Shopping bliss on Belfast's Lisburn Road

A stroll down Lisburn Road in Belfast's university quarter is a relaxed alternative to city-centre madness, writes Ros Drinkwater.

5th October, 2014
Interior designer Ian Thompson in his shop at 665 Lisburn Road. Picture: Ros Drinkwater

Belfast’s style mile, Lisburn Road, is what New Yorkers would call a ‘real neighborhood street’. In other words, you have high fashion boutiques cheek by jowl with greengrocers, art galleries, beauty parlours, antique shops and jewellers. You can buy a ball gown at Jourdan, a pink guitar at Brian Keenan’s music store and get measured for a bra at Orchid Lingerie – apparently 70 per cent of women wear the wrong size....

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