Shopping / Markets, Carlow
Sitauted on the high street this beautiful boutique is a mecca for fashion lovers.I would almost just go back to Ireland to visit it again! If it's possible to have a child-friendly shop this is definitely one! The staff here all have kids as far as I can remember and they were just great with mine.Apart from being great with my kids the girls were so helpful and so in love with fashion that they really enjoy their jobs-strange concept to me!
What to buy: Oh where to start! There seemed to be a great variety of labels-from Irish knitwear designer Tim Ryan-not an Aran sweater in sight though mind you-this is the coolest knitwear ever with amazing textures and colours.I only got one of his scarves this time but it's very unusual.I love Danish labels so was delighted to see Rutzou and By Malene Birger here.I picked up a gorgeous raincoat from a very edgy label called Marithe et Francois Girbaud.Well it was Ireland afterall!!! The label was new to me but I'm hooked on the website now.I also managed to find a gorgeous Diane Von Furstenberg dress and shoes by a new English shoe designer called Rupert Sanderson-jeez he uses the best leathers ever! I can't remember them all but I know there was Cacharel and that Spanish label Hoss plus an accessories collection called Rada.Hmmmm I'm still dreaming of their gorgeous pearl neckpieces-a girl can't have everything!!!
What to pay: It is expensive but not extortionate. The clothes are not high fashion so you will be wearing them for years to come.My raincoat was around €500 and the Diane Von Furstenberg dress was €420-I actually thought this would cost more,it's a good price for a designer dress.The shoes were my biggest treat at €595 but I have worn them so much I don't care!