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Avoca At Kildare Village: See Inside The Luxurious New Lifestyle Store

From the exciting opening of Avoca to a wedding dress pop-up for eco-conscious brides, plus a new hub for Irish design, there are plenty of reasons to visit Kildare Village in the coming weeks …

In our busy lives, the opportunity for a moment of luxury is always cherished. And, when we finally take time out to do some shopping, we want the experience to be a wonderful one. At Kildare Village, there is always an exciting new fashion brand to discover, plus a host of lifestyle stores and luxury services that make the day out feel extra special. We’ve rounded up the best of what’s happening at Kildare Village in June so that you can plan your perfect shopping trip.

The atmosphere

There’s a new lifestyle store at Kildare Village. In a much-anticipated launch, Avoca joins the fold at the luxury shopping destination. And – as both foodies and fashion-followers – we’re delighted! 

Expanding its bricks-and-mortar offering, the new Avoca at Kildare Village is the fourteenth in the country, creating 34 new jobs. The 196 square-metre store combines a food market and a unique shopping experience, making it a destination for gourmet food and Irish fashion, as well as exceptionally-curated pieces for the home. 

What’s on offer? First up is the luxury food market, where you can expect Avoca’s signature mouth-watering fare; freshly-baked bread and sweet treats are available alongside hearty favourites, plus the brand’s much-loved gourmet grab-and-go food.

On the go? Order a takeaway coffee at the premium Parisian food hut, which takes centre stage outside the store. It’s also the perfect spot to relax and take a well-earned shopping break. Enjoy one of the delicious and convenient snacks on offer, including pastries, soups and sandwiches. Better yet: Avoca’s trademark toasties are not to be missed.

The new Avoca store at Kildare Village focuses on craftsmanship and the brand’s Irish design heritage.

When it comes to fashion, there are plenty of style moments to indulge in. Leading the charge is Avoca’s own-brand collection of cashmere scarves and knitted accessories for the whole family which showcase the best of Irish craftsmanship. 

There’s a strong beauty and wellness offering, too: with a focus on natural skincare and organic products that are designed to make you look – and feel – your best. When it comes to seasonal gifting, there’s a host of inspiring Irish designers to choose from so you can find that perfect gift for someone special. 

Loving Avoca is about a lifestyle, and the homewares offering at the new Avoca at Kildare Village certainly doesn’t disappoint. From charming ceramics to trend-led soft furnishings and indulgent candles and home fragrances: there’s a trend, and a forever piece, to suit all interior tastes. 

Celebrating traditional Irish craftsmanship, the store stocks a selection of throws and soft goods, hand-woven at the brand’s Mill in the village of Avoca, Co Wicklow. It’s an apt time to be celebrating the heritage of the brand, as next year will mark the 300 year anniversary of the Avoca Mill.

For further information on the new Avoca at Kildare Village, visit Avoca.com

The shopping

Brides Do Good

It’s official: we’re in the summer of weddings. In fact, thanks to the easing of restrictions, twice as many couples are marrying in 2022 compared to last year.

And, while we’re aware that a wedding dress is possibly the least sustainable purchase you can make – taking approximately 9,000 litres of water to produce one dress, that’s almost ten years of drinking water for one person – thankfully, there’s a solution. Cue: Brides Do Good, the new pop-up at Kildare Village for fashion-forward wedding dresses that give back. 

London-based initiative Brides Do Good believes that finding the dress of your dreams and helping others should no longer be mutually exclusive. Brides Do Good champions a green approach to your big day, selling donated new, pre-loved and sample wedding dresses from brands such as Jenny Packham, Charlie Brear, Pronovias, Catherine Deane, Suzanne Neville and Jesus Peiro at up to 65 per cent off the asking price. 

What’s more, one third of sales from each wedding dress will go to charities that empower young girls and fight to end child marriage across the globe. It’s a cause that needs urgent support, seeing as each year twelve million girls around the world are married before they reach the age of 18 – that’s nearly one every two seconds.

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Highlights of the Brides Do Good pop-up at Kildare Village include designers Jenny Packham and Temperley London. 

Additionally, Kildare Village is delighted to announce that 100 per cent of all appointment fees will be donated to Barretstown, the Kildare Village charity partner, meaning you can look good and do good on your big day. 

Enjoy a luxury experience with up to three guests, as your very own personal stylist guides you through the collection. Shoppers will also have exclusive access to the Temperley London bridal archives and the Brides Do Good x Sanyukta Shrestha collection – marking the first time these collections are available in Ireland. 

As a guide, prices range from €900 to €3,500 and dresses are available in sizes six through to 16. Find your dream gown and feel good in the process: there’s never been a better excuse to say ‘I do’ to sustainable dress shopping. 

The Brides Do Good pop-up at Kildare Village will run until June 26. Brides-to-be can book an appointment at the Brides Do Good pop-up by emailing [email protected]

Curated by Design Centre

How do we shop today? For many of us, our fashion habits have changed. There’s a renewed focus on craftsmanship, shopping local and supporting Irish creatives. 

Answering that call is Curated by Design Centre at Kildare Village. The exciting new fashion boutique is the brainchild of Ashling Kilduff of Design Centre at Powerscourt Townhouse, who has spent 27 years championing Irish designers, working with the likes of John Rocha and Philip Treacy. 

A hub to develop and celebrate local talent, the arrival of Curated by Design Centre brings the number of Irish design boutiques at Kildare Village to 17.

Irish fashion boutique Curated by Design Centre joins the fold of Irish design stores at Kildare Village. 

What’s in store? Expect a mix of contemporary and classic Irish designers, with stand-out names including Catriona Hanly, Roisin Linnane, Synan O’Mahony and Caroline Kilkenny as well as THE GLOSS favourite, Banshee of Savile Row. Fashion darlings Emma Manley and Electronic Sheep sit next to industry doyens Helen McAlinden and Deborah Veale. Additionally, the boutique is the exclusive stockist of Paul Costello’s runway collection.

When it comes to accessories, consider it a greatest hits of stand-out makers. Irish favourite Loulerie, known for delicate and contemporary jewellery pieces, is stocked alongside leather handbags by Pauric Sweeney that are the last word in luxury. Meanwhile, Deb Fanning Millinery and Leonora Ferguson will showcase delicate and statement-making headpieces. 

In line with how we dress today, at Curated by Design Centre trends are eschewed for trans-seasonal collections, evolving organically with fresh makers joining each season. Tapping into the appetite for forever pieces, a purchase from Curated by Design Centre speaks to timeless dressing and a sense of personal style. Original and authentic: it’s a new way to shop! 

For guests who would like to experience the new designers at Curated by Design Centre, the Personal Shopping team at Kildare Village will offer their expert assistance at the newly opening Personal Shopping Suites at the Village. To enjoy a tailored personal shopping experience, lasting approximately 90 minutes, simply email [email protected]

Kildare Village is open 9am – 8pm every day from June 2. For further information visit the Kildare Village website, or follow @kildarevillage

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