Dublin’s Best Shopping Areas
Shopping in Dublin city focuses on the two main pedestrianised shopping streets of Grafton Street on the south side and Henry Street on the north side.
Both streets are either side of the River Liffey and only a 10-minute walk apart. Whether you are looking for high street fashion, Irish designers or Irish souvenirs, you will find everything you need across these two streets.
Henry Street is one of the most popular shopping destinations in Dublin and home to some of Ireland’s most loved names including Zara, Penneys and New Look. Henry Street also has two shopping centres: Jervis Shopping Centre; and The Ilac Centre. Dublin’s oldest and largest department store, Arnotts can also be found here. Henry Street is only 8 minutes on the Luas or a 25-minute walk from The Samuel Hotel.
Jervis Shopping Centre is located in the city centre just off Jervis Street and Abbey Street Upper. The Luas tram stops at it’s door so very easy to get to. Popular shops include Newlook, Next and Marks & Spencer.
The Ilac Centre is located on Henry Street. The Ilac centre is a very popular shopping centre in Dublin. It has T.K Maxx, River Island, Jack &Jones, H&M, The Perfume Shop and many more.
This centre has many little stalls where you will find interesting bits and bobs.
At the heart of Henry Street since 1843, Arnotts offers a massive choice of Irish and international brands in fashion, giftware, furniture, sportswear, children’s wear, fragrance and beauty products.
Grafton Street is the epicentre of Dublin shopping and has everything from high-end boutique shops to regular high street fare. It is also home to Brown Thomas, Ireland’s chicest department store and the first port of call for some of the world’s most prestigious luxury brands and home to more than 200 labels. Make your way past the uniformed doormen greeting customers on Grafton Street, you’ll find a designer jewellery, homeware and clothing paradise, an extensive lingerie section, and a make-up bar for those readying themselves for a night out. Grafton Street offers the perfect place for window shopping and people watching, why not grab a coffee and enjoy the street performers and buskers.
The St. Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre marks the top of Grafton Street. With the unpredictable weather that we get it’s lovely to have the option to shop indoors. St Stephens Green has plenty of shops to choose from such as Best men’s wear, Argos, Dunnes Stores, Elverys, The Donegal Shop, Trespass and many more.
Just off Grafton Street, Powerscourt was built by Richard Wingfield 3rd Viscount Powerscourt in 1774 to entertain during Parliament season. Enjoy the 18th century architecture as you stroll around through the 40 boutiques, restaurants and antique galleries.
Stay in the Perfect Location
Staying somewhere central and accessible is paramount on any shopping trip. We are a 20-minute walk to O’Connell Street or you can hop on the Luas directly outside the hotel.