Happy Birthday To This High Street Hero

Celebrating 30 years of RIVER ISLAND –  the best buys from their limited-edition BIRTHDAY CAPSULE COLLECTION


It doesn’t feel like 30 years ago since Bernard Lewis, whose family have been in the retail business for 70 years, launched River Island. Where other brands have come and gone, River Island is still standing – a testament to its fashion heritage. Desk-to-disco dressing is its forte with impressive accessories, especially shoes. To celebrate the milestone birthday, the brand is launching a special 90-piece capsule collection across womenswear, menswear and kidswear – inspired by the hits of the last three decades.

Our picks include a classic parka which has been given a leopard print fur lining and an updated version of their iconic “Molly” jean with backpatch and embroidered waistband – match them with statement faux fur-lined biker boots.

We also like the embroidered cat beanie with pearls, in tribute to the famous cat tote, while luxurious leather and suede has been reworked from a 1991 handbag design to create an investment purchase.

Cream of the crop however is this fringed leather jacket with hardware detailing.

Prices range from €33 – €330. www.riverisland.ie.

Penny McCormick

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