For the women...
Women’s fashion in Ireland at the turn of the century was modest but feminine – think long skirts, ruffled blouses buttoned to the neck, boots (covering those ankles!), shawls and wide-brimmed hats adorned with flowers and ribbons. You’ll have great fun accessorising your ‘My Fair Lady’ look too pearls and brooches were hugely popular at the time. Here are some shopping suggestions:
Be sure to make your way to the iconic George’s Street Arcade, an impressive red-brick building that dates back to 1881. It is home to a whole range of quirky clothes stores, vintage shops and funky cafés. While you’re in this trendy area, known locally as ‘SoGo’, check out nearby Castle Market and Drury Street too. Not only will you find some unique clothes shops and boutiques, the place is always buzzing with fun-loving Dubliners out enjoying their city.
Get yourself to Cow’s Lane Designer Market on Saturday afternoon, wish through the windows of the Westbury Mall and of course, pop into the Powerscourt Shopping Centre. This lovely space is actually a renovated Georgian townhouse, complete with a ballroom formerly used to entertain guests. Explore its many nooks and crannies via the winding staircases to find charming boutiques, jewellery stores, and restaurants serving tasty treats.