Christmas Shopping in Dublin

With everything from vast open-air markets to small specialist shops to luxurious department stores, it is easy to see why Dublin has become a haven for shoppers in recent years. Whether you have a penchant for fashion, an appetite for food or a love of design, Dublin has you sorted.

Shop ‘til you drop on Dublin’s main shopping streets Grafton Street and Henry Street, which are home to high street favourites or pay a visit to Dundrum Town Centre for the ultimate shopping experience.

And if you wish to venture beyond the high street, why not peruse the high-end boutiques, quirky vintage shops and artisanal stores that line the cobbled streets of Temple Bar, Drury Street and South William Street? For the best in fashion, craft and design, a stop by the decadent Powerscourt Town Centre is a must.

If it’s bargains you’re after, there are a plethora of markets in Dublin from which to source wonderfully unique items, such as clothing, jewellery, crafts and more. Discover random odds and ends at the Dublin Flea Market, treat your tastebuds at the Temple Bar Food Market or haggle with vendors in the Victorian surroundings of George’s Arcade.

Whatever tickles your fancy, you’re sure to find it in Dublin!

A guide to Dublin Fashion in one handy map


Fashion

Siopaella
Fast becoming one of Dublin’s go-to vintage destinations, Siopaella has two stores located in the heart of Temple Bar, one of which sells gently used clothing, while the other offers designer labels at prices that won’t break the bank.
8A Crow Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 //  25A Temple Lane South, Dublin 2
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Om Diva & Atelier 27
Om Diva, meanwhile, is a purveyor of vintage fashions and accessories where bargains aren’t in short supply. Its top floor is home to its spin-off Atelier 27, which showcases the best in young Irish design.
Om Diva, 27 Drury Street, Dublin 2
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Indigo & Cloth
For any style-conscious gentlemen out there, a visit to Indigo & Cloth is a must, with labels that will have you looking more dapper than a tailor on Saville Row. For ladies, Indigo and Cloth has taken over the first floor of the nearby Smock to stock the best and latest in cult fashion labels.
Indigo & Cloth, Basement 27, South William Street, Dublin 2 // Smock, 31 Drury Street, Dublin 2
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Beaux Bows
Beaux Bows, meanwhile, specialize in unique and kitschy bow-related goods. Something of a “bowtique”, if you will.
Beaux Bows, 21/22 George’s Street Arcade, Dublin 2
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Lucy’s Lounge
Finally, stop by Lucy’s Lounge in Temple Bar, where you will find everything from custom-made knitwear to vintage pop culture-inspired sweatshirts to quirky accessories.  All in all, everything you need to look chic this festive season.
Lucy’s Lounge, 11 Fownes Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
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Books

As the Island of Saints and Scholars, there are more than enough stores in Dublin for you to get your literary fix.

The Gutter Bookshop
The Gutter Bookshop sells nothing its staff and owners wouldn’t read. With knowledgeable and friendly staff, they’ll point you in the right direction. Looking at the great variety in this pretty small shop, you really know that these guys think literature is food for the soul.
The Gutter Bookshop, Cow’s Lane, Dublin 8
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Oxfam Books
Oxfam Books is a treasure trove of used books, varying from well-thumbed, tearstained editions of The Unbearable Lightness of Being to rare volumes of Daniel O’Connell’s speeches or early editions of classic fairy tales. Time to trawl!
Oxfam Books, 23 Parliament Street, Dublin 2
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Food

Christmas is a time for gluttony and indulgence. In that spirit, why not check out some of the specialty food markets around Dublin?

Lilliput Stores
Recently bestowed with the title of Best Local Shop in Ireland, Lilliput Stores located in Stoneybatter is a quaint, one-stop shop for fruit and vegetables, Irish and continental cheese, pastries and wine.
Lilliput Stores, 5 Rosemount Terrace, Arbour Hill, Dublin 7
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Fallon & Byrne
Fallon & Byrne, meanwhile, is a gourmand’s paradise and stocks only the finest in artisanal food. Its in-store restaurant also offers a rich, decadent menu, while its wine cellar contains a vast selection of more than 600 quality wines. And if that doesn’t elicit grumbles for your belly, check out their hampers, which make for ideal Christmas gifts.
Fallon and Byrne, 11-17 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2
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Sheridan’s Cheesemongers
While it specialises in Irish and European cheeses, Sheridan’s is no one-trick pony. In addition to cheese, it stocks wines, pastas, sauces, organic beverages and fish. A must-visit for any self-proclaimed foodie.
Sheridan’s Cheesemongers, 11 South Anne Street, Dublin 2
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