Wednesday 18 September 2019

Made in Ireland: Reality star Binky Felstead stocks up in hip Dublin vintage store

Binky and Jane shop at Folkster
Binky and Jane shop at Folkster

Freya Drohan

She might be a posh Sloan with a closet full of designer gear, but Alexandra ‘Binky’ Felstead couldn’t resist the charms of a popular Irish boutique.

The reality star popped into cult vintage and contemporary store Folkster during her brief stay in the capital.

Binky was in town to promote her makeup range which she launched in collaboration with Rimmel London. During her whistle stop stay, she did meet and greets with fans and squeezed in interviews with RTE. TV3 and Spin 103.8.

With her right hand woman Jane aka “Mummy Felstead” by her side, Binky paid a visit to the Temple Bar branch of Folkster to pick up some new garments in time for the festive season.

Binky, her mum Jane and TV3's Sinead Desmond
Binky, her mum Jane and TV3's Sinead Desmond

The 24-year-old purchased a metallic sheepskin jacket by Sister Jane, while her mother bought the intricate bird print cape jacket.

Kilkenny and Dublin shop Folkster/Shutterbug Vintage is a popular choice for those in the know - with stylish owner Blanaid Hennessy routinely dressing the likes of Amy Huberman, Sinead Kennedy, Vogue Williams, Aoife Cogan and Angela Scanlon.

The Londoners also managed to fit in a cookery lesson from top chef Clodagh McKenna while in Ballymount studios filming a segment for Ireland AM.

Unlucky-in-love Binky was previously in a relationship with "bad boy" Alex Mytton, who recently made headlines after it was revealed he strayed once he locked eyes on Dublin model Nicola Hughes.

Binky and Jane shop at Folkster
Binky and Jane shop at Folkster

Read more: All I See Is You: Nicola Hughes hints that Alex Mytton is ‘taking over her heart’

Though she is currently in Vancouver filming for a new RTE reality show, Nicola and Alex are keeping their relationship going strong by frequent trips across the pond.

Binky (real name Alexandra) previously revealed exclusively to Independent Style that she was "happy for them".

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