Owned by inspiring, stylish, hard-working women, below are just some of the independent retailers that need and deserve our support this year. Each one offers an incredible edit, superb customer service and a warm welcome. Spend your money where it matters.
Khaki jacket, Sportmax, €543,at macbees.ie
A fashion hotspot in Killarney, MacBees stocks an exhaustive number of covetable brands, including Lala Berlin and Custommade.
Triangle scarf, Electronic Sheep, €149 at atriumdublin.com
Stocking only Irish or sustainable design pieces, this light-flooded space in Dublin’s Powerscourt Townhouse Centre is well worth a browse the next time you are in town.
Striped sweater, Coco Cashmere, €285 at gallery9.ie
Stocking all of the international labels I want in my wardrobe, including Victoria Beckham and Joseph, this Naas boutique defines destination shopping.
Gold moon studs with diamonds, €195 at momuse.ie
This is the most enchanting store you’ll ever enter and is stocked with the prettiest jewellery, most of which is designed by owner Margaret O’Rourke.
Khaki knit, Eudon Choi, €479 at beautifulsouth.ie
This fashion-forward South County Dublin boutique, curated by owner Grainne Wynne, has an aspirational offering of chic, contemporary clothes for women who desire something different.
Blue drip earrings, Simone Rocha, €235 at havanaboutique.ie
The sole stockist of Simone Rocha in Ireland, Havana is a fashion obsessive’s fantasy.
Stiletto ankle boots, €65 at divine.ie
Based in Maynooth, Co Kildare, Divine boutique has an affordable edit that spans shoes, clothing and accessories; something for everyone.
Pink Tango bag, Tissa Fontaneda, €518 at kimono.ie
Limerick store Kimono won the 2018 IMAGE Boutique Award for best boutique outside Dublin, and for very good reason. Among its offerings is gorgeous luxury handbag label Tissa Fontaneda.
Red coat, Vivienne Westwood, €859 at emporiumkalu.com
Another County Kildare favourite, Emporium Kalu is worth checking out for its Vivienne Westwood edit alone.
Photography by Jason Lloyd Evans.
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