Shopping in Belfast is a dream come true for fashionistas, savvy shoppers and foodies alike, with a huge variety of high street favourites, independent retailers, speciality emporiums, exclusive boutiques and traditional markets.
Put your best foot forward and step out in style. Head out shopping in Belfast's city centre and explore the wide variety of shops inside two of Belfast's most popular shopping centres and along Donegall Place.
Victoria Square Shopping Centre
Victoria Square is the home of designer and luxury brands, featuring huge names in shopping including House of Fraser, Michael Kors, Mango, Hollister and Tommy Hilfiger. For accessories, head to Lunn’s the Jewellers and Goldsmiths, and for gadgets, Belfast’s Apple Store – the only one on the island of Ireland – is a must. There’s fashion, beauty, homeware and more in this fabulous shopping centre. Enjoy late night shopping to 9pm on Thursday and Friday.
CastleCourt offers the ultimate shopping experience with all your favourite high street stores under one roof, right in the centre of Belfast. With over 50 great stores including The Entertainer toy shop, Schuh Kids, New Look, Jack and Jones, O’Neill’s and H. Samuels, there’s plenty of choice on offer. Enjoy late night shopping every Thursday until 9pm.
Situated in the heart of Belfast city centre, Queen’s Arcade is home to a variety of luxury Boutiques and local independent retailers. Home to the only Rolex, OMEGA, TAG Heuer and Montblanc Boutiques in Ireland, Queen’s Arcade has exclusive access to special edition and Boutique only pieces.
Located on Belfast Lisburn Road is Max Mara, with its sophisticated and refined store design it is the only Max Mara Franchise in the UK. The store presents collections from Max Mara, Max Mara Accessories, Sportmax, S Max Mara, The cube and Studio. Elegant and timeless, Max Mara is renowned for its exquisite craftsmanship and luxurious fabrics.
Local Food & Drink
Belfast is a city that takes pride in its array of local food producers, from local meats to artisan chocolates, not to mention a thriving craft beer and gin scene.
The Belfast Coffee Co is a family-based business specialising in small-batch, infused coffee. Try delicious Irish whiskey or cinnamon infused blends.
St George's Market
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays head to the award-winning St George’s Market. The market is a culinary and cultural adventure, with everything from fresh food to live music. Wander around the market stalls which are packed with handmade crafts, vintage clothes, fresh ingredients and antiques.
Old Time Favourites
Old Time Favourites is a traditional sweet shop in the heart of the city, serving the people of Belfast for over 100 years. With a huge selection of sweets packed in to a wee haven, it is a must visit for every sweet lover young and old.
Shopping for a present, or searching for something truly unique? Look no further - Belfast is a one-stop destination. Belfast has some hidden gems on our side streets that are very worth exploring. Happy hunting!
Born and Bred
Born and Bred is a unique treasure trove for gifts, and local produce. Find ornaments and art from local makers and doers, and have the opportunity to see the artists at work, in the studio spaces upstairs.
Visit Belfast Welcome Centre
The Visit Belfast Welcome Centre is the perfect place to pick up an authentic Belfast keepsake. The Visit Belfast Welcome Centre is brimming with gifts from a variety of local designers and producers with souvenirs, clothing and even a local recipe book to take home the taste of Belfast.
Art & Music
Explore Belfast's art and music shops in the city centre. Head in and see what beautiful masterpieces have been created and maybe pick up a new instrument before heading home.
Terry Bradley Art Gallery
Terry Bradley is one of the most recognisable and collectable artists working in Ireland today. The Bradley Galleries are located in the heart of Belfast’s shopping district in the Victoria Square complex on the Upper Ground floor. The Victoria Square gallery has lots to offer art lovers, including framed limited edition prints on paper and canvas, as well as beautiful one off coloured prints, canvases, limited edition signed and numbered Bradley bags, T-Shirts, hoodies and a new range of art furniture.
Craft NI Gallery
Craft NI Gallery, located within Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter at 115 -119 Royal Avenue, 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.
Art Loves at the Merchant
Nestled off the street on the right-hand side of the luxury 5* Merchant hotel is a new homeware and gift emporium opened by Belfast based art and creative consultancy Art Loves with over 90% of the products for sale having been designed by Art Loves. The ‘Art Loves Irish artists collection’ is a series of luxury products such as silk cushions, leather belts, kimonos and homeware produced by Art Loves using artwork by Belfast based artists Karen Daye Hutchinson, Esther O’Kelly and Jonny McEwen.
A friendly family run business, which has been serving the musicians of Northern Ireland for over 80 years. Within each of its two spacious shops you will find an abundance of musical instruments, accessories, song books and gifts to choose from. Included is a wide selection of traditional Celtic harps, bodhrans, Irish whistles and fiddles, brass and woodwind instruments, pianos, ukuleles, guitars drums and much more.
Gems and Jewels
Everyone needs a little sparkle in their lives. Whether it's traditional jewellery or something a little more unusual, we have a great range of jewellers and boutiques to fit the bill.
Lunn's the Jewellers
Lunn’s, Northern Ireland’s leading jeweller situated in the heart of Belfast city centre, in Queen’s Arcade, is a family business with over 50 years of experience. They stock many of the world’s leading watch and jewellery brands including Patek Philippe, Rolex, Cartier, IWC, Chanel and Omega. They have their own diamond jewellery brand: Portfolio of Fine Diamonds, which offers an unrivalled selection of diamond rings, engagement rings, diamond earrings and diamond pendants.
Not only is The Steenson’s one of Ireland’s leading contemporary jewellery designers, but they are also proud to have produced a number of pieces of jewellery and accessories for the HBO Game of Thrones series. Working in platinum, gold and silver along with diamonds and other precious gems, their jewellery is modern, individual and unique.
Home to more than 50 of the world’s best-known retail brands, The Boulevard, near Banbridge, is a shopping destination perfect for your Christmas shopping. The Boulevard is Northern Ireland’s premier outlet shopping destination, with always up to 70% off your favourite brands including Kate Spade, adidas, Levi’s and many more.
Abbey Centre is a large indoor shopping centre, just six miles from Belfast city centre. With over 70 stores under one roof your every need is catered for at this bustling mall. Get your fashion fix at a range of clothing shops including Next, JD, Primark, and Dunnes Stores. With late shopping until 9pm every week night and free parking for up to four hours you can shop and dine at your leisure.