Shopping in Aberdeen
The city ranks third in Scotland for shopping. The traditional shopping streets are Union Street and George Street, now complemented by shopping centres, notably the Bon Accord & St Nicholas and the Trinity Shopping Centre. A new retail £190 million development, Union Square, reached completion in late September/early October 2009.
Major retail parks away from the city centre include the Berryden Retail Park, the Kittybrewster Retail Park and the Beach Boulevard Retail Park. In March 2004, Aberdeen was awarded Fairtrade City status by the Fairtrade Foundation. Along with Dundee, it shares the distinction of being the first city in Scotland to receive this accolade.
Opposite the Gallery is The Academy a new indoor shopping mall with boutiques, restaurants and bars. Union Street the main shopping area in the city centre, is a few minutes away, with The Bon-Accord-St Nicholas Centre, Aberdeen's largest shopping centre and The Mall shopping centre, also known as The Trinity Centre. There is also the smaller Galleria centre, off Langstane Place in the city centre.
Located in a converted Victorian school building in the heart of the city centre, the Academy has a relaxed, fun atmosphere. They’re especially proud of central open-air courtyard, offering a chilled setting for alfresco eating and drinking from the likes of Nandos, Costa Coffee, Wagamama and new bar restaurant Rye and Soda.
Bon Accord St Nicholas
Aberdeen's largest fashion destination is based in the heart of the city centre of Aberdeen. Bon Accord & St Nicholas are home to all your favourite brands including; Topshop, River Island, Next, New Look, Oasis, Karen Millen, Warehouse, Coast, Hobbs, Kurt Geiger, Lipsy, Jane Norman, Miss Selfridge, Wallis, John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, Radley and many more!
Union Square brings stylish shopping to the heart of the city with fabulous fashion and lifestyle stores to explore including Apple, Hotel Chocolat, Joules, Hugo Boss, Zara, Hollister and MAC.