Tuesday 12 December 2017

Shops and the City: New York Times tips five top shops in Dublin

Foraging in Dublin

A rainbow over the quays in Dublin. Photo: Getty/David Soanes
A rainbow over the quays in Dublin. Photo: Getty/David Soanes
Powerscourt Centre, Dublin

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The New York Times' travel section has been foraging in Dublin, and this week it shared five city shopping picks with its readers.

Skipping the "international brands" dominating most of Grafton Street, it zeroes in on a tasty mix of independent businesses creating "a concentrated destination for contemporary Irish design" around nearby South William, Clarendon and Drury Streets.

So which stores does it recommend to its readers?

[Made] Store & Gallery, in the Powerscourt Centre, gets the nod for its "fashion-forward" clothes lines and Chupi jewellery. On Drury Street, the Irish Design Shop is name-checked, as is vintage-inspired Carousel on Exchequer Street.

MoMuse, featuring the jewellery of Margaret O'Rourke, gets a hat tip (it's also in the Powerscourt Centre), while the Westbury Hotel's Wilde restaurant is recommended for a shopping break... with blankets and G&Ts if that's your bag.

With some 1.6 million digital subscribers and a massive daily circulation, The New York Times is one of the most influential titles in global journalism - even the briefest of mentions is capable of creating huge exposure for businesses.

Its 'Foraging' column is just the latest visit to Dublin. Last month, a travel feature zeroed in on Portobello, the city's historical Jewish hub and now "a culinary hotbed" thanks to the likes of Eatyard, Bastible, the Bretzel Bakery and Picado Mexican.

Read the full Foraging column here.

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