Last week I went to Dundee for the first time ever (bar stopping off via the train to Aberdeen when I went to uni there), and it was unexpectedly fashion-filled and fun. I’d heard some amazing things about the small Scottish city, with its newly developing modern waterfront, highly esteemed art schools and a host of talented fashion brands and manufacturing, so I thought I’d take a day trip and compile a fashionista’s guide to Dundee.

First up, here are the stores you need to be shopping at and the brands to fall in love with if you’re a fly guy or gal in Dundee:

Hayley Scanlan

186 Perth Rd

http://www.hayleyscanlan.com

Mandi Candi Boutique

18A Exchange Street

http://www.mandi-candi.com

Cartocon

129 Nethergate

https://www.cartocon.co.uk

Spex Pistols

4 Johnston’s Lane

http://spexpistols.com

Β Swankie Jo’s

17 Exchange Street

http://www.swankiejos.co.uk

Next up, here are the Dundee fashion bloggers you need to be following:

Amanda WIlson of Honey Pop Kisses

http://honeypopkisses.com

Helen McDonald of Wardrobe Conversations

http://www.wardrobeconversations.com

Christina Miller of The Daydreamer

https://thedaydreamer.net

And finally, here are the places to see and be seen in Dundee:

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD)

Perth Road

https://www.dundee.ac.uk/djcad/

Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA)

152 Nethergate

http://www.dca.org.uk

V&A Museum of Design DundeeΒ 

Waterfront (opening soon)

https://www.vandadundee.org

So what are you waiting for? Dundee is the place to be right now for fashion lovers. In fact, it has been awarded UNESCO City of Design, the first in the UK. I had such a great time on my day trip, massive thank you to Mandi Candi and Hayley Scanlan in particular for giving me a great welcome to the city! I’ll be back for more shopping, that’s for sure!

From the 24th-29th May, head along to the Dundee Design Festival 2017, for workshops, exhibitions, demonstrations, performances, films and forums.

Find out more here.

Ruth @ Urbanity xxx

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