Cruises Street is probably the best place in Limerick City Centre for shopping.
It has all the usual high street stores such as HMV, Next, River Island, Boots, Thorntons, The Body Shop, DP, Claires Accessories, Barretts, Champion Sports, Footlocker and Superdrug, New Look and Wallis.
Well, to be honest Limerick isn't a very good place for shopping. There are hardly any of the bigger department stores and in the shopping malls you'll find more grocery stores than clothes stores. If you still want to go shopping in Limerick now then I'd recommend to check out the stores in O'Connell Street (that's also where Brown Thomas is located), as well as those in the pedestrian area.
What to pay: prices are about the same as in Germany.
The following streets are Limerick's main shopping streets :
Cruises St, Arthurs Quay Shopping centre, Patrick St, Cornmarket, William St. O'Connell St. Some quirky shops along Thomas & Catherine St,
What to buy: Limerick is famous for it's ham and lace and toffees.
Cornmarket is really good for fresh foodstuffs and 2nd hand clothes and books
Try White Gold and Brown Thomas Limerick on O'Connell st for dresden, crystal, woollen goods, etc.
Also try Carraig Donn in the Crescent Shopping Centre, they might have a branch in Limerick city centre, but I cannot remember right now.
What to buy: Limerick lace, woollen knits, Dresden, crystal.
What to pay: The sky is the limit!
List of the popular Clothes shops in limerick
Childrens Clothes Shops
Papillon, 5 Sarsfield St. Tel. 318355
Mothercare, Unit 17a Cruises St. Tel. 413611
Fashion Clothes Shops
Hobo, 3 Little Catherine St. Tel. 317368
Jeanswear, 57 Thomas St. Tel. 410722
The Edge, Milk Market.
Vamp Lingerie, 14 Ellen St. Retailers & wholesalers of lingerie. (Cards: All major) Tel. 419022
Mosaics, 57b William St. Tel. 312348
Adeela, William St. Gerry Weber Shop.
Amee's, Cecil St. Quality clothing at affordable prices.
A Wear, O'Connell St. & 13 Bedford Row. Tel. 311013/416117
Beautiful & Big, 12 Glentworth St. Fashion for the full figure, size 18+. Tel. 311370
C O' Donnell, 11 Catherine St. Tel. 415932
Dorothy Perkins, 6a Cruises St. Tel. 401050
Evans, 34 Cruises St. Tel. 401060
Eve's, 7-8 Roches St. Limerick's leading fashion store. Tel. 415771
Gretta gibbs Fashion, Bedford Row. Tel. 418080
Helene Modes, Roches St. & Crescent Shopping Centre. Always one step ahead when it comes to fashion.
Look Smart, 8 Catherine St. Casual Ladies and Indian wear.
Modesty Clothing, Foxes Bow & Todds Bow. Tel. 400780
Next, 8a Cruises St. Tel. 411700
Oasis, 3 Cruises St. Tel. 313042
Paco, 4 Cruises St. 'Life in colour'. Tel. 414352
Denis Moran, 58 William St. Tel. 418299
Joe Walsh, 25 Patrick St. A selection of suits, shirts, jackets, knitwear and casual wear. Tel. 316280
Ken Sexton, 48 Thomas St. Tel. 411366
The Leather Store, 8 Roches St. Luxurious leather in a wide range of styles, sizes and prices available for both ladies and gents. MonÐ Sat: 9.00am-5.30pm Tel. 415400
Leonards Menswear, 23 O'Connell Street. One of Ireland's most exclusive menswear shops, specialising in quality and courtesy for the last 64 years. Tel. 415721
River Island, 9a Cruises St. Tel. 316422
Seamus Ryan, 25 William St. Tel. 311499
Tony Connolly's, Patrick St. & Crescent Shopping Centre. Black Tie and Suit Hire specialists. Tel. 410324
What to buy: Shoe Stores
Barretts Shoes, 5 Cruises St. Tel. 401121
Carl Scarpa, 11 O'Connell St. Tel. 418516
Michael Gleeson, 26 William St. Tel. 417407
Nevil's, 29 O'Connell St. Stockists of Ecco, ladies, gents, kids, sports shoes. Tel. 418692
Leavy's Shoes, 26 William St. Tel. 417407
O'Sullivan's Shoes, Sarsfield St. Open late every Friday until 8pm. Tel. 412688
Shoe Flair, 72 William St. Tel. 318686
Shoe Rack, 21 Cruises St. Tel. 311460
Gleeson Sport Scene, 25 Upper William St. Tel. 311309
John Coyle's World of Golf, 17 Catherine St. Golf equipment specialists. Tel. 312288
Limerick's Sports Store, 10 William St. The all-sports store, specialists in fitness equipment and fishing. Tel. 415647
Celtic Books, 2 Rutland St., Tel. 401115
Easons, 9 O'Connell St. Stockists of local, national and international newspapers; books, stationery, etc. Tel. 419588, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web site: http://www.eason.ie
O'Mahony's, 120 O'Connell St. Limerick's major bookshop on 5 floors. The range of books available is extensive and they also operate a worldwide mail order service. Tel. 418155 Email: email@example.com
Websters Internet Cafe, 44 Thomas St. Tel. 312066
Empire Music, 118 O'Connell St. Tel. 317211
HMV Stores, 25 Cruises St. Tel. 418881
Steamboat Music, Unit 1 Steamboat Quay. Stockists of all major brands of musical instruments and accessories. Open Monday to Saturday 10.00am Ñ 6.00pm. Tel. 311696.
Savins, 111 O'Connell Street. Specialists in traditional musicÑmusical instruments, song books, videos, records, CDs, DVDs cassettes. Also stockists of other popular, classical and contemporary music; T.V., video and hi-fi. Tel. 414095
Limerick is not the best place to shop, I hate to say it, but it's true, especially for the tourist type merchandise. However, if you fancy a coat or sweater or maybe a new pair of shoes...
Penney's has the best prices by far and a nice selection. You'll see college kids wearing Penney's stuff all the time.
Dunnes is both clothing and food, a little better quality than Penney's but still good prices.
Tesco also has food, it is your typical grocery store.
Warning all, Centra stores are addictiing - it's so easy to say, 'I'll just pop in for a candy bar'. Centras the ever present convenience store, you can buy a soft drink, candy bars, and usually a sandwhich. They often have ATM's as well. I usually ask for directions here, but always buy a candy bar as well.
What to buy: Special Items...
I just try to get my groceries and the occasional sweater, but I'm sure if you looked hard, you'd find the odd speciality store.
By far one of the most busiest areas to be found on a Saturday afternoon in Limerick City. This street is only a few years old and has seen lots of new devolpment. Some of the stores to be found on this street are Argos, Eason's, HMV, Game, Marathon Sports, Paco, Heirlom's, River Island and lots of stores which sell women's clothes. (Sorry i cant remember the names).
There are also a few cafe's and restuaran's close by to relax in and watch the world go by.