Where to get the best designer discounts in Ireland
Published 19/08/2014 | 11:21
If its good enough for the Duchess, it's good enough for us.
Kate Middleton has made bargain hunting cool again and rather than trawl through racks of newly discounted clothes in the summer sales, embrace the new consignment stores, online routes or good old fashioned outlet shopping.
Why you'll love them: You've undoubtedly been inundated with lustworthy goodies on your Facebook feed. If not, get involved - it's honestly worth it. They're a hit Irish fashionistas looking to swap their designer goodies for something new or searching for a high fashion find at a high street price.
Brands to watch out for: Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Marc Jacobs, DVF - there's a reason this is listed first.
Celebrity fans: Amy Huberman. Need we say more?
Where to find them: 8a Crow Street, Temple Bar, Dublin; www.siopaella.com
2. Kildare Village
Why you'll love them: All the perks of discount deals with the luxurious setting reminiscent of a stroll through xxx. This long-standing outlet centre always has an extra
Brands to watch out for: Donna Karan, Mulberry, Seven For all Mankind and Anya Hindmarch to name a few.
Celebrity fans: Oh, just Olivia Palermo and Whitney Port.
Where to find them: Nurney Road, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare; www.kildarevillage.com
3. (4 &5). Cari's Closet, Starla and Covet
Why you'll love them: Enjoy the experience of everything from vintage to couture accessories, gowns, day dresses and footwear at each of these rental stores (all based in Dublin). With cult social media followings, these
Brands to watch out for: Badgley Misckha, Herve Leger, Alex Perry, Prada, Valentino and Oscar de La Renta (respectively).
Celebrity fans: Roz Purcell is a Cari's Closet regular; Vogue Williams is often snapped in Starla and Aoife Cogan is the ultimate Covet queen.
Where to find them: Cari's Closet (11 New St, Malahide, Co. Dublin; www.cariscloset.ie); Starla (27 South William Street, Dublin; www.starla.ie); Covet (Top Floor, Powerscourt Centre, 59 South William Street, Dublin 2; www.covet.ie)
Why you'll love them: They focus on home wares and lifestyle goodies in addition to their fashion favourites for this style swapping site.
Brands to watch out for: They boast a serious amount of Louis Vuitton.
Celebrity fans: Irish models including Holly Carpenter, Michele McGrath and Suzanne Jackson.
Where to find them: Churchtown, Dublin 16; https://www.facebook.com/netrouge
7. Naphisa Boutique
Why you'll love them: These Cork based cult favourites are serious social media stars who boast Gucci heels, Prada flats and LV accessories for fashionistas outside the capital.
Brands to watch out for: Prada, Louis Vuitton, Moschino, Jimmy Choo.
Where to find them: 4 Cook Street, Cork; https://www.facebook.com/NaphisaBoutique