Most major stores are here: Shopping in Dorchester
The main chains all have shops here - Waitrose, WHSmith, Boots, Woolworths, Marks and Spencer, The Works, Thorntons etc. There are also plenty of independent traders to make this quite a good town to shop in.
Shopping aracades: A surprising number of arcades
There are a surprising number of arcades in this town. The whole of the shopping area is predestrianised but the arcades contain a wide variety of shops - the best arcade is Antelope Walk and this is where the TIC can be found.