Autumn brings new shapes and colours, and a long-awaited new-season shopping experience at Dundrum Town Centre …
After somewhat of a shopping hiatus, us fashion-forward women are keen to add a trend-led fresh autumn feel to our wardrobes. We’ve had ample time to edit and assess, see where the gaps are and plan how they might be filled. We are better prepared than ever for shopping trips: we know what we want and where to find it, before we even arrive at Dundrum Town Centre, where the range of boutiques means there is vast choice under one roof.
While efficient shopping is a goal, there must be time for leisurely browsing too. At Dundrum Town Centre, easy parking and airy, well-organised spaces with all necessary measures in place make shopping calm and pleasant. The Crowd Checker feature on Dundrum.ie allows you to see what might be the best time to visit. You can also check the website for individual store opening times and the Dundrum PLUS app will direct you to your favourite stores. Plan a coffee or lunch session and enjoy a proper, old-school shopping trip without rushing. Our lives have changed but our desire to dress well and look our best hasn’t. We need a reward for being good citizens all summer long. Let’s treat ourselves …
H&M’s beautiful collection focuses on dresses made from 100% recycled polyester, inspired by a lace dress from the 1930s. Eight further pieces, with vintage-style mutton sleeves and ruffles in off-white and black, are fashioned in lace, jacquard and wool, sustainably sourced materials.
H&M Conscious coat in off-white, €99.99, H&M.
We are visiting Hobbs for gorgeous autumn florals, smart sweaters, easy-to-wear skirts and trousers, and wardrobe stables like this forever trench.
The Sofia Trench, €300, at Hobbs.
Tommy Hilfiger’s AW20 collection draws on a palette of oatmeal, navy, grey, heather and burnt umber. Expect tartan, check and paisley, tweed, wool, preppy stripes and gorgeous chunky cable knits.
Red leather bag, €228, at Tommy Hilfiger.
Visit BT2 to check out winter coats and jackets by Canada Goose, elegant dresses by Rotate, glamorous prints by Rixo and Spanx Active’s cool activewear collection.
Kristen maxi dress, Rixo, €334, at BT2.
MARKS & SPENCER
This season’s key looks from M&S include great skirt suits, standout faux leather jackets, elegant floral midi dresses and chic textured coats with a flattering wrap style.
Dogtooth tweed mini A-line skirt, €55; straight longline jacket, €125; both at Marks & Spencer.
Mint Velvet’s Hyde Park collection is an urban take on relaxed dressing. Versatile waxed jackets, gilets and shearlings work with creamy knits and white jeans.
Shearling jacket, €229; black top, €89; white jeans, €99; leather belt, €65.
PAUL FITZPATRICK FOOTWEAR
Lug-sole boots are both practical and stylish – you’ll wear this pair from Peter Kaiser with everything this season. Peter Kaiser is the oldest factory in Germany, established in 1838 the brand is renowned for quality, fit and comfort.
Black biker boot, Peter Kaiser, €325, at Paul Fitzpatrick Footwear.
The glamorous new SoHo shoulder bag by MICHAEL Michael Kors is a versatile carry-all for everyday wear. The perfect size for all your essentials, the chain-link strap can also be worn crossbody for hands-free ease.
Black leather quilted bag, €365, at Michael Kors.
Known for their versatile array of footwear and accessories, Dune has everything from on-trend trainers and pretty pumps to this season’s most-wanted lace up boots.
Black Preston boots, €190, at Dune.
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