi award winning independent record store, Groucho’s, is now in its 41st year and is the longest established music store in the city by some distance. Groucho’s buy and sell vinyl albums and singles, CDs and DVDs as well as providing an unequalled service to the local public with tickets for a wide range of concerts. They also stock an extensive range of new and reconditioned record players.
132 Nethergate Tel: 01382 228496
Dundee’s leading independent whole food store. Organic and gluten free Christmas puddings, Christmas cakes, mince pies, handmade oatcakes and shortbread, mulled punch and organic fruit fizz, a Christmas tea blend and lots of healthy chocolate truffles and other treats. Gift vouchers and Christmas hampers are now available.
29 Exchange Street
Tel: 01382 221721
Lorraine Law on Union Street sell contemporary designer jewellery that is made right here in Dundee. Stocking unique designs in platinum, gold, palladium, silver and titanium, as well as creating bespoke jewellery to order.
34 Union Street Tel: 01382 206829
Otaku Station specialises in Japanese anime toys and collectibles such as figurines, plush toys, bags and much more. The Japanese anime craze has hit Downtown Dundee because of Gillian and Tom’s passion for Japanese anime and culture…
“We have been open for two and a half years and opened the store to share our love of anime and Japan.”
38 Castle Street Contact via Facebook
Sunny’s Restaurant is good homemade Indian food made by Sunny’s mum herself. Enjoy an Indian buffet, Sunday – Thursday, for just £8.50 before 5pm or £11.95 after.
Christmas bookings are still available too, priced at £35 for adults and £15 for children. Call now to book.
5 Whitehall Street
Tel: 01382 644035
The Palais Café is a family run café right in the heart of the City Centre.
Step back in time to the 60s and 70s and enjoy homemade cooking and baking, excellent coffee and speciality teas, friendly service, and great prices. Take a break from your shopping for a delicious afternoon-tea.
11 Union Street
Tel: 07842 155730