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Dublin Shopping Breaks: Shop till you drop

Dublin Shopping Breaks: The Best Shopping in Dublin

Welcome to the Dublin Shopping Guide! Dublin has an endless number of places to go shopping and in this guide, we will give you recommendations for nice places in the Irish capital for Irish designer shops, busy shopping streets, and shopping centers as well as antique and quirky bookshops. Plan Dublin shopping breaks with The Grafton!

Irish Designer Shops

Irish clothing is more than Aran Sweaters and Dublin is the place to explore the best of Irish design. Here are some of the best Irish Designer Shops.


This shop sells a range of homeware, textiles, woman’s clothing, accessories, and footwear by Electronic Sheep, YMC, Grenson, and others. 

Irish Design Shop   

Irish Design Shop offers a variety of goods by local designers and craftsmen including wooden jewelry, knitwear, and screen-printed accessories. 

Kilkenny Shop 

Located just around the corner from Trinity College, Kilkenny shop has something to offer for everyone’s taste. From Orla Kiely kitchen bits to Newbridge silverware this shop attracts international visitors for its wide range of classic designers and contemporary brands. 

Dublin Antique Shops 

Cowley Antiques 

Cowley Antiques is an antique shop located in Westbury Mall near Grafton Street. In this hidden gem, you can find a range of antique jewelry, silver, Georgian furniture, and rare sporting antiques. If you are looking for a unique souvenir to bring back to your home, this is the right place to go shopping. 

Dublin Vintage Shop 

Dublin Vintage Shop is the place to go when you visit the Irish Capital and look for quirky items that can’t be found anywhere else. 

Jean Cronin 

Located on South William Street in the Powerscourt Centre, Jean Cronin offers both contemporary and vintage fashion pieces. 

City Center Dublin Shopping 

Powerscourt center 

Powerscourt center is regarded as the third finest Georgian House in Dublin. It has a high street, good quality brands, independent and stylish sellers, eateries, a music room, a ballroom, and a gallery. 

George’s Street Arcade 

George’s Street Arcade is Ireland’s first purpose-built shopping center and one of Europe’s oldest city markets. It is an enclosed Victorian Market where you can enjoy “independent” boutique shops and stalls ranging from trendy and vintage clothing, jewelry, and souvenirs to dining and food options. 

St. Stephen’s Green Shopping Center 

St. Stephen’s Green is the most iconic Irish Shopping Center with stunning interior design and a wide variety of unique shops and global brands. Here you can find anything from fashion and health and beauty stores to Irish gifts and Celtic souvenirs.

Dublin Shopping Streets 

Grafton Street 

Grafton Street is one of the prime shopping streets in Dublin and one of the busiest in Europe. It has everything from high-end boutique shops to regular high street fare. St. Stephen’s Green shopping center marks the top of Grafton Street and the famous statue of Molly Malone marks the end of Grafton Street. The street offers a rich shopping and dining experience and is located only a few minute's walk from the Grafton Hotel. 

Henry Street 

Henry Street is the other main shopping street in Dublin that runs from the Spire of Dublin to O’Connell Street. Along this pedestrian-only promenade are countless shops and a handful of restaurants. Henry street gives you the local flavor, the electricity, the shopping, and an enjoyable immersion within Dublin. 

Nassau Street 

Nassau Street is another shopping area that is running along the south side of Trinity College and is located within a few minutes from The Grafton Hotel. It is a great place for eating with lots of international restaurants and local pubs as well as various shopping facilities. 

Dublin Bookshops

The Winding Stair 

The Winding Stair Bookshop is one of the oldest surviving independent bookshops in Dublin. It is a cozy establishment where you will find a variety of genres- everything from bestsellers and general fiction to current affairs and gardening. The winding Stair also offers plenty of Irish fiction, used books, and fabulous literary gifts. 

The Gutter Bookshop 

Located in the Temple Bar district, The Gutter Bookshop has a well-curated selection of general fiction, classics, and new releases. Here you will find the most famous titles as well as some more niche books. For those with kids, the bookshop also has an impressive children’s book section. 

Ulysses Rare Books Ltd.

Ulysses Rare Books is a specialist bookshop with rare and antiquarian novels. This bookshop has a large selection of twentieth-century Irish literature. If you are a collector this bookshop is a must-visit when you are in Dublin. Ulysses Rare Books is one of a kind gem that book lovers will cherish and a place where you can find rare editions of classic literature, vintage books as well as lovely maps.

The Library Project 

The Library Project is a hipster bookshop with a wide variety of books about the critical and creative side of architecture, design, Irish magazines, photography, and even some artwork to purchase. 


For more ideas on what to do in Dublin check out the surroundings of the Grafton Hotel for an unforgettable stay in the Irish capital.  

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