Belfast is full of unique, independent retailers offering everything from fashion, to arts, crafts, food and drink.
This luxury shoemakers in Queen’s Arcade has been helping customers find the perfect fit for 60 years. They offer high-end footwear from world-renowned brands including their own handcrafted, traditional Irish brogues made with the highest quality leather.
Jewellery & Giftware
Steensons is one of Ireland’s leading designers in handcrafted contemporary jewellery, known for crafting their own locally made jewellery and costume pieces used in the HBO TV series Game of Thrones. Find unique jewellery and Game of Thrones inspired pieces in their store on Bedford Street.
Homeware & Furniture
Housed in one of the most iconic buildings in Belfast, the historical Bank building is a fitting backdrop for MAVEN’s range of design-led pieces. MAVEN champions the best of international brands including Muuto, &Tradition, HAY, Gubi and L.Ercolani, as well as local makers such as Annadale Brickworks, Field Day, Mourne Textiles and Molloy & Sons.
Arts & Crafts
Craft NI Gallery
Craft NI Gallery shows locally made craft, applied art and design from more than fifty contemporary Northern Irish makers. In the Gallery you will find a carefully curated range of jewellery, ceramics, textiles, hand-blown glass, wood and paper, as well as beautiful one-off and limited-edition decorative pieces.
Born & Bred
Visit Born & Bred on Ann Street, a unique treasure trove of local handmade products. With three floors of the best in creative Irish talent, you can browse arts, crafts, gifts and homeware and artists at work in the open plan makers’ studios.
Food & Drinks
Direct Wine Shipments
Direct Wine Shipments is a dynamic, family-owned, independent wine merchant located in Corporation Square. They pride themselves on their award-winning range of high quality wines and great customer service, with food and wine pairing advice.
St George's Market
Dating back to 1604, St George’s Market is one of Belfast’s oldest attractions and one of the best markets in the UK and Ireland. Each weekend the market is full of local and independent retailers, selling everything from antiques, art and crafts to clothing, jewellery, baked goods and hot food.
Matchetts Music is a family run business that was established in 1936 and has been in the heart of the city ever since. Within each of its two spacious shops you will find an abundance of musical instruments, accessories, song books and gifts to choose from.
Getting to Belfast
Car Parking in Belfast
Secure car parking is available across Belfast. See our guide to car parks in the city.
The Ultimate Belfast Shopping Guide
With two huge shopping hubs brimming with high street stores alongside many quirkier offerings, Belfast is a hive of activity for the busy shopper.
Northern Ireland has three airports, sea crossings from England and Scotland, and a direct rail link from Dublin.