Navan is historically famous for furniture sales, though industry has lost traction with the relocation of manufacturing to Eastern Europe. Even so, there are still more furniture stores here than you would expect from a medium-sized town. For Dubliners, Navan is still the place to go if you're redecorating your home. Navan also hosts an open-air market every Friday.
Navan Shopping Centre is the main shopping hub in town. It is centrally located on Kennedy Road and is easy to reach from anywhere in the town centre. This is the first shopping centre of this scale built in one of Ireland's secondary towns, and it draws shoppers from across the region.
Navan Shopping Centre hosts more than 70 shops and roughly 1,500 parking spaces. It has raised the profile of Navan on the whole. The shopping centre is billed as the busiest in ‘rural Ireland', and it even competes with some of those in Dublin. Most of the shops open at 09:00 Monday to Saturday (12:00 on Sunday) and start closing down at 18:00. The Tesco stays open later most nights, and all of the stores are open until 21:00 on Fridays.
Johnstown Centre is a newer and small shopping centre located in the south-east quadrant of Navan near the Maple Close roundabout. It's host to well over a dozen shops, including a Smiths Super Valu, Scarlett & Frankie shoe store, Hickeys Pharmacy and Just a Thought newsagent. The Courtyard Bar and LemonSol Restaurant are also found here.
Blackcastle Shopping Centre is north of the river at Aisling Place and has several shops on site. Oxfam on Trimgate Street sells everything from house wares and car accessories to greeting cards and pet care supplies. Kells Road (N51) has several shopping areas, including Blackwater Retail Park. Most of these focus on DYI, gardening and angling. There is also a Londis on Abbeylands, a Centra supermarket on Abbey Crescent and an Aldi at Brews Hill.