Dublin's City Centre Offers Famous Department Stores, Boutiques and Markets

Whether it's the old school glamour of renowned fancy department stores that you crave, or the kitsch nature of open air markets and book stalls there is always something within walking distance in Dublin's city centre. The two main shopping districts in Dublin are located either side of the Liffey and have a wealth of high street shopping interspersed with expansive department stores and open air markets. The only suburban shopping centre on this list - the Dundrum Shopping Centre - is a mere fifteen minute ride on the Luas tram line and offers an alternative to the hustle and bustle of the centre of the city with plenty of amenities for families with young children. If you want to intersperse your shopping with a look at some of the city's landmarks then taking a stroll down Grafton Street and popping into the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, or stop by The Spire that overlooks Henry Street to get in your quota of sightseeing before hitting the shops. Those looking to peruse something different should try the weekend markets in Temple Bar or the Moore Street fruit and veg market to get a slice of authentic Dublin and perhaps some food to accompany it. 

Southside suburbs


The Dundrum Shopping Centre has become the prime suburban shopping centre in the county and features a broad range of shops and restaurants to keep you occupied for the entire day. House of Fraser and Harvey Nichols provide the high end...  Read More



Henry Street is the main hub of north-of-the-Liffey shopping and is a concentrated street of shopping malls, high street stores and Arnotts, Dublin's oldest and largest department store that evokes commercial past and present within its walls....  Read More



Moore Street is a Dublin landmark, famous for its open air fruit and vegetable market which is Dublin's oldest food market. Open Monday to Saturday it features dozens of stalls with fresh fruit and veg at competitive prices and always featuring...  Read More



Clery's is a long-established department store on the famous O'Connell Street which dates from the mid 19th century. The large clock with two faces that hangs outside Clery's doors has long been recognised as a popular 'rendez-vous' spot for...  Read More



The tourist hub of Temple Bar is also home to three different markets over the weekend that provides something different and interesting for consumers. Saturdays include the Temple Bar food market in Meeting House Square with a wide range of...  Read More



Enter this treasure trove of vintage fare to find something that stands out from the crowd. The Harlequin is a mother and daughter run vintage and Repo boutique that has everything from casual wear to accessories to occasion and evening wear...  Read More



George's Street Arcade offers an eclectic mix of boutique and vintage clothes shops at affordable prices, food markets and quirky collectible stalls along with little caf�s and a record shop. Shops and vendors here tend to come and go...  Read More



The Powerscourt Townhouse Centre is a high-end boutique shopping centre located inside a magnificent Georgian townhouse that once belonged to the Powerscourt family. Managing to avoid being lost to drab reconstruction, the townhouse now offers a...  Read More

Brown Thomas


Brown Thomas is synonymous with luxury shopping in Dublin and this department store offers the Irish version of Selfridges; an upmarket mix of prêt-à-porter and haute couture clothing, accessories and cosmetics. The sister shop, BT2 is located...  Read More



Grafton Street is the epicenter of Dublin shopping and has everything from high-end boutique shops to regular high street fare. The St. Stephen's Green shopping centre marks the top of Grafton Street with an eclectic mix of shops inside...  Read More


Meet Emily Carson

Emily grew up in Dublin, and studied French and English Literature at the University of Edinburgh. During her university years, she lived in both Scotland and France, but traveled around Europe...  More About Emily