Places to Shop
The historic, picturesque Temple Bar area is a great place to shop. Surrounded by a vibrant, charming 17th century cityscape, there’s a wide range of crafts, interiors, fashion and souvenir shops where you can find almost anything you need. Many of the streets in this area are pedestrian thoroughfares only, which makes shopping more interesting and pleasant.
Cow's Lane Designer Mart
A market for hipsters, which brings together 60 of the best clothing, accessory and craft stalls together under a single roof. You can find punk T-shirts, retro handbags, costume jewellery by local & Irish designers. The range of products available in this central market is endless. This outdoor market opens from June to September and remains indoor at St Michael’s and John’s Banquet Hall for the remainder of the year.
The shop derives its name from Oscar Wilde's famous line from Lady Windermere's Fan- 'We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars'. This is a successful and beautiful independent bookshop, which stocks the widest range of novels, travel literature, children's books and other assorted books. The store is a book lover’s paradise!
A clothing store, Urban Outfitters is popular for selling in-trend fashion, accessories & quirky home-decor items. The store is the only Irish branch of American chain selling not only fashionable clothes but also all kinds of interesting gadgets, accessories and furniture. If you happen to visit the 2nd floor, you'll find a trendy record shop there as well.