The New Yorks Times’ article on June 28 on 5 Places to Shop in Dublin, mentions not one but two stores in Powerscourt Townhouse. So exciting to see the Creative Quarter being recognised internationally as the go-to area for contemporary and modern Irish independent designers and retailers.
From the New York Times
One block west [of Grafton Street] lies a mix of independent boutiques, cafes and galleries in what is known as the Creative Quarter. Many shops on three parallel streets — Clarendon, William and Drury — feature local designers and artisans. While the district has been a retail area since the 19th century when the George’s Street Arcade, Ireland’s first (and still functioning) shopping center opened, new developments have helped create a concentrated destination for contemporary Irish design.
MADE – from the New York Times:
Opened in 2016, Made carries fashion-forward women’s clothes from Irish lines, such as cartoon-illustrated dresses by Electronic Sheep and Victorian ruffle collars by Natalie B. Coleman. One corner is devoted to the nature-inspired jewelry company Chupi.
MoMuse – from the New York Times
This inviting shop in Powerscourt Centre features jewelry by its owner, the designer Margaret O’Rourke, including pendant necklaces with nine-karat-gold discs and gold chain drop earrings. Also look for alpaca and silk scarves from Mucros Weavers, based in Killarney, and made-in-Dublin cashmere knits from Eilis Boyle.
Award-winning landscape designer and owner of The Garden, Mark Grehan, has partnered with fashion and fine-art photographer, Brian Teeling, on a limited run of photographic print t-shirts titled “Towards A New World”.
The set will be made available for purchase on June 29th with an event at Made in The Powerscourt Centre.
This collection is inspired by the Japanese language of flowers or ‘Hanakotoba’, which is a means of cryptological communication through the use and symbolism of flowers.
The form, size and colour of each blossom are studied while the photographs themselves are emotive and communicate directly to the observer without the use of words.
“Many people think flowers simply have a decorative purpose. The form or beauty of each plant is validated by its surroundings, whether that be in a vase on a table or in a wreath on a grave.
This perceived cultural notion is something we wanted to question and perhaps, deconstruct. In doing so we’ve removed them from our world. This reality looks past the obvious and considers the emotional qualities of the bloom, with the ultimate goal to discover beauty in unusual places.”
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31 05 2017
With so much on offer in Dublin’s fair city, we’ve compiled a fun guide featuring our top stores to visit when in Dublin that are a little bit different, why be like everyone else, right?
1. Kennedy & McSharry
Look the part with Kennedy & McSharry -With Father’s Day just around the corner pay a visit to Dublin’s oldest gentlemen’s store, Kennedy McSharry on the Ground Floor of Powerscourt Centre. Kit him out in the coolest of clobber from everything from cufflinks to tweed caps.
2. The R.A.G.E.
Go back in time at The R.A.G.E – Are you a die-hard fan of the Sega Mega Drive or the Gameboy? Oh course you are, who isn’t! The R.A.G.E on Fade Street will bring you back to your Donkey Kong days in no time. This gem sells and stocks games for obsolete consoles plus tons of vinyl too. Be warned, you’ll spend hours here feeling nostalgic and probably leave the store as a proud owner of a retro Nintendo!
The key is yours at Covet. Be the belle of the ball with a huge range of fabulous gowns and dresses that will make you feel red carpet glam in no time. The amazing Covet team have this power to leave you feeling stress free, knowing that you won’t turn up in the same dress as someone else! Call into Covet on the Top Floor of Powerscourt Centre now.
4. Design Centre
Immerse yourself with Irish Design. Think Caroline Kilkenny, Synan O’Mahoney and Philip Tracy. Design Centre on the Top floor of Powerscourt Centre is a haven for Irish talent all under one roof. Be blown away by the Irish fashion scene with all the amazing talent and find your perfect summer pieces for any occasion.
5. George’s Street Arcade
Get lost in George’s Street Arcade. #FunFact Did you know that George’s Street Arcade is Europe’s and Ireland’s oldest shopping centre? Me either! Spend your Saturday having a gander around here, it’s pretty cool and full of quirky shops! P.S check out The Vintage Store too for all your bits for festival season! Bingo!
Add a bit of character to your humble abode with Article! Jazz things up and add a bit of a twist to your gaff with their contemporary collection. It has a little bit of everything from initial cups to giant matches. It’s a go to shop for picking up some bits and bobs for yourself and you certainly won’t leave empty handed! You’ll find Article on the First Floor of Powerscourt Centre.
