This modern concept store is located in the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, a Georgian building in Dublin’s Creative Quarter that is now one of the best places to shop in the city. Outlets of French Connection and All Saints have street frontage on the building’s ground floor, but [ MADE ] occupies a bright, air-filled space on the uppermost level. Here, their carefully curated selection of pieces from Ireland’s leading contemporary designers are treated as works of art. Brands represented include Sorcha O’Raghallaigh, We Are Islanders, and the winner of this year’s Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s Future Maker award for fashion, Edel Traynor.
We're about to say farewell to summer here in store and in less than 2 weeks we will be introducing the new season work of our incredible collection of designers (as well as a few new ones!) But its styles like this beautiful handpainted silk dress from @weareislanders and bright sunny bags from @alewalsh that make us want to keep the sun shining for a few more weeks! ¤ ♡ ¤
Also in the Powerscourt Centre, Jennifer Rothwell’s flagship boutique will appeal to any shopper who appreciates fine fabrics and sophisticated tailoring. Born in New York but raised in Dublin, prior to establishing her own label, she worked in the US with designers like Norma Kamali and Calvin Klein. Armed with copious knowledge and a boatload of ideas, she returned to Ireland and set up on her own, winning the Brown Thomas Designer Award at Dublin Fashion Week shortly after. She now works from a local studio in the city where all her collections are produced.
Havana in Donnybrook specialises in ‘investment pieces and contemporary design with an edge’. In this sartorial sanctuary, you will find fresh pieces by elegant Irish and international designers such as Simone Rocha and Rick Owens, as well as discovering newer names in fashion, like Sian Jacobs, who creates covetable cashmere knitwear and scarves.