You’ll end up in this open courtyard of the Powerscourt Centre, surrounded by shops and cafes. While I wouldn’t ordinarily recommend spending vacation time at a shopping mall, the Powerscourt isn’t a typical shopping center. Wandering the restored townhouse (especially on a soggy day) feels more like a scavenger hunt, as you uncover hidden finds in the unique specialty shops scattered across the multiple levels.
I loved browsing the boutique Bow, a whimsical wonderland owned by three local designers, each with a different skill. The overall aesthetic of the shop is a refined take on Irish design, and includes fine knits, handmade jewelry and local Irish clothing design– punctuated by a smattering of vintage finds.
While woolen goods are ubiquitous in Dublin shops, it’s rarer to find cashmere. Eilis knits these floaty, light-as-air scarves herself.
If Irish fashion is out of your vacation budget, you can always go home with a perfect candle, handmade in Cork.
Or take home a few of these cozy cottage socks, made in the West of Ireland near the shores of Lough Mask (12 euros).
After hitting Bow, stop for a bite in one of the restaurants like Pepper Pot (where we hear King Joffrey recently dined) or check out the rest of the shops, including my other favorite on the top floor, the Loft Market.
Have you been to Bow? What are your recommended shops in Dublin?
Souvenir Shopping Details:
Monday – Friday: 10am – 6pm
Thursday: 10am – 8pm
Saturday: 9am – 6pm
Sunday: 12 – 6pm
You might want to check out these other Dublin shopping posts:
Shopping Irish Supermarkets for fun Souvenirs: What to bring back
Hit the Park, Shop for Knits, Get a Drink– the perfect Dublin Itinerary
Candy-colored woolens from one of the world’s oldest mills: Souvenir Shopping in Dublin
Shopping Dublin, Ireland: Sheridans Cheesemonger for the best in local Irish cheese
Where to shop in Dublin for great dresses and jewelry by Irish indie and vintage designers
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