Dublin is a city packed with everything you need for an unforgettable getaway, with
award-winning restaurants, historical sites and some of the best shopping in Europe!
To help you in your quest to find the best shops in Dublin, we’ve put together this handy Dublin shopping guide featuring shopping malls, markets, department stores, plus much more.
When it comes to Dublin city centre shopping, no area comes close to the famous Grafton Street, which is located south of the River Liffey. Boasting large department stores, shopping malls, eateries and street buskers, you can easily spend a whole day browsing through Grafton Street. When it’s time to rest your legs, pop into Bewley's Café, a Dublin institution which was established in 1927.
If it’s luxury goods you’re after, then Brown Thomas is where you will find them. Undoubtedly one of the most expensive shops in Dublin city, Brown Thomas is home to brands such as Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Jimmy Choo and Prada. Make-up lovers will be in heaven in the large cosmetics hall, whilst footwear fanatics will rejoice at the numerous high-end brand names on offer.
Powerscourt Townhouse Centre
Originally occupied by a Viscount and his Lady, the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre is brimming with not only unique shops, but also years of history and heritage. Offering more than 40 shops and restaurants, this Dublin shopping mall is like nothing you have ever seen, given that it is set within an impressive Georgian townhouse and courtyard. If you are looking for creations from Irish clothing and jewellery designers, artists and craftspeople, the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre is where you will find them.
George’s Street Arcade
George’s Street Arcade is not only Ireland’s first purpose-built shopping centre; it can also lay claim to being one of Europe’s oldest city markets. Located a few minutes walk from Grafton Street, this is where you will find some of the most cool shops in Dublin, as well as mouth watering food options and beautiful souvenirs. Even if you don’t plan to shop, a visit to George’s Street Arcade is worth it, if only to admire the stunning Victorian era architecture.
Arnotts Department Store
Dating back to 1843, Arnotts Department Store is another Dublin shopping destination that is packed full of history. Home to a plethora of Irish and international brands, restaurants, beauty service providers and even a travel agents, Arnotts Department Store offers a unique shopping experience in the heart of Dublin’s northside.
A favourite with international visitors, Avoca’s story dates back to 1732, when a co-operative weaving mill was established along the Avoca River. Since then, the Avoca Brand has grown to include some of the very best in Irish homewares, food and crafts. Visit the Avoca store on Suffolk Street in Dublin to browse their beautiful selection of goods.
Shop where the locals shop and head for Liberty Market, located on Dublin’s Meath Street. If you want to experience a slice of the ‘real Dublin’ then there is no better shopping area in Dublin. Established in 1923, Dublin’s famous Liberty Market is one of the longest running markets in the city, and is home to unique family-run stalls offering clothing, shoes, toys and more.
The Westbury Mall
Located next door to Dublin’s Westbury Hotel, the Westbury Mall is a small shopping mall featuring a small number of retailers. The most famous of which is Paula Rowan, an Irish designer specialising in handmade gloves, who counts Lady Gaga as one of her biggest fans and customers.
St. Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre
A Dublin landmark which offers some of the best shopping in Dublin is St. Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre. Located at the very top of Grafton Street and right next to St. Stephen’s Green Park, this bright and airy centre is home to some of the best dublin city centre shopping there is. Shop ‘til you drop, grab a bite to eat, or snap a photo in front of the giant clock and glass dome ceiling.
Dundrum Town Centre
If you would rather experience some Dublin shopping outside of the city centre, pay a visit to Dundrum Town Centre, the biggest shopping centre in Dublin, and the largest in Ireland. Home to 120 stores, and a delicious selection of food and beverage options, Dundrum Town Centre is the perfect place to spend a few hours. Dundrum Town Centre can be easily reached by taking the Luas from Dublin city centre.
Dublin Shopping Guide FAQS
Are there other Dublin shopping centres?
Absolutely! Outside of Dublin city centre, you can find a huge number of Dublin shopping centres including the Blanchardstown Centre, Liffey Valley Shopping Centre, The Square Tallaght, Swords Pavilions, Omni Shopping Centre, the Swan Shopping Centre and Blackrock Village Centre.
What time do shops close in Dublin?
Most shops in Dublin close at 5pm or 6pm Monday to Wednesday and Friday to Sunday, with late night opening on Thursday until 9pm.
What time do the shops close in Dublin city centre?
Shops in Dublin city centre close at 6pm Monday to Wednesday and Friday to Sunday. Late night opening for shops in Dublin is until 9pm on a Thursday. You should also keep in mind that most stores in Dublin city centre don’t open until 12pm on a Sunday.