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Drumroll please, announcing the IMAGE Boutique Award Winners!


By Niamh ODonoghue
07th Aug 2018
Drumroll please, announcing the IMAGE Boutique Award Winners!

The day is finally here. It has been a mammoth few weeks for independent retailers around the country campaigning for the sixteen coveted titles, but we’ve reached the end of the very first IMAGE Boutique Awards.

We have been blown away by the level of dedication and single-mindedness displayed by boutiques around the country. And also by you, the boutique shoppers, in the support you have shown for your favourite shops. More than 50,000 votes were cast over the last two months from every part of Ireland, and now the official numbers are in.

By launching the IMAGE Boutique Awards, we wanted to acknowledge the exciting fashion, incredible service and beautiful spaces offered by stores across the country. The boutiques below are the best of the best Ireland has to offer. As picked by you. These boutiques are now part of an exclusive IMAGE family, and we look forward to celebrating with them in our very special IMAGE Boutique Awards lunch.

We would like to take this oppourtunity to thank and congratulate each and every one of our winners. Without your boutiques, independent Irish retail would not exist at the standard it does.

Here is the highly anticipated – and very first – IMAGE Boutique Awards winners list!

ICYMI: A sneak peek inside the IMAGE Boutique Awards winners lunch

Best Accessories Offering
Loulerie, Dublin

Best Boutique Outside Dublin
Kimono, Limerick

Best Boutique Owners
Chupi Sweetman and Kate Nolan, Atrium

Best Bridal Boutique
Folkster, Kilkenny

Best Customer Experience
Atrium, Dublin

Best Department Store Support
Dunnes Stores for Designers at Dunnes Stores

Best Irish Designer Boutique
Louise Kennedy, Dublin

Best Irish Label Offering
The Design Centre, Dublin

Best Lifestyle Concept Store
Seagreen (Monkstown), Dublin

Best Luxury Boutique
Costume, Dublin

Best Menswear
Louis Copeland, Dublin

Best Merchandising Experience
Millars, Galway

Best Occasionwear
Folkster, Dublin

Best Online-only Store
My Shining Armour

Best Pre-loved Offering
Siopaella, Dublin

Most Exciting Edit
Havana, Dublin

The team here at IMAGE would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to all our nominees, judges and voters. We’re completely thrilled by the amazing response in supporting Irish design and retail, and we hope you’ve enjoyed it too.