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Kevin and Howlin on Nassau St. is good for tweeds and it's not an overly touristy store. You can buy tweeds by the yard but you have to buy 8 yards to make a suit. The Irish Neiman Marcus is called Brown Thomas on Grafton St.
 

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Honestly, and Bord Fáilte (Irish Tourist Board) aren't going to be happy with me for saying it, Dublin really isn't a great place to shop. It's overly expensive and has a very limited range. For tweeds you might do ok but outside that I'd save your cash.
 

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I assume you are specifically interested in shopping for clothing. But I can't pass up offering a couple of non-clothing suggestions. For some really cool (if admittedly expensive) Irish-made pottery from different studios around the country, try the Kilkenny shop on Nassau St.

Also, if you like Irish Whiskey or know someone who does, Mitchell & Son's on Kildare St. have a proprietary brand called Green Spot (made for them by Jameson, but available practically nowhere else, not even in the airport Duty Free). Also not cheap, but quite an enjoyable whiskey...
 

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Honestly, and Bord Fáilte (Irish Tourist Board) aren't going to be happy with me for saying it, Dublin really isn't a great place to shop. It's overly expensive and has a very limited range. For tweeds you might do ok but outside that I'd save your cash.
+1. Very poor selection of high quality stores. And the prices are a rip off. But then so are most other things in Ireland. Dublin is probably the most expensive city in Europe.

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Kevin and Howlin on Nassau St. is good for tweeds and it's not an overly touristy store. You can buy tweeds by the yard but you have to buy 8 yards to make a suit. The Irish Neiman Marcus is called Brown Thomas on Grafton St.
Thanks! I'm not sure how much use I'll have for a tweed suit in Atlanta, but I do travel to colder areas occasionally. :icon_smile:

I checked out the Brown Thomas web site. I suppose I should go in person to see if they have any Irish brands worth buying, because I can get Zegna and other lines here without the hassle of "importing" them myself.

And they're very much like Neiman-Marcus - now that I've registered on their web site, I get tons of e-mails from them trying to sell me cosmetics...
 

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Honestly, and Bord Fáilte (Irish Tourist Board) aren't going to be happy with me for saying it, Dublin really isn't a great place to shop. It's overly expensive and has a very limited range. For tweeds you might do ok but outside that I'd save your cash.
Then that means more money for whiskey. :icon_smile: And more time for sightseeing.
 

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I assume you are specifically interested in shopping for clothing. But I can't pass up offering a couple of non-clothing suggestions. For some really cool (if admittedly expensive) Irish-made pottery from different studios around the country, try the Kilkenny shop on Nassau St.

Also, if you like Irish Whiskey or know someone who does, Mitchell & Son's on Kildare St. have a proprietary brand called Green Spot (made for them by Jameson, but available practically nowhere else, not even in the airport Duty Free). Also not cheap, but quite an enjoyable whiskey...
Thanks! I will have to check these out.

The hotel bar will be the first stop in my Irish Whiskey journey - here in the States the only ones you find in bars are Jameson and Bushmill's most basic varieties. I'll have to figure out how to get a couple bottles home in my luggage safely...
 
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