Insiders Guide to Dublin Shopping

Our team at the Central Hotel have put together an Insiders Guide to Dublin Shopping so that you can shop like a local in some of our favourite gems! From Vintage and Antique to foodie favouriteswhy not check some of these spots out during your stay: 

Vintage shopping:

Vintage shops are great when you're looking for something a little bit different and in Dublin we have no shortage of choice.

Lucys Lounge located in 11 Fownes Street Templebar Dublin. Founded by lucy, the shop has existed in one form or another for many years. It opened in it's current location in 2009. You are sure to find some gems.

- Siopaella is the Premier Luxury re-sale store in the heart of Dublin 2. They specialise in authenticated designer goods all authenticated in-house by owner & head buyer Ella De Guzman. Siopaella was founded upon the belief in sustainable fashion and a circular economy. Their carefully curated inventory changes daily across our four specialist stores, so shopping with us is always a unique experience with unexpected discoveries!

Visit for both design and vintage treasures: Siopaella Designer Exchange - Wicklow Street, 25a Temple Lane South and 8 Crow St

Contact: siopaella.com

Antique shopping:

Francis Street an area in Dublin famous for antiques, lined with emporia selling everything from Regency furniture and chandeliers to brasses, paintings and oriental rugs. O’Sullivan Antiques (43-44 Francis Street) is perhaps the most fabulous and opulent store of all. These fine shops are interspersed with the occasional café: including Two Pups Coffee this is one of Dublin’s most tranquil browsing spots, so just go with the flow.

Opening times vary, but as a general rule it opens Mon-Sat, 10am-5.30pm

Design stores:

- Industry & Co is one of Dublin's leading independent design stores, at the heart of the 'Creative Quarter' along Drury Street. Pick up everything from pottery, jewellery, throws and books to stationery, ceramics, and other homewares in this lovely shop – much of it Irish made. A nearby sister store, Barn (21 Exchequer Street) sells distinctive children's gifts.

Contact: industryandco.com

- Avoca Specialising in quality Irish crafts and food. It’s a fantastic place to explore its many floors of clothes, throws and gifts.

Contact: avoca.ie

- Powerscourt Townhouse

This 18th century, building now forms emporium of shops, cafés and public spaces under a glass roof, in the heart of the city. Shopping choices include antiques and vintage jewellery mixed with a couple of high-street names, and much more. Pick of a varied bunch is perhaps Article, with its smart, modern homewares lines; and The Design Centre, where the best Irish clothing designers showcase their wares.

Contact: powerscourtcentre.ie

Sweet treats and other delights:

For the cinnamon bun lovers you will find Dublin's best cinnamon buns in Simon's Place located in the red-brick, Victorian George's Street Arcade. The arcade is a not to be missed location and you are bound to find something quirky in this shopping gem! From art, food, jewellery and pre-loved clothing.

Contact: georgesstreetarcade.ie

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