What makes local style unique? Why, independent shops of course. The List asked Scotland's online fashion royalty, Queen Marie and Queen Michelle of the Kingdom of Style blog, to take us treasure-hunting on their ideal style crawl through Edinburgh and Glasgow's hidden gems

Today is a happy day as we set out into our Kingdom, thrifting and tracking down treasures. First stop, Queen Street Station, to catch the

train to Edinburgh

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They say: ‘un(:<)nventronal, innovative. lrherated; Godiva strryes against the soul sucking; monotony of fast food fashion to proyrde a truly unique alternative Vintage (:hre. quirky. krtseh; from hand made (:ustomr/ed cashmere to retro urhan funk classics. Godiva rs the destrnatron of

concrete wardrobe (50a choice for the discernrng and . h” M My, A” ,)f Broughton Street, \wvaongmm determrnedly driterent. We say : 'lndeed. ' corniche “I, Wimp, wardrohecouk) rs also a must vrsrt. The space is run by textile designers James Donald and Fiona McIntosh, who front the shop. grvrng customers a real insight rnto all the goodies on otter. Expect to trnd an eeleetrt: mrx of high end lashron. interiors and accessories tor the home. including lovely glassware. Great for gifts. the shop sells a range of eclectic rterns from contemporary Scottrsh designers alongside more established rnterrmtronal desrgners.

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