Cairncross Ltd., 18-20 St. John's St. (tel. 01738/624-367; www.cairncrossofperth.co.uk), sells jewelry, both custom-made and from other manufacturers. The specialty is Scottish freshwater pearls. Timothy Hardie, 25 St. John's St. (tel. 01738/633-127), deals in antique jewelry and has a large selection of Victorian pieces. It also sells antique silver tea services. Whispers of the Past, 15 George St. (tel. 01738/635-472; www.perthcity.co.uk), offers an odd mix of items: jewelry, both new and antique, ranging from costume baubles to quality gold and silver pieces; china; pine furniture; and some linens.
C & C Proudfoot, 112 South St. (tel. 01738/632-483), is an eclectic shop whose merchandise includes leather jackets, hand-knitted Arran sweaters, Barbour waxed-cotton jackets, sheepskin jackets and rugs, and wool rugs, as well as a range of handbags, briefcases, scarves, and gloves.
Watson of Perth, 163-167 High St. (tel. 01738/639-861; www.watsonsofperth.co.uk), has been in business since 1900. It specializes in bone china produced by Royal Doulton, Wedgwood, and others; it also offers cut crystal from Edinburgh, Stuart, and Waterford.
Caithness Glass, Inveralmond Industrial Estate, on A9 (tel. 01805/626-262; www.caithnessglass.co.uk), is a glass factory on the edge of Perth. Follow A9, going through the roundabout marked A9 NORTH to Inverness; the factory is in the industrial complex a short way past the roundabout. Its outlet sells paperweights, vases, and bowls, balanced with a range of Royal Doulton items. While here, you can watch the glass blowers at work.
Perthshire Shop, Lower City Mills, Mill Street (tel. 01738/627-958), sells jams, mustards, and oatmeal along with items produced in the neighboring mills. On the shelves are wooden bowls, spirtles (wooden stirrers often used in making porridge), and Perthshire tartan scarves and ties, along with a large selection of cookbooks.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.