Dublin‘s busy shopping streets cater to all needs, tastes and desires. Ubiquitous American and European chain stores are well-represented here, but for those seeking something a little more special than the familiar options of the high street, a first-rate selection of premium boutiques are more than happy to provide alternatives.
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.