It's lovely to see some new shops opening around Ireland, having seen so many amazing retailers, both big and small, close during the tough times. As we approach Christmas you are in for a treat with new stores and store updates that are opening across Dublin just as the year comes to a close. If you want to add these to your must-shop list, then here are all the details.
- Joules, Wicklow Street
Lifestyle brand Joules is a really lovely label that is not just for women, its men's, children's and homewear sections are just gorgeous. The brand originates in the UK, and its first store in Ireland opens its doors this Friday, November 20th. The brand has been around for over 25 years and started selling their wares in outdoor markets and the allure of Joules is its easy going ethos and relaxed styling. You can expect beautiful prints, a great selection of rain and outdoor wear as well as bits and pieces for your home that will entice you to redecorate.
- Zara, Dundrum
The long wait is over, Ireland's flagship Zara store is open! Expect a wide, open and much less crowded interior; the layout is a vast improvement on the previous, with all the latest looks presented right as you walk in the door. The collection is huge and you can still get the full women's range including the TRF young collection, as well as children's and menswear. Also, the fitting rooms are HUGE. The shop has gone mad for black this year (well, it is on trend) so take a look at some of my favourite pieces all in store now.
- Miss Selfridge, in Topshop, St. Stephen's Green
You might have noticed that the Topshop on Stephen's Green is undergoing a major revamp (if you have been in over the last week you will have seen a lot of scaffolding) but part of this refit is the addition of Miss Selfridge to the upstairs. This is a great idea and Miss S are currently having one of their strongest seasons. If you need a party outfit or a huge faux fur coat, they have loads. I'm also loving the cord pinafores, dressy playsuits and Breton tops in the store. This is well worth a visit.
Are Dublin dwellers excited about these shop launches? Might those of you who live outside the Capital venture up for a bit of Christmas shopping? Have you spotted any new shops that we need to know about, in Dublin or anywhere else in the country?