Belfast city centre is a hub for great shopping. From large shopping centres to the surrounding streets which are packed with great stores, here’s the shopping areas not to miss.
Victoria Square is a mecca for Christmas shopping. From designer to high street brands, stores include Fossil, Flannels, Guess, Mango, My Sister’s Closet, Topshop, Hollister and many more. For jewellery, head to Lunn’s the Jewellers, and go to the Apple store (the only one in Ireland) for the latest iPhones and Apple watches. L’Occitane, Kiehl’s and Rituals are perfect for quality beauty products, or find comfy pyjamas in Boux Avenue.
Fancy a new look for yourself? Book a Virtual Personal Styling session with Victoria Square’s resident stylist Katherin Farries. You can have a consultation from the comfort of your own home, then collect your chosen items from Victoria Square at a time that suits you!
Don’t forget your face mask while shopping in the centre. Signage and one way systems are in place to encourage social distancing and hand sanitising stations are located throughout the building. Car park is available in the on-site Q-Park, from £3.40 per hour.
CastleCourt shopping centre offers all your favourite high street stores under one roof. Go to Debenhams for fragrances, beauty products, gift boxes and homeware; and find women’s fashion and accessories in New Look, Dorothy Perkins, Matalan and Villa. Visit the Yankee Candle shop for Christmas candles and Wrapped Up for local art. In O’Neills, you’ll find something for sports fans and The Entertainer has a huge selection of kids’ toys and games.
Social distancing measures are in place and hand sanitising stations are located throughout the centre. Wear your face mask while visiting to. Looking for somewhere handy to leave the car? Parking is available on-site from £1.90 per hour.
Donegall Place and Royal Avenue
Belfast’s main shopping street runs from the front of Belfast City Hall to CastleCourt. Along Donegall Place you’ll find a host of popular brands, including Next, M&S, River Island and Skechers, which has casual footwear for both men and women. Visit the Craft NI Gallery on Royal Avenue for items made by local arts, including functional objects that can be used every day as well as beautiful one-off decorative pieces as well as pottery, jewellery, textiles, wood and hand-blown glass.
Unique Boutiques & Hidden Gems
Support local businesses and artists by shopping at these independent stores, where you’ll find an abundance of one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts.