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  • 4.0 star rating
    28/5/2010

    One of the most specialised costume jewellery shops in Scotland and a one-of-a-kind in that respect, Chic and Unique certainly give you an eyeful of bold, brash (but beautiful) necklaces.

    With lavishly ornate pieces dating as far back as the Victorian era, Chic and Unique is more like a museum than a shop since I'd be terrified to lose any of this stuff if I ever bought it! The neck pieces are definitely in the statement jewellery category, and thus would look great in a period drama or for playing an outlandish character. Bulky but gorgeous, each piece of jewellery has a story in here - even the hair accessories - and you can read about their origins on the pieces of card beside the items.

    Everything is pricey in Chic and Unique, and consequently out of reach in their glass cabinets. But for an occasion which warrants a beautiul piece with a bit of history, this would be my first stop. It has the elegance and glamour of other eras and the shop owner has captured the personality of jewllery shopping in the glory days of the 20s. Basically, before everything was mass produced tatt.

    Because it is so regal, I can only catch a glimpse of these glittering prizes. But this is a haven for collectors and lovvies everywhere!

  • 4.0 star rating
    27/4/2010
    First to Review

    A funny little shop on Stockbridge's main street, it looks more like a disheveled tea room than a vintage jewellery shop.

    A great selection of oldy-worldy neckwear is it's main draw, and you can definitely find something a bit more exciting than what you can at your usual high street shop. The woman who runs it is great fun and always gets you try on elaborate things even though she knows you're probably not going to buy them.

    Where it loses points though is it's price and also the face they try and sell plastic rows of beads (you know the ones you get free at festivals) for about a tenner.

  • 3.0 star rating
    5/6/2010

    What a great name!

    This shop is really good if you're into costume jewelery and statement pieces. It's not really my thing, but they have some wonderful things in here.
    As Marj C has said, they have really traditional pieces with a modern twist. Their brooches caught my eye, they would absolutely finish off an outfit or a nice jacket. I said to myself I would come back when my student loan comes in.
    If you're into statement jewelery and amazing one-off pieces then this is your place. It's something quite special!

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Specialties

Chic & Unique is bringing back the elegance of a bygone era through its diverse range of individual and exclusive vintage costume jewellery and accessories.

We give you the opportunity to own cut steel from the Georgian period, Whitby jet made popular by the Victorians, beautiful paste and crystal jewellery from the Edwardian decade.  Also on offer are wonderful organic pieces from the Art Nouveau period through to the bold geometric designs of the Art Deco era.

The shop also features a range of original vintage evening and day bags, compacts, cufflinks, hatpins, perfume bottles and tiaras. Each piece is unique and collectable, providing the ideal gift or a treat for ones self. Chic & Unique offers a wonderful shopping experience in a calm and relaxing atmosphere. The warm and friendly service, for example, is ideal for men looking for a bit of help in buying that something special for the love of their lives. Or how about a unique gift to celebrate a daughter's 21 st birthday? What

History

Established in 2004.

moira Teale started the Company after she was made redundant from a Scottish insurance Company.

Meet the Business Owner

Moira t.
Moira t. Business Owner

Moira has always had a passion for beautiful and well constructed pieces, not only jewellery.  This passion started at a very early age and has remained with her until now.  By having the shop it has tuned a passion into a reality.