7. Courtville Antiques
Looking for something a little bit different? Courtville Antiques on the First Floor of Powerscourt Centre is the store for you! Stocking a beautiful range of rare and unique gems that will certainly add that sentimental feel to your collection. They also stock a gorgeous selection of engagement rings if you’re planning on popping the question and are looking for something different.
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Keep your feet cosy with Camper! If you’re a fan of casual, comfortable shoes you can run all your errands in you’ll need to check out Camper on Wicklow Street. Relaxed and totally flexible with a funky twist and a pop of colour. Yes please!
9. Mary Grant
Mix and Match with Mary Grant– Who doesn’t love to layer up their look, especially with the four seasons showing their face in the one day with the good ol’ reliable Irish weather. Pick up some statement pieces from the collection in her Ground Floor store that will transition from season to season.
KID for the kids! If you’re looking to have your kids looking pretty as a picture you need to check out KID on the top floor of Powerscourt Centre. This unique store, selling everything handmade really ads that bit of magic to the modern family. To make things ever easier there’s a play area for the kids and even a cosy baby feeding room!
Herald the arrival of the New Year by coveting an exquisite designer gem; as we invite you to come conquer our closet at Covet‘s exclusive January sale!
Choose from a selection of stunning contemporary bridal, pre-loved bridal, bridesmaid, evening and cocktail numbers, from the world’s leading designers, at up to 95% off retail.
Each piece of this meticulously curated collection is unique, cutting-edge and carefully hand-picked from around the globe. With designers such as Vera Wang, Badgley Mischka, Rachel Gilbert, Temperly and Monique Luhiller up for grabs, don’t miss this unique opportunity to covet that dress of your dreams!
When? Saturday 14th of January, 10am-6pm & Sunday 15th of January, 12-5pm
Where? Covet, Top Floor, Powerscourt Centre, 59 South William Street, Dublin 2
Emily Quinn, Fashion Photographer of The Year at Kerry Fashion Week, travelled to the four corners of Ireland to capture the stunning landscapes that inspired our designers for this unique Dublin Fashion Festival, in association with Galaxy, photo exhibition.
“Each of the 12 shots were so special to shoot. They all have a story. I feel so very privileged to have the honour of working so closely with so many talented people, like my grooming pal, Susan Dahl, and getting to know the crew on the long drives, and getting to explore parts of Ireland that I never knew about and be blown away by the landscape and the talent that this island has to offer”. Emily Quinn
Emily Quinn – Photography Exhibition can be viewed in The Gallery at Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, Dublin 2.
15 07 2016
With July being the second most popular month to get married after August, it seems only fitting that we give you a rundown of Powerscourt’s beautiful wedding dress selection to make planning for your big day that little bit easier. With Ciara Bridal, Knightsbridge, Covet Bridal and The Town Bride all conveniently located in the Townhouse, you’re sure to find something to suit your unique style!
Ciara Bridal is one of Dublin’s best known bridal shops. Since opening its doors in November 1982, very few brides-to-be complete their hunt for the perfect dress without a visit to Ciara Bridal. Stocking brands such as Novia Dart, Cabotine, House of Nicholas and Fara Sposa, every style is covered from classic elegance to simple sophistication. Ciara Bridal are having a blitz sale this Sunday the 10th of July from 12-4pm so call in for a browse if you are looking to pick up a special bargain.
Knightsbridge recently launched the Edwina Arya collection. It is a luxury, ethical bridal fashion label free of animal skins, leather, fur or feathers. A percentage of every sale goes towards charities that work directly with animals in need. Edwina’s dresses are whimsical and airy to allow you to enjoy your wedding day without feeling restricted in your dress. Appointments can be made by calling 01 6363633.
If you have ever considered renting your wedding dress, Covet Bridal’s rental service might be just what you’ve been looking for. With top designers such as Monique Lhuillier, Badgley Mischka, Rachel Gilbert and Tadashi gracing their rails, you can fulfil your dreams of walking down the aisle in a designer dress without breaking the bank. Prices range from €175 to €350 for a three-day rental and dresses can then be tailored to fit you perfectly with their alteration service.
