The original Georgian Jenners buildings burned down in a terrible fire in 1892.

Jenners building Edinburgh: 17 key dates in the history of Edinburgh's famous Jenners department store

For more than 180 years it graced Edinburgh’s main thoroughfare and built up a reputation as one of the finest brands in all of Scotland.

Famously dubbed the ‘Harrods of the north’, the world-renowned Jenners department store has attracted generations of Edinburgh shoppers from all walks of life – whether they could afford its luxurious wares or not.

Jenners announced the end to its 183-year residence on Princes Street in May 2021. And, as it stands empty, we’ve had a rummage through the archives to bring you 17 key dates in the history of Edinburgh’s most beloved shop.

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