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 just either side of the River Liffey and only a 10-minute walk apart, whether you are looking for high street fashion, Irish designers or classic Irish souvenirs, you will find everything you need across these 2 streets.
Henry Street is one of the most popular shopping streets in Dublin. It has some of Irelands most loved names in high street fashion, including Zara, Penneys and New Look. The street also has two shopping centres, Jervis Shopping Centre and The Ilac Centre. The street is also home to Dublin’s oldest and largest department store Arnotts. Arnotts offers a massive choice of Irish and international brands in fashion, giftware, furniture, sportswear, children’s wear, fragrance and beauty products. 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 passes it’s door so it is very easy to get to. Some popular shops inside include , Newlook, Next and M&S. It’s a nice shopping centre to have a wander around.
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.
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 and the famous statue of Molly Malone marks Grafton Street’s end. 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.
Powerscourt Shopping Centre is located very close to Grafton Street. It is a very old building so you will get to 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. The LUAS is a very fast way of getting around the city and travelling to suburban areas.