Amidst the Black Friday madness, don't forget about Irish designers and retailers. We have picked five of the best brands who are providing discounts this weekend
You know the Black Friday drill by now. You know that all the usual retail options have discounts galore. But, have you thought about the Irish contingent?
Here at IMAGE, we are passionate about supporting local. Ireland is brimming with sensational designers and retailers who offer one-of-a-kind pieces that will last much longer than that dress you are buying with the 75% discount.
In the competitive and unstable retail environment of the modern world, this is the time to support our own.
To help you on your Green Friday quest, we have put together a list of the best homegrown discounts.
Chupi first appeared on the jewellery scene in 2013 and since then has become something of an Irish fashion institution. Designer Chupi Sweetman wanted to create pieces that were forever – and that she did. Inspired by wild and natural things, Chupi's designs are ethereal yet chic. From diamond rings to pendant necklaces, they serve as the perfect gift to yourself or someone special. And each piece holds a special meaning.
If you shop Chupi over the weekend, there are three offers available: Spend over €179 and receive a gold-plated or silver piece worth €119. Spend over €399 and receive a solid gold bracelet worth €249. Spend €1000 or over and receive a solid gold grey diamond necklace worth €389. All you have to do is use the code BLACKFRIDAY19 at checkout.
Magee has been designing handwoven tweed pieces for over 150 years. The brand has lasted through the generations and still produces the unique handwoven fabric that is Donegal tweed. The quality of Magee designs cannot be beaten and are the quintessential investment buy.
This weekend they have 20% off all clothing and home accessories. You can also get an extra 10% off outlet items by using the code BF19 at checkout.
Loulerie was created by Louise Stokes in 2007, after years spent working in New York with some of the best jewellery designers in the business. The Loulerie collection reflects Louise's passion for refined, high-quality jewellery. All of the diamonds are hand sorted and sourced from De Beers Sightholders to ensure their ethical origins, while only the best gold is selected. The pieces are fashionable but the design elements ensure they are investments which will stand the test of time.
Until midnight on Saturday, there is 20% off almost everything at Loulerie with the discount automatically applied at checkout.
Lucy Nagle created her eponymous label in 2013, after studying and working in interior design in London. This is where she honed her skills and began to source the best textiles and exquisite design elements. Her first collection was quickly snapped up by Brown Thomas, and the brand has been growing ever since. Each piece is made with 100% cashmere yarn from Mongolia and is perfect for those who love a casual look but want to look stylish at the same time. The pieces are designed to last and their price makes them excellent value for money.
The brand's Black Friday sale includes a substantial amount of the collection, so now is the time to buy. You can shop the sale here.
Renowned Irish boutique Seagreen has one of the best curations of fresh and modern designers in the industry. Both the Ranelagh and Monkstown outlets host brands such as AG Jeans, Equipment and IRO meaning it is the place to go if you want good quality investment pieces.
The special 'Green Friday' sale sees a 30% reduction off a myriad of items including dresses, knitwear and shoes. Our top pick has to be the leopard print midi dress by Equipment which is now €419 (was €599).
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