Friday, 26 March 2010


Bill and I both love Jenners department store. It's one of Bill's best qualities, I think, the fact that we both get excited about the same things. Bill thinks Jenners is the 2nd best shopping place in the world, after the Galeries Lafayette in Paris. Well, Galeries Lafayette is pretty tough to beat.

I visited Jenner's on my first visit to Edinburgh, before I knew Bill and before I'd ever been to Harrod's, the outside of which is a nowhere nearly a beautiful as Jenners.

I fell in love with all the wood everywhere,

not to mention the ornate stone work on the outside and the lush goods available to purchase inside. Trust me, there is an atmosphere in places like this that is completely different to J.C. Penneys, Sears, Wal-Mart even. I think it's to do with the number of digits on the price tags or the instant name recognition of the clothing designers. It could just be that they clean more often and spray expensive perfume around.

Back on my first visit, I just went in to have a cup of tea and to luxuriate in the atmosphere. It was a great place to watch people. I've never seen so much tweed in all my life.

I gather that sometime between my first visit and now, Jenners has been purchased by House of Fraser. I'm sure that no matter who owns the place, for everyone in Edinburgh it will always be Jenners.

My photos don't nearly do it justice. There are far better here and here.

1 comment:

Struggler said...

Your photos certainly give a sense of the poshness of the store! I love shops like that, even if just for browsing.