Belfast shopping in the Greater Belfast Area
I am a man and therefore no absolutely nothing about shopping. However I am a married man with an excellent shopping wife and two twenty year old shopping daughters. When I came to write this post, I therefore went to them for their expert advice, so here goes. With the Peace Process now in place many people are now either returning to shop in Belfast, or are visiting Belfast for the first time. When visitors are discovering is that there is a thriving cultural scene along with a very unique heritage. There has been a complete regeneration of the city over the last five years and Belfast is a much changed city.
Belfast is now awash with prestigious shopping malls like the Victoria Square Shopping Centre and CastleCourt Shopping Centre. There are many big brand High Street stores, family run businesses, luxurious designer shops and speciality shops to chose from. These combined with a huge variety of pubs and restaurants is more then enough to have a cracking day out with your credit card. Belfast also has many visitor attractions, fascinating tours, award winning hotels and a great nightlife to match.
If you like your style then start in Donegall Place with stores like Karen Millen and Zara and not far from that the CastleCourt contains Debenhams, GAP and Warehouse. The new Victoria Square Shopping Centre has shops like Apple, CRUISE, House of Fraser and Build A Bear. There are also streets in the City Centre such as Liberty Blue, the Carter Style Emporium and stores like Rio, Brazil, Hilfiger, Miss Sixty and Diesel. Slightly out of town on the busy Lisburn Road, you will find an array of unique boutiques and designer Meccas. It is known locally as the “BT9” area, which is simply a post code associated with a good area to live in. There are a host of great spas, restaurants, chocolate specialists and grooming parlours there as well so you will not be spoiled for choice.