Envoy of Belfast
This pared-back boutique sells elegant, modern women’s clothes and accessories by designers both well-known, such as Dries Van Noten, and more under the radar, like VISVIM, whose pieces are patterned with hand-applied dyes.
Put together by the non-profit Craft & Design Collective, this gallery and retail space in the centre of the city showcases a collection of prints, jewellery, ceramics and more by artisans who all design and make locally.
And should you be feeling a little peckish after your visit to Space CRAFT, Sawyers Deli, with its floor to ceiling shelves of gourmet goods, is just next door.
The delicious chocolate bars and truffles created by Co Couture are made in small batches using the finest quality ingredients, sourced locally whenever possible. Stop by their boutique on Chichester Street to pick up an array of treats to give as a present, or enjoy all to yourself.
St George’s Market
This indoor market, built in the 1890s, is a delight to wander through. There are three different markets to visit – the Friday Variety Market, where you can find anything and everything from antiques to fish; a food and craft market on Saturdays; and a Sunday market that combines the best of both. Spend a couple of hours browsing the stalls, or relax with a cup of coffee and listen to some live music.