This is a very large outdoor entertainment complex. There is a movie theatre with 21 screens, as well as a few department/ "specialty retail" stores: Nordstrom, Macy's, Target etc... Quite a few restaurants, Johnny Rocket, Javier's... etc!
What to buy: Many of the items for sale at the Spectrum can be found elsewhere, BUT, the Movie theater is unique in that it has a 3D IMAX screen!!!
This is an upscale beauty supply with many hair products/tools, nail lines (Essie, OPI, etc) and makeup lines including Jane Iredale and Bare Minerals. If this interests you, it's worth checking out for sure!
What to buy: The Jane Iredale stuff, scented candles, nail/hair products discounted 20%.
What to pay: Average.
Lots of stores at the Spectrum. I was expecting wall to wall designer stuff but in fact there was some good cheaper stores as well (you know, like under $200 for a pair of jeans, i guess I'm just a big cheapo) but you could easily leave most of your paycheck here. I think that fact that ireland is becoming more expensive every day and that the dollar/euro rate is in our favour meant this experience didn't make me feel out of place.
Pity, I usually enjoy feeling out of place :-)
What to pay: Spend all your cash at once.