I like to explore the latest designers and artists of any city I happen to visit. Often, you find these by chance as I did when I first moved to Dublin; in all honesty, this spot won my heart & seal of approval from the moment I walked in. The Loft Market on the top floor of Powerscourt Centre is quite the chic spot!
Not only are you able to see talent all around you, but you can also meet the designers and artists in person, often while they are hard at work on their latest projects. You are welcomed to browse, admire, touch, and experience the items on display. Of course, you can purchase your favourite creation to take home as well!
One of my favourite vendors to frequent is the team from Aliquo with classy and whimsical pieces to suit all sorts. The feeling you get from purchasing a unique item from the designer or artist him or herself cannot compare to any other shopping experience felt in the ordinary world.
Thanks to The Loft Market, you are not only participating in a more intimate exchange of goods with the young creative minds of the city, but you are also supporting the local economy and promoting its artistic minds where ever you may go to next!
If you have time for it, I suggest stopping by closer to noon on Fridays, as this is less crowded time and vendors have more time to chat with you.