Dundee is a leading shopping destination and north east Scotland’s key centre for retail, with a complementary mix of national chains and independent retailers. Dundee has a compact city centre comprised of 569 retail units, generating a footfall of 185,000/week and a total annual spend of £664m.
Dundee has access to 90% of Scotland's population within a 90 minute drive-time. There are more than 40,000 students – giving Dundee one of the highest ratios of student to resident ratios in the UK, and with over 75 nationalities represented, the city is internationally diverse.
The pedestrianised high street offers a range of national chain stores including Marks & Spencer, Patisserie Valerie, Accessorize, Slaters, Zara, HMV and The Body Shop. For a mixture of retail and restaurant experiences, visit Reform Street – home to: gents’ outfitter Cooper and McKenzie; Europe’s first ever Project Pizza; The Pancake Place; Scotland’s first ever McDonalds franchise and GDK – the restaurants first German kebab franchise in Scotland. Alternatively, Downtown Dundee offers a haven of independent shops situated off the main street in Castle Street, Exchange Street and Shore Terrace. The area includes Braithwaites Coffee and Tea Merchants, The Cheesery, Heartspace Wholefoods and The Wine Press – as well as award-winning restaurant Castlehill.
The city is also home to two shopping centres, The Overgate – anchored by Debenhams and Europe’s only single sided mall – and The Wellgate, a value shopping centre which houses the city’s library. For further details on each centre and their retail offer visit www.overgate.co.uk and www.wellgatedundee.co.uk.