What country is good for shopping? There is an answer: every world capital open broad opportunities for shopping ride. You can shop everything there. But the best of them are those small atmospheric shops that are hidden somewhere in the old part of the city or interesting historical districts. How to find the best of the best? You can go through your internet pages and find much information about global shopping. What destination to choose? Let’s start with Ireland! Are you surprised?
The main Irish city is Dublin. People don’t know the true value of it. You can find everything there, including local jewelry, handmade souvenirs, Dublin sweets, antiques, bookstores. You may hire a car in Dublin and spend the whole day in meeting new and old shopping points.
This cute little shop trades with furniture, ceramics and other small and sweet things. It is located in the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre. The central building was restored and creatively transformed into the shopping center. It is full of fashion boutiques. There is a chance to buy a cute vintage armchair or rare ostrich duster. Choose whatever you like!
Industry & Co
This lifestyle shop and cafe are joined together to be situated on the Drury Street. There is coffee shop from one side and the food stand from the other hand. There are also many boutiques around. What an amazing thing to have a cafe and a store all together! But you can find not only vintage clothe elements for trade. How about the hand-made baskets, decoration elements, tinted glass vases, and wool blankets. Industry & Co is a special place to find everything for your house wealth and decor.
Meet the coolest cloth shop in Dublin. It can be found on the Aungier Street. This can be a good place for writers, designers, stylists and more creative people. The shop is famous of its local designers. The chef of them is famous Rory Parnell-Mooney with its menswear samples.
This is a kind of cozy Irish shop where you can find clothes items, jewelry, home-made candles, jewelry. The company is aged. It started in 1700. The first tries to trade with woolen blankets were successful. You definitely should buy one of them. It is soft and thick made by the Avoca’s Wicklow factory.
Fallon & Byrne
This Dublin institution is a unique combination of a greengrocer, restaurant, bar, event space all together. The shop is situated in the old brick building on the Exchequer Street. It is difficult to find a better place to shop and take some rest. Want to buy a souvenir? How about these amazing handmade Irish marmalades, or brown-bread crackers from the local cheesemonger. They tastes amazingly rich and so Irish!
Indigo & Cloth
This is a store for men. You can buy everything of the popular European brands, international labels, including Norse Projects and Indigo & Cloth and others. You can take a pleasant bonus here. There is a cozy cafe inside – Clement & Pekoe. This is not a cafe but a tea space where you can enjoy the aromatic drink and think of what you need to buy. So, what about shopping? You can buy something from the local designers or Derek Wilson. The shop is the most stylish place in the city.
Irish Design Shop
The Irish Design Shop is legendary place in Dublin. It consists of about 50 interesting lines from the local designers. You can see the popular modern lamps from Coppergreen Design, small but sweet pottery from Dunbeacon, and a soft woolen throws from John Hanly. As you can see the main idea of the shop is unique home-made goods and natural materials. Look at it! The shop itself also looks stylish and gorgeous. It’s a big modern Irish institution of hand-made products that is represented in very special manner.
Book is always the best present. Nevertheless the book stores are not wanted any more. People prefer e-books. Gutter Bookshop is impressive. This is a champion of the brightest Irish writings. You should come here to discover more and more new things about everything. There is one more thing. The shop has a small projection in seaside Dalkey, just beside the DART station. It is not a problem to get there by car.
George’s Street Arcade
There is a special atmospheric place in Dublin – red-brick Victorian George’s Street Arcade. It was a center of the city science and it is still in charge here. The institution started its work in 1881. The place was changed and restored many times. It is noisy here, but you can feel energy boost. Of course, it is not one or two shops as it was before. Today, this is a long street full of shops, stores, big and small boutiques and restaurants. This is a place to spend the whole day! Come and pick the flowers from Appassionata, coffee and cake in Lolly and Cook’s, and Dublin’s best cinnamon buns in Simon’s Place. Look at those marvelous accessories! There is definitely something for your health or fashion. owse. Don’t stop and see what else you discover.
And if you’re lucky, you’ll come to visit one of the Makers & Brothers’ events. This event is made for finding and discovering new and creative people and their works. You can see an impressive linen, hand-made stools, tweed clothes, and more interesting things. Try to learn them all and you can find something special in Dublin.