Sunday 30 April 2017

Kim Kardashian's Valentine's Day outfit came courtesy of an Irish fashion start-up

Kanye West and wife Kim Kardashian West are seen on February 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
Kanye West and wife Kim Kardashian West are seen on February 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
Kim Kardashian is seen Soho on February 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
Kim Kardashian seen out in Manhattan on January 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
Kim Kardashian seen out in Manhattan on January 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
Saint West (L) and television personality Kim Kardashian West leave their Midtown Manhattan hotel on February 01, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
Kim Kardashian is seen on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Team GT/GC Images)
(L to R) Saint West, television personality Kim Kardashian West, and North West leave their Midtown Manhattan hotel on February 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Kim Kardashian knows a good thing when she sees it.

The reality tv star (35) stepped out in an all-black ensemble for date night in New York with husband Kanye West and ensured her look was one of a kind by buying vintage.

And when you're one of the most photographed women in the world, every day is a fashion show.

Kardashian's stylist sourced her black velvet Escada skirt dated back to the '80s from Irish start-up company Open for Vintage for €408 (yes, she buys).

Kim Kardashian is seen Soho on February 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
Kim Kardashian is seen Soho on February 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)

Co-founder Sarah Kate Byrne (32), from Tullow, Co Carlow, said that they were approached by Kim's stylist during a recent trip to London, where she is now based, as she was scouring boutiques and vintage stores for unique looks for her client.

"We took a call from her stylist who heard about it and she said she was looking for a variety of different clients. When she said she was looking for Kim Kardashian, those were the magic words," she told Independent.ie Style.

"In this instance, she went through our site with a fine tooth comb and picked everything she wanted.

"It's a one of a kind piece, no one else will have this skirt. She sees the value in that.

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"There's no risk of someone else wearing it. Yes, someone will go and knock one off but she'll benefit from that again because it's superior quality."

Even more impressively, the mother-of-two, who is inundated with fashion freebies, purchased the three pieces herself, which Sarah Kate says adds to why the family is so "well respected".

"The real thing is that she buys. She bought her three items and lo and behold..."

"Like everyone, you want to wear your new things straight away," she added.

Kim Kardashian is seen on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Team GT/GC Images)
Kim Kardashian is seen on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Team GT/GC Images)

"It was styling a proper, quintessential vintage piece, not a fashion following choice.

"For us, this is amazing. Publicity is fantastic but especially we’re representing small boutiques. We want to give it the best opportunity to sell."

Byrne, who is a graduate of Law in Trinity College , founded the company last year with two Dubliners Colin Saunders and James Loftus and they are now plans to "ramp it up to another level" in 2017.

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