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:
186 Perth Rd
Mandi Candi Boutique
18A Exchange Street
4 Johnston’s Lane
17 Exchange Street
Next up, here are the Dundee fashion bloggers you need to be following:
Amanda WIlson of Honey Pop Kisses
Helen McDonald of Wardrobe Conversations
Christina Miller of The Daydreamer
And finally, here are the places to see and be seen in Dundee:
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD)
Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA)
V&A Museum of Design Dundee
Waterfront (opening soon)
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