The Dogs of Broughton Street, Part One.

There seems to be an influx of friendly dogs on Broughton Street these days. I don't mean people walking their dogs, but the retailers themselves seem to have developed a penchant for keeping a dog or two under their till points. The dogs in question are either cute and teeny tiny, or large and supermodel-esque.

A number of shops on the street have also joined a website called 'Dugs n Pubs' which advertises dog friendly venues all over Scotland. Both 'Curiouser and Curiouser' and 'Concrete Wardrobe' are a part of this, among others. The 'Dugs n Pubs' shop front sticker means you can take your dog inside, rather than having to risk tying him or her up outside.

Treacle at Concrete Wardrobe, being a statue at the base of a Joachim King standard lamp.

 Treacle at Concrete Wardrobe

A dog with a very small footprint. Thora at White Rabbit, getting comfy.

Stanley, Thora's elegant friend at White Rabbit.

 The outstretched beautiful Josh at Curiouser and Curiouser.

The perfect addition to any shop. Josh at Curiouser and Curiouser.

 It's all too much for Treacle at Concrete Wardrobe. Nap time!


Edinburgh based Donna Mathieson of Himalayan Princess is a self taught illustrator who enjoys creating characters that inhabit both imagined and real worlds. 

These images come in 2 differing formats A5 and A4 prints as well as blank greetings cards for your own private message!

Those of you who have visited Edinburgh in the past may even recognise some of these quirky and fun views of Edinburgh!


Anyone for tea?
Concrete Wardrobe has just taken stock of the cutest knitted tea cosies by Scottish based maker Queen T. Each one is individually made. We also stock tweed tea cosies by Ondine Smith and Katherine Emtage.

Tea Cosies by Queen T

 Cafetiere Cosies by Queen T

Appliqued Tweed Tea Cosies by Ondine Smith

Harris Tweed Tea Cosy in Magenta by Katherine Emtage


We are very excited to get a new collection of *NEW WORK* in from Perth, Scotland based textile designer Taisir Gibreel!

These stunning, vibrant and wearable pieces will look fantastic on any Spring time  out fit!

As well as being an ex student of Duncan of Jordansrtone College of Art, Taisir is also an ex student of Concrete Wardrobe co-founder, James Donald who taught her at Dundee College.

This textile designer is certainly one to watch!


News Release: Immediate Release                                                                                                       April 2013

Woollen Jewels

Quirky and nostalgic felted jewellery by Edinburgh based Lynsey Walters is on sale at Concrete Wardrobe this June for their monthly Maker of the Month exhibition.
Walters specialises in jewellery and hair accessories made from a mixture of hand and industrial felted Scottish wool. Her style is inspired by her vintage collections and a quirky sense of humour. The jewellery is based loosely on an imaginary garden crossed with a delicious haberdashery shop. The work is strongly coloured and has a delightfully nostalgic charm.
An ECA and RCA graduate, Walters runs her studio from her home in Portobello, Edinburgh, and sells internationally to some of the coolest shops around the globe, including Concrete Wardrobe.
Inspired by the detailed everyday objects of home life, and with a natural eye for balance and harmony, even Walters’ kitchen cupboard looks like a still life in its own right; a perfectly executed display of 1950’s containers and packaging. A collector of all things vintage, detailed and shiny, Walters’ reflects these magpie tendencies in her work. The new range of jewellery includes necklaces and brooches, featuring birds on felt branches, secreting sparkly jewels in the form of buttons and shiny beads.
Of her exhibition at Concrete Wardrobe, Walters commented, “Having exhibited internationally, it’s great to be able to exhibit in my home city of Edinburgh. Concrete Wardrobe reflects the ethos of my work perfectly.”
Fiona McIntosh, Co-owner of Concrete Wardrobe added, “Walters uses wool, the most traditional of Scottish fibres, to create delightfully intricate and imaginative modern pieces. All beautifully made and perfectly priced.”
Lynsey Walters will be on display at Concrete Wardrobe from 1st to 30th June 2013.
Concrete Wardrobe is open Monday to Saturday 11am to 7pm. (Sunday 12 - 5pm.)
Concrete Wardrobe 50a Broughton Street, Edinburgh EH1 3SA

PR: Katherine Emtage. Co-Owners: James Donald & Fiona McIntosh. 


When you buy a Stuart Brown product this month at Concrete Wardrobe, you can enter our exclusive free prize draw. The winner of the free prize draw will receive a mounted Stuart Brown print of their choice, worth £45!!
Also, while stocks last, there's a free mini chocolate egg to every customer. Long live Easter!