Shopping in Dublin is one pleasurable experience. Dublin is so compact that serious shoppers can walk between major stores without a sweat. But more than the convenience, it all boils down to atmosphere. The city has scores of beautiful Dublin shops that offer everything from the famed Cuban cigars to designer shoes to women’s clothing.
5 Scarlet Row
This store is a one-stop shop for edgy fashion and the most beautiful shoes. Opened in 2004, it has a minimalist interior design, with velvet curtains and concrete floors. The store carries shoes and clothing by famous Irish designers Helen James and Sharon Wauchob, as well as Bali Barrett and Eley Kishimoto.
No. 5 Scarlet Row
Essex Street West
+353 1 672 9534
Avoca is one of the more popular Dublin shops. Anthropologie fans in the United States will definitely love Avoca for its vintage, chic vibe. Opened in 1723, it has a scruffy girlie look, with crystal chandeliers, painted furniture, and pine floors. If you are looking for women’s cashmere sweaters, Avoca is the place to be.
11-13 Suffolk Street
+353 1 677 4215
The family-owned Brown Thomas is Dublin’s best department store. Imagine as the Barneys or Harvey Nicks of Dublin. This store carries top designer labels, which include Chanel, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, as well as Matthew Williamson and Prada.
88-95 Grafton Street
+353 1 605 6666
The Decent Cigar Emporium
The Decent Cigar Emporium is one for the big guys. It is more than just a cigar store. It has orange walls, leather club chairs, and hardwood floors – looking like a civilized living room. The shop’s owner, Guy Hancock often hands visitors a glass of wine or a cup of the popular Cuban coffee. You can hang around here as long as you want.
46 Grafton Street
+353 (1) 671 6451
Kilkenny Design Centre
This shop showcases the cream of the crop of Irish design. Although it features few knickknacks covered with shamrocks and Aran sweaters, the shop features items from leading designers like as John Rocha, Aideen Bodkin, and Orla Keily.
6-10 Nassau Street
+353 1 677-7066
From garden furniture to shoes, you can buy everything in this 2-story shop. The overall look and feel of this shop is feminine and very pretty, with crystal chandeliers, white-washed furniture, and hardwood floors.
46 Grafton Street
+353 1 671 5065
Smock is one of the best Dublin stores for designer clothes. Brands include Veronique Branquinho, Mayle, Pearson, and Marni. One of the fun parts about shopping here is its joyful owner, Karen Crawford. She is more than pleased to help you in finding the perfect outfit. She is also a foodie, willing share her tips on the latest and best restaurants in Dublin.
Unit 5, 20-22 Essex Street West
+353 1 613 9000
Weir & Sons
Opened in 1889, Weir & Sons is a magnificently old-fashioned jewelry store that sells watches, engagement rings, leather, and silver. This Dublin shop sells all of the leading brands, including Bulgari, Gucci, Mikimoto, and Chopard. Its antique silver department features an impressive selection of British and Irish silver from the 17th to 19th century.
96 Grafton Street
+ 353 1 677 9678