Last but by no means least is The Town Bride. They feature a diverse collection of dresses from designers in the UK, Europe and Australia. The Town Bride is unique from its neighbours in its designer selection, with Lady Bird, Richard Sherman, Verise and White Rose making up a third of their collection. Walk ins are welcome to browse their store on the first floor, but it is essential to make an appointment to try on any of their dresses.
Powerscourt Townhouse Centre has everything you need under the one roof to make shopping for your dream dress an enjoyable and memorable experience!
05 07 2016
It’s that time of year again, when the weather goes from “Costa del Dublin” to “Dull and Dreary” and back again! And with people jetting off on their holidays to escape the Irish ‘weather’. We have compiled a list of Powerscourt’s finest fashion and accessory holiday essentials to get you sorted for your Summer break.
Designer Chloe Townsend of Willow & Clo, has recently launched two new collections. The first is called “Dancing in the Rain” and was inspired by Chloe’s travels to India. The lively colours bring individuality to a minimal summer outfit with semi-precious stones, silver, yellow and rose gold. The second collection titled “Silver Soundwaves”, features brushed silver for a more pared back look with your holiday wardrobe. Willow & Clo’s pieces are firm favourites among the likes of Ellie Goulding and Amy Huberman, and make the perfect pick for holiday accessorising this Summer.
French Connection’s Summer collection provides a one-stop-shop for all of your holiday essentials. From swimsuits and swim shorts, to sandals and cover-ups, French Connection has it all. Their tie-dye halter swimsuit is the perfect solution for those looking to make a statement, and they have a great selection of colourful kaftans, both long and short, to suit everyone’s preference. And French Connection haven’t forgotten the men! A variety of different coloured men’s swim shorts are also available to choose from.
Mary Grant is renowned for her effortless chic wardrobe staple pieces. With chiffon and jersey being firm favourites of hers, the dresses on offer in her store this season are ideal for warmer climates. Many of the dresses give you the option to layer up so investing in one of these will see you through all seasons, not just your Summer getaway!
And finally, for a new pair of summer shoes look no further than Genius for some stylish yet comfortable footwear. From sandals for the daytime to wedges for night time, Genius has a wide range of Summer styles in a multitude of colours so you’re almost guaranteed that you won’t leave empty handed!
23 06 2016
There is a new ‘KID’ on the baby, childrenswear and accessories block. Aptly named KID, this collective of independent brands are aiming to provide a very new retail concept for modern families.
Situated on the top floor of the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, KID is a group of established and emerging Irish brands across babies and kids fashion, toys and gifts, homewares, children’s interiors and accessories.
There are 10 brands which form KID, all previously known to each other from platforms such as Instagram. Most of us had collaborated on a smaller scale – whether it was a creative collaboration or a marketing promotion. Despite KID being a collective of very different brands we all share a passion for creativity, quality and good design. It was obvious that there was a big gap in the Irish market i.e. a physical bricks and mortar lifestyle store, which caters for the modern family and provides something different to the high street offering. When the opportunity arose to open our store we all jumped at the opportunity to provide a unique shopping experience for Irish families.
What sets KID apart is that it unites multiple brands under one roof, in a distinctly Scandinavian inspired store. KID offers a unique shopping experience with a collection of beautiful brands, a play area for kids and a comfortable baby feeding and changing room – with nice touches such as bottled water and spare muslins. The entire store environment was designed to make it enjoyable for a parent shopping with a new baby, their toddler or the whole family. There is plenty of buggy manoeuvring room, which is a fault in most highstreet stores and a common bugbear amongst the KID mamas.
Mary Larkin, Manager of Powerscourt Townhouse Centre added: “We are absolutely delighted to have a fresh and innovative baby and children’s shop such as KID in the Centre. They will add greatly to the tenant mix and I know they will be a star attraction in Powerscourt.”
The 10 brands that form KID are:
- BOLD BUNNY
- FRANK & NORA
- GUADALUPE CREATIONS
- RAIN + CONKER
SOCIAL MEDIA: IG: www.instagram.com/kidstoredublin
11 04 2016
Join us in the Centre to view the costumes and props that were used in RTÉ’s Rebellion series.
#CentreLikeNoOther #Dublin1916 #DublinRemembers #PowerscourtCentre
Our newest arrival at Powerscourt Townhouse, Jennifer Wrynne, has made a huge splash in Dublin City since opening her beautiful boutique in the centre like no other. Read all about Jennifer and her boutique in Powerscourt Townhouse in today’s Irish Times Newspaper.