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No need for her umbrella as Rihanna greets fans in sunshine on Grafton St

RIHANNA certainly has been enjoying her time in Dublin. The Grammy award-winning singer (22) has been soaking up some of the capital's best nightlife and shopping since arriving in town last week.

And though she briefly jetted back to the UK at the weekend following her sold-out concert in the O2 on Saturday night, she has been enjoying Dublin's offerings since coming back in town ahead of tonight's performance.

Fresh off a night on the tiles at celebrity haunt Lillie's Bordello last Friday night, the superstar gave staff at Brown Thomas and BT2 on Grafton Street a special visitor when she popped in to make some purchases yesterday.

She was seen stopping into BT2 at 5pm yesterday with her handlers, and emerged three hours later with 10 shopping bags in tow.

While the singer may be regularly inundated with freebies from fashion designers, she was seen shopping in Hermes, Chanel, Jo Malone and Myla in the upscale department store.

The star sipped champagne as she received the royal treatment from staff, but was happy to mingle with other shoppers as she perused the store's offerings.

Sporting a gold Chanel medallion, the stylish songstress stopped for photos outside the Clarence Hotel where she is staying, and chatted happily with as many fans as possible.