Grafton Street, located between Trinity College and St Stephen’s Green is the more smart shopping area with fashionable stores such as Brown Thomas, the department store catering for many designer showcases, both foreign and local.
Dublin’s leading and most exclusive jewellers, Weirs, is also here, as well as the most popular of the famous Bewley’s Cafés.
Other principal shopping streets in the area include Wicklow Street, Dawson Street, and South Great Georges Street.
The nearby Powerscourt Towncentre is one of the nicer, albeit small, shopping centres in the city. Also close by is The Georges Street Arcade, an indoor market well worth a visit.
Buskers including musicians, poets and mime artists commonly perform to the shopping crowds.