The best local boutiques to virtually shop during lockdown …
Want to look stylish in quarantine while also supporting local trade? Following the success of last week’s post, here are some more stores doing what they can to fight back, using every weapon in their arsenals, and stay in close contact with their loyal customers. Online is the new way of shopping until store doors can reopen. Curbside pick ups, drive-by front garden deliveries, mailing merchandise to customers, they are all weathering the storm and doing what they can …
Virtual Retail Round Up:
Beautiful South in Dublin 6 will deliver to your door (stylish owner Grainne Wynne is out and about delivering daily on her very stylish Veloretti bicycle, pictured above) to try on in the comfort of your home, on apro. Wynne stocks cool niche labels like Rachel Comey, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Les Coyotes Des Paris and many more, the store is a real fashion-lovers haven. Call Grainne on 087 257 4901 or message her on Instagram @beautiful.south for a 10% discount if you are a follower.
Off-white Joan linen dress, €340, at Beautiful South
The Seagreen team has been doing everything it can to remain as accessible as possible to its loyal customers and is offering free express shipping on order over €75 (with a pre-paid returns label included in your delivery, no printing required). The store also offers a same day delivery within Dublin for orders placed before midday, seven days a week. We love owner and buyer Sarah Gill’s carefully-curated, fashionable edit of active and loungewear, hands down the best in the country, stocking labels like Ragdoll, Vince, Girlfriend Collective, Electric & Rose and many more …
Grey melange sweatshirt, Ragdoll, €169, at Seagreen
Avoca has just launched a full fashion offering on its website: www.avoca.com. With labels like Fabienne Chapot, Custommade, Maison Labiche, and Maison Scotch, it is a really strong, well-priced edit. The best thing about the site? A filter that enables you to search by fabric type (for example, organic cotton, silk blend etc). Bravo Avoca!
Navy Amour cotton sweatshirt, Maison Labiche, €150, at Avoca
Amber boutique on Main Street Athboy offers home delivery and has a May madness sale on at the moment with a lot of pieces reduced by 50 percent. The Amber boutique team changes the window display weekly and if anything catches your eye, simply message them via Instagram or Facebook and they will sort out delivery.
Blue denim jumpsuit, was €70, now €35, at Amber
All of sustainable label Bebhinn’s handcrafted garments are designed and made to order by owner Bébhínn McGrath in her Waterford studio. McGrath focuses on linen and merino wool designing pieces to wear all year round and for years to come … Avail of free shipping for orders over €50 with code FREESHIPPING.
Blue linen trousers, €145; www.bebhinn.ie
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