After a successful week of private shopping appointments and click and collect, boutiques and retailers nationwide are finally opening their doors for business from May 17 – here’s what you need to know …
From Monday May 17, all Brown Thomas and BT2 stores will re-open fully with no requirement to pre-book. Brown Thomas Dublin is in full bloom as the front of the building is adorned with an incredible fresh flower installation which can also be spotted on landmarks around the city centre including the Phil Lynott statue on Harry Street and the Molly Malone statue. In store, customers can expect new pop-ups from brands including Marc Jacobs, Anya Hindmarch and JW Anderson. Beauty customers will be first in line to virtually try on cosmetics with the Beauty Hall’s innovative virtual beauty mirror – the first of its kind in Ireland at Brown Thomas Dublin.
At Arnotts, customers will discover an array of new brands, pop-ups and installations. On First Level, See by Chloé will see a dedicated pop-up space for customers to browse and shop the line-up of the brand’s signature ready-to-wear and accessories for the first time in-store. While The Circular Room, in partnership with Designer Exchange, re-opens on Second Level. Arnotts Henry Street is open to customers from Monday May 17 with no need to book in advance.
Kildare Village reopened its door this morning welcoming guests back to shopping in an open-air environment that puts safety at the heart of the experience. Kildare Village welcomes four new fashion brands, Pinko, Zadig & Voltaire, Skechers and Gym + Coffee, along with Murphy’s Ice-Cream, this summer, as well as a new Personal Shopping Team headed up by Clara Halpin, Deputy Director for Private & Personal Shopping. Kildare Village is now open Monday – Sunday (9am – 9pm).
Nikki Creedon and her team are ready to roll with a newly curated a collection of beautiful labels: think Simone Rocha, Rick Owens, The Vampire’s Wife and Ulla Johnson. Doors will be fully open again from May 17. Email [email protected] or call 01 2602707 to book in.
Stylish owner Grainne Wynne will open Beautiful South in Dublin 6 once again. Wynne stocks cool niche labels like Irish designer Cleo Prickett, Masscob, Rachel Comey, and many more, the store is a real fashion-lovers haven. Call Grainne on 087 257 4901 or message her on Instagram @beautiful.south.
The Seagreen stores are open from today. We love owner and buyer Sarah Gill’s carefully-curated, fashionable edit of going out (out, out!) dresses and tops from labels like BA&SH, Anine Bing, Stine Goya, Suncoo and many more … www.seagreen.ie
Opening their doors for business on May 17, Tracy and Anne Tucker are preparing their beautifully curated store. One of our favourite boutiques, you’ll find great labels like Isabel Marant, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi (check out the Isamu dress), Zadig et Voltaire, Soeur, Jerome Dreyfuss and more … www.costumedublin.ie
Stocking designers like Marc Cain, Marella, BOSS by Hugo Boss, Mos Mosh, Marco Moreo and Rieker, Jennys revamped boutique in Asbourne will be back with a bang on May 17. Jenny’s clever team have been working hard and dedicated the Dunshaughlin store (just until June 1) completely to occasion wear and mother of the bride/groom and wedding guests alike. Contact Magda on 089 419 0088; www.jennys.ie.
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! Fashion departments within Avoca stores will reopen from Monday May 17.
Cork boutique Samui will reopen once again from Monday May 17. New seasons drops from brands including Cecilie Bahnsen, Castanea and Dries Van Noten will be waiting for you on the shop floor, with Clodagh Shorten and her team more than willing to show you around. @samuicork
Fran and Jane
With boutiques in both Blackrock, Dublin and Cork City, Fran & Jane will re-open from Monday May 17. Orders can be placed online at www.franandjane.com or over the phone 01 210 8539. Head to Fran & Jane for garden party dresses, luxe basics and excellent accessories.
With an expert edit of minimalist, Scandi-style pieces, Cork boutique Olori stocks brands including Filippa K, APT Atelier and Studio Nicholson. Olori will re-open from Monday May 17. www.olori.ie
Re-opening from Monday May 17, Niamh McCoy and her team at Gallery 9 are ready and waiting to help you find your perfect piece. Contact the team on [email protected], via phone on 045 901981 or via Instagram DM @gallery_9_concept_store. Check out their IGTV where they’ve been sharing brilliant videos showing new stock and styling key pieces over lockdown. www.gallery9.ie
The bright and brilliant Om Diva on Drury Street will re-open its pink doors with a full re-opening on Monday May 17. Expect lots of new additions to the boutique, Ruth Ni Loinsigh and her team have been busy pulling together lots of new surprises for the store’s re-opening this summer, while maintaining their online presence, launched during lockdown. www.omdivaboutique.com
With beautiful brands including Sara Battaglia, Vivienne Westwood and Vivetta, Emporium Kalu in Naas, Co Kildare is re-opening on Monday May 17, you can also shop the edit on www.emporiumkalu.com.
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