Dublin is Ireland’s shopping Mecca. It sounds cliché but you’ll truly find something for everyone on the busy streets of Dublin city centre or the suburban shopping centres. Whether you’re looking for a unique gift for a friend, something fabulous to wear for a night out or something fun to keep the little ones entertained, Dublin has you covered.
Make a weekend of it by booking a 4-star hotel on the skirt of Dublin City Centre. Ashling Hotel is ideal for couples, friends and family stays offering the perfect location for an exciting shopping trip and a relaxing night’s sleep. Book our best available rates exclusively on our website and save money to buy yourself something extra special.
1. High Street Shopping in Dublin
The north side of the Liffey is the best place to bag a bargain. Take a walk down Henry and enjoy a huge assortment of high street brand names, department stores and shopping centres packed with all sorts of nice things.
You’ll find fashion brands like River Island, Zara, H&M & Next. You’ll find cosmetics and gifts in Boots, The Perfume Shop, and The Chemist Warehouse, and excellent footwear and accessories in Asics, Clarks, Schuh and so many more.
Make sure you drop into one of the two large Penney’s stores on either end of the street to pick up a bargain and keep up with the latest fashions. Ashling Hotel is a short walk or a shorter Luas ride directly to the O Connell Street & Henry Street areas which makes getting your shopping home very easy.
2. Luxury Shopping in Dublin
For a more tailored, high-end shopping experience, head to Dublin’s Grafton Street where you’ll find more expensive, luxury brands like Tommy Hilfiger, The White Company and Massimo Dutti. Ted Baker, Carl Scarpa & Thomas Patrick will provide amazing shoes and accessories and for gifting, you can rely on Molton Brown or Space NK. Brown Thomas is the flagship department store on Grafton Street proving a home for high-end luxury brands like Gucci, Luis Vuitton, Charlotte Tilbury, Mac and more.
At the end of Grafton Street lies Stephens Green shopping centre whose architecture alone makes it worth visiting. Grafton Street shopping district is a 15-minute bus ride, or a 20-minute walk from 4-star Ashling Hotel in Dublin.
3. Boutique Shopping in Dublin
While we love high-street brands and luxury names, Dublin offers a more unique shopping experience too. You’ll find boutiques dotted down side streets and off the beaten track in many parts of Dublin, you just need to know where to look.
Powerscourt Shopping Centre is a beautifully renovated Georgian Townhouse which has many speciality shops. Article sells sophisticated homeware and MoMuse & Chupi have the prettiest jewellery. Close by, Siopaella sells high-quality used designer handbags and Coco Boutique has an array of unique brands.
The streets are also lined with various second-hand and vintage shops, perfect if you love to hunt for a bargain or something unique for yourself or a friend.
4. Local Markets in Dublin
Markets are a speciality in Dublin. They’re a great way for our talented and creative locals to sell their wares. Ashling Hotel Dublin is located close to one of the most colourful neighbourhoods in the city, The Liberties.
Take a stroll down Meath Street and pop into The Liberty Market where you’ll meet locals selling everything from clothes and shoes to candles and toys. Closer to the city, Georges Arcade has lots of boutique shops and stalls selling items you’d never find on the high street.
In Temple Bar every Saturday, Cows Lane turns into an open-air market, the perfect place to browse on a warm afternoon. There are other markets that pop up occasionally like the Digital Hub Market in Dublin 8 at the end of each month, Stoneybatter Farmers Market or The Well market near Stephens Green.
Author Bio: Katie McGarr is a resident writer for Ashling Hotel Dublin, a luxury 4 star hotel in the heart of Ireland’s capital, Dublin, situated in close proximity to Phoenix Park, The Guinness Storehouse and Dublin Zoo. When she’s not taking vibrant street photos, you can find her writing articles about travel, food, and lifestyle.
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