A Vintage Tour of Dublin

Join the smart shoppers in the know for a tour of Dublin’s best vintage stores and fab flea markets. 

With an established arts and antiques quarter on Francis Street, beautiful and imaginative vintage shops all around town, as well as new fleamarkets and vintage fairs popping up every year, we have a lot going on, and it’s only getting better.

Arts and Antiques Quarter, Francis Street, Dublin 8 

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Three of the best affordable antiquaries are to be found on Dublin’s equivalent of London’s Portobello Road:

Time Piece, a gallery of clockwork wonders
Dublin Art Metals, for lovers of shiny pretty things
The Oriental Rugs Co., for that unique handwoven masterpiece.

At the end of your tour, pop in for a gander and gourmet coffee in the Cross Gallery, one of the best stores in the capital for high-end European 20th century furniture and unique contemporary Irish art.

Top 5 Dublin Vintage Stores

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Siopaella (Temple Bar, Dublin 2), the place to go in Dublin for vintage designer fashion, it has just added homewares to its offering this year.

Folkster (Temple Bar, Dublin 2) Home to the bohemian Shutterbug Vintage collection of fabulous occasional wear and jewellery, loved by stylish Irish celebrities.

Nine Crows (Ormond Quay Lower, Dublin 1) This is a fab vintage clothing and lifestyle shop right on the quays in central Dublin. Check out their lookbooks for a preview of what’s in store and more.

Om Diva (Drury Street, Dublin 2) The divas who run the shop curate a great collection of the most beautiful and wearable vintage from around the world, hand picked for its quality and uniqueness.

The Third Policeman (Rathmines, Dublin 6) A little bit further out, this just may be the quirkiest vintage store in town, stocking beautiful unique homewares and hard-to-come-by décor pieces like vintage cases, crockery and old Irish utensils.

Dublin’s Fab Fleas

When it comes to vintage, curiosities and a little bit craft shopping in Dublin (and some really out there junk), fleamarkets are the way to go. Whether you’re looking for a vintage teapot, a Victorian silver hairbrush or a pop art poster, check these out:

The Co-Op, Newmarket, Dublin 8 is at the heart of all things retro in South Dublin City, with three events every month.

The Brocante, third Sunday of every month. Head here for great retro pieces and cool handmades. Kirk Modern and Trentanove Lighting, two of Dublin’s best mid-century dealers, both have stands here.

The Dublin Flea Market, the last Sunday of every month. Prepare to root, haggle and uncover hidden gems. Local artists create gorgeous posters for each market, which you can pick up for just €5. Aren’t they just gorgeous?

Ha’Penny Flea, every Saturday at The Grand Social on Lower Liffey Street, Dublin 1. A fun mish mash of clothes, accessories, grub and homewares.

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