Established in 1969, Grahams is a traditional Irish shoe store in Dublin, stocking high-end footwear for men, women and children; encompassing a wide range of world-renowned brands for both casual and formal use. The store stocks shoes made by popular brands such as Skechers, Converse, Bourbon, Geox, Ricosta, Clarks, Vagabond and many more.
For all things tweedy, Kevin & Howlin is the place to go. The store specialises in hand woven tweeds for men, including jackets, suits and hats. They also sell tweed fabric if you are thinking of making your own. This is quality clothing and should attract those seeking the classic look. Helpful in store advisers are on hand to help you choose the most suitable outfit.
Run by the two Copeland brothers (who inherited the trade from their grandfather), this is a place where a man of any shape or size can come, confident in the knowledge that he'll be able to find a suitable fit, either from the choice of off-the-peg suits favored by many celebrities or from the tailoring service offered. Admirers claim it is the only really serious men's shop in town, and it comes complete with mahogany fixtures and experts who know exactly what they are doing. On Thursdays the shop is open till 7:30p.
Susan Hunter's is apparently the oldest lingerie shop in Dublin city. As it was only established in 1987, this makes one wonder about the prior status of women's undergarments; nonetheless, it is a wonderful place to splash out on really fancy items or stock up on high quality silk long-johns for the ski season. La Perla is available here, a brand considered by many to make the most fabulous underwear in the world. You can also have some items made to measure, and best of all tiny little fluffy mules (like the 1940's movie stars used to wear) are also stocked in abundance.
The recently refurbished Powerscourt Townhouse is one of the classier shopping centers in town, favored by upwardly mobile types and those who enjoy the finer things in life. This center is exclusive, luxurious and designer-orientated, with several interesting restaurants and a glass-roofed atrium used for recitals, jazz evenings and fashion shows. The key tenant in Powerscourt is the excellent Design Centre, which showcases the best Irish designers; it has recently been joined by branches of French Connection and Karen Millen, as well as several excellent cafes. The shops stock the latest trends in fashion, jewelry and Irish crafts.
Brown Thomas is the finest and most exclusive lifestyle store in the city. It is renowned for it's selection of designer clothes and shoes, including creations by Dries Van Noten, Salvatore Ferragamo, Givenchy and Calvin Klein among others. The store also stocks a fine bunch of handbags, hats, lingerie, belts and other fashion accessories that make a perfect style statement. Menswear, suits, cosmetics, kitchenware, electrical items and gifts are all in abundance here. In between shopping, if you feel like catching your breath, there are a number of pleasant cafes on site to serve you delicacies.