Dublin Daytrips – The Streets Beyond Grafton Street

On my last daytrip to Dublin I decided to trawl the streets behind Grafton Street and find the little treasures we sometimes miss. I will happily go to a new city on my own, and of course want to make the best out of the time I have there, so I have to do a little bit of research before I travel.  In my research I could easily find new places to eat and the best coffee stops, but as for a spot of shopping, the regular high street and well known stores all appeared! So hopefully, if you are heading to Dublin, this post will guide you towards a few new fashion spots, and you can pass on any new places you have found!

Brown Thomas BT2

Heading away from the treats of Grafton Street – but of course you will always find something perfect for your wardrobe in Brown Thomas, BT2 or Dune.

The perfect place to begin, head out of Powerscourt and you arrive on William Street.  There are lots of little underground spots along here, my favourite? De La Punc.  Lots of quirky pieces of jewellery, collections by Irish designers and actually a whole host of bits and pieces!

Next up, head down Castle Market and have a browse in the vintage store and boutiques before arriving at George’s St Arcade.  There are a few vintage and jewellery stores in the arcade which I love a quick browse in.  But my ultimate favourite arcade shop is right at the George Street side – a little picture store with images from across Ireland and beyond.

Back out on Drury Street (head up one side of the arcade and back down to come out here!) you will find a charming store, om diva.  As you enter, the collections on the ground floor are from small designers, both local and further afield.  A selection of unique, beautiful pieces.  Head downstairs to explore the vintage collection – back to the welcoming living room feel I talked about before.  I could have happily spent the afternoon in here, in fact I may go back just to do that!  Upstairs continues the local design theme with the most beautiful jewellery from aliquo.


If you don’t find quite the right thing for you in om diva, have a look in their other store, 2nd Space, just opened on Stephen Street Upper with the intention of adding a ‘Fash Caf’ – fashion and coffee?  Okay then!

Also on Drury Street you will find Second Avenue, a place to find pre-loved fashion.  With the perk of being in the basement below an alterations shop, you can easily pick the piece you love and get it altered to fit!  With a tagline, ‘preloved, reloved’, there is no excuse not to buy;)

Back to the High Street, just down from Carousel on Exchequer Street, you will find the Buffalo store.  I don’t think I’ve seen so many metallic shoes in one place.  Heaven!

Any tips for my next trip to Dublin?  Or what hidden treasures do you love in your city?