Christmas Shopping in Dublin
Dublin's shopping scene is centralized around two main, pedestrian streets on either side of the Liffey. On the South side head to Grafton Street and you will find all the classic high street retailers along with as many buskers and street performers as you can shake a stick at. It's a nice experience to hear a variety of musical and artistic influences mix on the streets as you peruse the shops and you'll be sure to find some tourist fare here. Meanwhile, on the North side head to Henry Street, which features a main street with some large shopping centres adjoining. Off Henry Street is also Moore Street which features the famous open air fruit and vegetable market that often feature a witty banter and repartée between locals and vendors. Moore Street also features a concentration of ethnic shops that cater for various cultures.
Despite these two main concentrations there are many boutiques and independent shops and stalls to be found around the city. Try George's Street Arcade or The Powerscourt Townhouse (within walking distance of Dublin Citi Hotel) for a different shopping experience to the high street. Also head to Meeting House Square to sample some of their food, fashion and book markets to grab yourself a deal. Meanwhile, for high end retailers try Brown Thomas on Grafton Street or Arnotts on Henry Street which are the two main, Irish luxury retailers and provide a sumptuous shopping experience. While Dublin shopping is certainly a condensed affair there is still a wide variety to choose from.