In Dublin's shops you can find much more than kitschy leprechaun designs. There's a tremendous variety of stores here, many of which are quite sophisticated—as a walk through Dublin's central shopping area, from O'Connell to Grafton Street, will prove. Department stores stock internationally known fashion-designer goods and housewares, and small boutiques sell Irish crafts and other merchandise.
Dublin’s most fashionable area. Grafton Street is now pedestrian only and offers a choice of department stores: Brown Thomas, Marks & Spencer and the many small shops and boutiques in The Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre.
Located in the city center, is a legend in the history of Dublin. Cleary’s Department Store is steeped in tradition and considered one of the oldest department stores in the world, and is a veritable one-stop shop of Irish crafts. Also in this area are smaller shops, notably, The China Showrooms (Lower Abbey Street), which has a vast selection of Waterford, Cavan and Galway crystals, as well as Irish and English china.
The first “pedestrian only” district in Dublin is accessed from O’Connell Street. Known as the main shopping street, on the north side of the city. One is spoiled for choice here, from Arnotts, Ireland’s largest department store, offering an unparalleled choice of Irish and European brands, to the Ilac Centre, a small complex off Henry Street, with a wide variety of stores to choose from.
You will find a large selection of everything Irish on this Street; The House of Ireland, The Door Store and the Blarney Woollen Mills store, to name some.
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