Some of My Favourite Places in the City
Despite living in Paris, a city that no doubt is the epicenter of the influence of fashion in the world, having had the first ever spark for my passion for this creative industry ignite within me in Dublin, I can’t help but feel a little nostalgic for the unique character of the city. Especially in terms of fashion. Compared to Paris, Dublin really is a city that is just so alive with colour and us celtic girls really know how to strike the perfect balance between looking chic and braving the elements.
In light of that today I thought I would share with you some of my favourite stores, vintage and contemporary, unique to the city.
Who doesn’t love a pink storefront to brighten their spirits? Om Diva’s contemporary and vintage wonderland is built on five floors of alternative shopping heaven. Between the eccentric creations of the Irish designers in the boutique’s ateliers to the one of a kind treasures on the store’s contemporary first floor and vintage basement, Om Diva is the definition of an eclectic paradise in Dublin. Especially if you like your style to be a little more on the cute, colourful or quirkier side of things, it’s a boutique in the city everybody should visit at least once.
Ask a Dublin girl where she got that cool jacket she’s wearing and she’ll probably tell you its from Lucy’s Lounge. Located in Temple Bar, the heart the hipster scene in Dublin, this amazing vintage basement has such a vast collection of throwback styles to offer. With clothing organized according to both colours and eras you’re sure to find the perfect hidden gem unique to you among the boutique’s endless array of treasures.
When it comes to finding an alternative to the high street that offers a refined sense of style, Folkster is definitely the place to be. While their vintage kilo store only exists in Kilkenny, the Dublin boutique has so much to offer from it’s dazzling collection of floor-length ball gowns, delicate homewares and the most beautiful selection of some of the most trendy pieces fresh from cities like New York and LA.
Fresh Temple Bar
That one store we all used to frequent during our emo phases, Fresh is the regular haunt of all the goth kids who hang around Temple Bar but also a treasure-trove shop that offers the perfect selection of pieces that strike the perfect balance between edgy and stylish. Between studded jewelry, leather collars, biker jackets and band T-Shirts, Fresh is a store definitely worth checking out if you wanna add a darker or more badass touch to your wardrobe.
Home to some of the most renowned names in Irish design, Atrium is the go-to boutique for finding the perfect keep-sake you’ll be guaranteed to have for a lifetime. From the full selection of the magical creations of Chupi to the cosy collections of knitwear from Scottish label, Hades Wool, Atrium is a boutique full of one of a kind pieces that will breath life back into your wardrobe. And the best thing about the store’s location is that you can grab a coffee in one of Dublin’s chicest cafes in the Powerscourt Town House Centre while you pay it a visit.
For designer handbags at a fraction of the price, Siopaella is a lifesaver. Here you can buy or sell bags, jewelry, clothing and accessories from some of the most monumental names in fashion. If you’re searching for things from old collections or just genuine designer goods with a slashed price, Siopaella is definitely your go-to store in Dublin. Located on 4 different streets, each of Ella’s beautiful boutiques has a different selection to offer, including the Siopa Edit collection which includes secondhand clothes from high street brands.
And that’s it for my favourite Dublin boutiques! Have you guys ever visited the city before? What are your favourite places? Let me know in the comments below!
Thank you so much for reading and I’ll see you very soon in my next post.