Shopping Centres / Malls, Dublin
St Stephen's Green Shopping Centre is located at the end of Grafton Street, close to St Stephen's Green.
It is an impressive looking building filled with 3 levels of shops and cafe's.
What to buy: Here you will find chain clothing and shoes stores, and plenty of individual shops selling everything from cd's to art work.
It's a Shopping Mall/Arcade.... Lots of little shops under one big roof. All the usual shops selling all the usual stuff. Not being a huge shopping fan (despite the rumours :)) I didn't buy anything here as there was nothing I couldn't get at home for cheaper, but the actual building was quite nice to look at.
What to buy: Everything.
What to pay: A bit more than average.
I think this must be the biggest shopping centre of Dublin. Located next to St Stephen's Green park and at the corner of Grafton Street ( see next tip), you can find here men's and women's clothes, giftshops, books, jewelry, ... Very nice interior!
What to buy: Accessories, bags, luggage
Electronics, Computers, HiFi
Health and Beauty
Men's and women's clothes
This building originally was the city mansion of Viscount Powerscourt and was built in 1774 with granite from the Powercourt county Wicklow estate.
In 1981 it was turned into an upmarket centre with galleries, antique shops, restaurants, independent fashion shops with upmarket clothes.
The building retains its old character and the original grand mahogany staircase. We enjoyed coffee and a light snack at one of the cafes within the courtyard.
Tours are conducted on Friday and Saturday, 3pm.
Powerscourt is lovely for unusual and designer gifts,set in a beautiful 18th century townhouse,you can take a free guided tour around the historic house,you will find antiques,jewellery and art galleries inside,and lots of places to eat and drink,its lovely.
This place is worth visiting, but only for the architecture of the building which is all glass and light. I like the bright and airy feel of the place, but I walked around and didn't find any particularly interesting stores. There is, however, a restaurant on the top floor that has great views over St. Stephen's Green.
Stephens green shopping centre at the top of Grafton Street. A beautiful building of which you can buy almost anything. Major names found in this shopping centre are Benetton, TK Max, Dunne Stores which is Irish and sell clothes, household goods and food. Have coffee in the Kylemore Cafe on the second floor, try to get a seat beside the glass windows and people watch over St Stephens Green.
What to buy: Stay away from the tourist shops... your better off buying irish gifts in the duty free..
A really beautifully shopping centre. The building is a Georgian listed building. Set in an 18th century mansion. Most shops are very expensive. It is however nice to walk around. On Saturdays they usually have a pianist. Sit yourself down have a coffee and people watch. Lots of restaurants but very pricey. On the top floor you will find Art Gallerys and Antique shops and the designer Boutiques on the ground floor.
What to buy: Nothing unless your loaded..
In this department store you will find mostly UK shops. This is one of the largest shopping centres in Dublin. Three floors of fast food restaurants, designer shops and food shops. Here you will find Marks and Spencers, Next, Dixons, Debenhams, and Top Shop. Located on the north side of the Liffey and a short stroll from Henry Street, where you will see "The Spire" and find Spanish shop "Zara"in Debenhams . Another department store and Irish owned is Arnotts which houses "Mango" and the Gap. If you looking for anything you can find it here.
Very nice shopping center situated at the end of grafton street, next to Stephen´s green. Great place where you´ll find:
Accessories, Bags, Luggage
Bars / Entertainment
Books / Newsagents
Cafes, Restaurants, Food
Health and Beauty
Homes and Interiors
Sports and Leisure Wear
Phone Shop Accessories
Supermarket & Off License
On the first floor there is a great selection of restaurants and coffee shops where you can have one after your shoppings and you´ll enjoy of the sight of grafton street from it.
What to buy: Everything you´re looking for.
What to pay: Spend all you want it.
Dundrum is one of South Dublin's trendy suburbs and it plays host to what must surely be Ireland's largest and most fashionable shopping malls.
It's got all the big names - Molton Brown, Harvey Nichols, Hamleys toys, House of Fraser, l'Occitaine, FCUK, Sony, M&S, Weirs jewelers.....you name it, they've got it here.
In addition to the shops, there's a huge range of restaurants and a gigantic (and comfortable) food court.
I thought I'd see the whole centre in an afternoon, and failed miserably. I returned a week later, and still saw just a fraction of the place. The common areas outside are wonderful and this has emerged as a very trendy and upmarket area for teenagers and yummy Mummies alike to congregate.
What to buy: As the shops are upmarket, don't expect low prices. However, some of the big stores do have amazing sales and terrific bargains.
I highly recommend this centre for some really fun shopping, but make it a whole day out, have lunch here or even dinner. There's a great gourmet restaurant on the first floor of Harvey Nichols.
Dundrum Town Centre is a shopping centre located in Dundrum, Dublin, Ireland.
It is the second largest shopping centre in Ireland and all top brands have their product sold there (such as:
- Body Shop
- Next, Penny's
- House of Fraser
and many others.
Dundrum shopping center has a number of restaurants and a cinema.
Dundrum Town Centre opening hours
Weekdays: 9am - 9 pm
Saturdays: 9am - 7pm
Sundays: 10am - 7pm
Tesco open 24 hours
What to buy: Bargain desiger clothes, Boxed Butlers Chocolates.
For kids: check out Bulid-a-Bear, where not only you get to stuff your own bear (or any other animal) and choose his clothes, but also name him and get an official birth certificate - doesn't that make your friend really special?
Enjoy the variety of department stores, fashion shops and big shopping centres.
There are many interesting shopping areas in Dublin. The most popular area seems to be O'Connell Street with Henry Street and Mary street, where you find lots of shopping centres like the ILAC Centre.
On the south side of river Liffey the Grafton Street is famous for its fashion shops and little cafes. The St. Stephen's Green Shopping Centre (see photo) offers restaurants, cafes and shops under one impressive glass atrium.
My first impression of this shopping centre is that it resembles a giant greenhouse. This is an amazing building with see through ceiling and a generous use of glass and iron in the design. It makes the mall a landmark building. Despite being a shopping mall the interior design of the building has the ambience of a garden. This shopping mall should be high on your "must see list" when you are in Dublin even if you don't intend to shop here, of which I doubt you could resist. The three storey complex houses some great outlets selling gifts, fashion and footwear.
I was there to accompany a friend who wanted to replace his broken suitcase. We ended spending about an hour at the Bag Shop on the ground floor of the building. The shop is stocked with a large collection of bags, from travel bags to laptop bags. The complex is conveniently located at the shopping district of Dublin at the southend of Grafton Street and within walking distance of the Westbury hotel where I was staying.
What to buy: A variety of shopping at about 100 outlets selling an array of stuffs from footwear to food. Some are branded items while others are not. Shop for Dublin souvernirs of course, such as trinket, tee shirt and other memorabilia at the atrium area.
What to pay: It depends on your budget.
Located just off Grafron Street is a street called Dawson Street which has small stylish shops selling the latest designer clothes from Europe. The Royal Hibernian Way is a nice area to have a stroll. This leads on to grafton Street. Shops are expensive