The best independents and shopping centres in Belfast

By Kingfisher Visitor Guides

Shopping in Belfast is a real treat. As well as independent stores, there are also a number of beautiful boutiques and all the traditional high street favourites in the city's shopping centres.

Aunt Sandra’s Candy Factory
Sweet shop

64-72 Castlereagh Road, Belfast BT5 5FP

Enter the magical world of chocolate and sweets at Aunt Sandra’s Candy Factory Belfast. See the magic of the old time candy making up close as you take in the colours, smells and magic of a bygone era. Hear how Aunt Sandra began making her famous sweets and how it has been passed from generation to generation. With prizes to be won and candy floss to be made it truly is fun for all the family, friends and kids of all ages. Visit website

CastleCourt Shopping Centre
Woman shopping

Royal Avenue, Belfast BT1 1DD

CastleCourt Shopping Centre, in the heart of Belfast, offers the ultimate shopping experience and is home to over 80 stores and eateries to meet all your shopping demands. This family-friendly centre is home to a host of favourite high street brands including Shuh Kids, H Samuel, Starbucks, Costa Coffee, New Look, Miss Selfridge, Boots, Dorothy Perkins and Burton. Visit website

Rio Brazil
Rio Brazil

UG40 1 Victoria Square, Belfast BT1 4QG

Rio Brazil is the must visit fashion boutique in Belfast when visiting the city. With over 40 years of experience, this family-owned store is one of Belfast’s leading independent multi-brand stores, and has a long history of selecting designer collections for men and women. Situated at the entrance to the Victoria Square shopping mall, the stunning two-storey boutique’s interior is decorated with a unique collection of original paintings by Irish artist Neil Shawcross. Visit website

Victoria Square
Couple shopping

1 Victoria Square, Belfast BT1 4QG

In the heart of Belfast sits Victoria Square, Northern Ireland’s number one leisure and shopping destination. This impressive shopping centre has a wide range of stores and restaurants including high street favourites, top designer brands and exclusive boutiques. Victoria Square boasts more than 75 stores and restaurants that cater the needs of the whole family from House of Fraser, Tommy Hilfiger, Rio Brazil, Build-a-Bear and many more. Visit website

Margaret Forbes Jewellery

8 Arthur Street, Belfast BT1 4GD

Margaret Forbes Jewellery specialise in designing all types of precious gem set jewellery. Their gemologist and diamond graders have qualified from the gem testing Laboratory of Great Britain. They have continued on to use their expertise in aiding them to source and hand-pick the coloured gemstones and diamonds from all corners of the globe, allowing Margaret Forbes to offer customers stunning high-quality stones in beautiful hand-made mounts at the most unbelievably competitive prices. Visit website

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Image credits: ©Arman Zhenikeyev/Matej Kastelic/Monkey Business/; Claudio Schwarz Purzlbaum/Unsplash; Northern Ireland Tourist Board; Rio & Brazil

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