A guide to Shopping in Dublin

Shopping In Dublin

Shopping Whether it's department stores or open air markets and book stalls there is plenty of shopping options within walking distance of Latchfords. The two main shopping districts in Dublin are located either side of the Liffey and have a wealth of high street shopping.

Your shopping can include a look at some of the city's landmarks by taking a stroll down Grafton Street and popping into the Powerscourt Townhouse ,past the Molly Malone Statue and Trinity College or stopping by The Spire that overlooks Henry Street. Henry Street is the main hub of north-of-the-Liffey shopping and is a concentrated street of shopping malls such as the Ilac and Jervis street centres, high street stores and Arnotts, Dublin's oldest and largest department store. Grafton Street on the south side of the liffey is the epicentre of Dublin shopping and has everything from high-end to high street.

The St. Stephen's Green shopping centre marks the top of Grafton Street with an eclectic mix of shops inside meanwhile the street itself is often littered with buskers and street performers. The famous statue of Molly Malone marks Grafton Street's end. Take in a rooftop view of the city on the top floor Marks and Spencer's cafe or admire the flower stalls set out along the street. Brown Thomas is synonymous with luxury shopping in Dublin and is the Irish version of Selfridges; an upmarket mix of clothing, accessories and cosmetics.

The Powerscourt Townhouse Centre off Grafton street is a high-end boutique shopping centre located inside a magnificent Georgian townhouse that once belonged to the Powerscourt family. Managing to avoid reconstruction, the townhouseoffers a range of upmarket retail and design outlets in an airy, spacious interior. Peruse fashion, jewellery and antique vendors before settling down for lunch in some of the fabulous cafés. If you fancy pampering yourself there are also a mix of hair salons and make-up and beauty salons.

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. George's Street Arcade offers an eclectic mix of boutique and vintage clothes shops at affordable prices, food markets and quirky collectable stalls along with little cafes and a record shop. It's random and cool and you will find things here that you might not find anywhere else. Originally purpose built in 1881 as a Victorian Shopping Centre it has undergone reconstruction but has maintained its own unique atmosphere.

The Harlequin is a vintage and Reto boutique that has everything from casual wear to accessories to occasion and evening wear under one roof. The rails are packed to the hilt with every type of vintage garb you can imagine and many swear that it is the best vintage shop in the city. Many shoppers swear by the bag selection in particular. Additionally the Dundrum Shopping Centre is a fifteen minute ride on the LUAS tram line which stops close to Latchfords Townhouse and offers plenty of amenities for individuals as well as for families with young children.

There is a House of Fraser and Harvey Nichols to provide the high end department store products, while boutiques, sports supply shops and baby oriented stores and a Hamleys toy shop mean that everyone is catered for under one roof.

The Mill Theatre nearby as well as a mini-golf park, a cinema and a vast array of restaurants ensures there is plenty to occupy both adults and children all day.