THE GOOD SHOPPER
1. Paul Sheeran Jewellers
Since opening in 1990, Paul Sheeran Jewellers has established itself as one of Ireland’s leading luxury retailers with three city-centre locations - Johnson’s Court, a fine diamond jewellery boutique with an in-house team of designers, goldsmiths and watchmakers; Dublin’s only Montblanc boutique located at no. 1, Anne Street South; a luxury watch showroom on Chatham Street which showcases the latest collections from Cartier, Breitling, IWC, Panerai, Jaeger-LeCoultre, TAG Heuer, Tudor and Hublot. The team are renowned for their superior level of service and themselves in offering an unforgettable retail experience.
With a focus purely on Ireland’s rich textile heritage, Stable works with artisans from around the country to bring a luxurious edit of linen and woollen products. The brand’s Herringbone scarves for example, take 4-6 weeks to complete on looms at Donegal Yarns on the west coast. The brand’s collection also extends to homewares including table linens, towels, throws and blankets but for a real piece of woven decadence, try on a kimono-style robe made from Huck linen
stable.ie; The Westbury Mall, Balfe Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
Parfumarija is Dublin’s niche perfume shop and home to many rare and special scents. In apothecary chic surroundings, Founder & Creative Director Marija Aslimoska curates a handpicked collection of some of the world’s finest niche perfumes. Whether you would like an olfactory tour or to simply browse, Parfumarija offers a space to indulge your sense of smell and discover new prescriptions in perfume.
parfumarija.com/about-parfumarija; Parfumarija,25 Westbury Mall, Dublin 2, @parfumarija
4. Jennifer Slattery
Renowned for her sophisticated collections of Irish linen homewares, from delicately embroidered napkins to luxurious Irish linen tablecloths and womenswear, textile designer Jennifer Slattery’s working studio/shop is located a short walk from Dublin City centre. Established in 2011, the studio has won Awards for Best Textile Design & Craftsmanship and has featured in numerous guides to Dublin including The New York Times. From concept to finished product, steps of the design process can be seen in action at Jennifer’s Benburb Street atelier.
It’s located in the Georgian setting of Lord Powerscourt’s old dressing room, at the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, yet Article stocks some of the best contemporary Irish homewares around. You’ll find beautiful terracotta plates and serving dishes in soft blues and pastels, dainty coloured-glass drinking glasses, and elegant trays and coasters too. Most of what’s on offer is locally crafted, but you’ll find the odd exotic treat such as ostrich feather dusters amongst the china too. The place also smells incredible, thanks to an exceptional selection of scented candles, largely crafted in Ireland – be sure to add one to your basket.
Articledublin.com; Article, Powerscourt Townhouse, South William St, Dublin 2, Ireland
6. Paula Rowan
Paula Rowan opened her boutique in Dublin’s Westbury Mall in 2006. Her luxury leather gloves have been worn by the world’s most stylish women, from Naomie Harris to Julianne Moore. Her gloves regularly feature in magazines worldwide, and are sourced by the world’s top stylists and photographers. She painstakingly sourced the very best Italian producers and artisans to bring her designs to life. Her gloves and sleeves combine the best of Irish design with the finest Italian craftsmanship. All Paula Rowan gloves are handmade in Italy, from the finest leather ethically sourced in Ethiopia. The leather is dyed, treated and stitched in Italy by the world’s top producers of leather gloves – in the same ateliers as many of the world’s best-known luxury brands – using traditional techniques honed over generations.
paularowan.com; 31 Westbury Mall, Dublin 2, @paularowangloves
Louise Stokes was born and raised in Dublin, and, after graduating from Trinity College, headed to New York to intern with jeweller Alexis Bittar. Having a front row seat as a world-renowned designer presented his collection to the top buyers in the business inspired Louise to follow the same career path. After returning to Dublin, she opened Loulerie in 2007 in the Creative Quarter, where she curates a world-wide edit of the best fine and fashion female jewellery brands. Only the best gold is selected for her designs, and all diamonds are hand sorted and sourced from De Beers Sightholders to ensure both quality and ethical provenance.
loulerie.com; 14b Chatham St, Dublin 2 , Ireland @louleriejewellery
Madigan opened their first store in The Westbury Mall in 2016. Madigan is a Luxury family-owned Cashmere Brand. They’re garments are made with only the finest Scottish & Italian cashmere mills, celebrating Irish heritage and craftmanship. Discover a colourful range of beautiful cashmere scarves and cashmere sweaters that will last you a lifetime.
madigancashmere.com; Westbury Mall, Dublin 2, @madigan_dublin
9. Irish Design Shop
The four-storey Irish Design Shop on Drury Street is true to its name – everything inside the shop is made by up-and-coming local artisans. Established in 2008 at the height of the Irish craft revival, the store was the first of its kind to promote local design-led products and the people behind them. Jewellery takes centre stage (founders Clare Grennan and Laura Caffrey are both jewellers) but look out for the Áras range of homewares, designed exclusively for the store. We particularly like the wall hooks by Sligo-based woodturner Matt Jones.
Irishdesignshop.com; Irish Design Shop, 41 Drury St, Dublin 2, Ireland
10. Industry & Co.
Since opening in 2010, Industry & Co. has become Dublin’s largest and best-known independent design store. Brother and sister duo Marcus and Vanessa Mac Innes oversee the deli and the shop’s creative direction respectively – the store offers an array of new and upcycled furniture, beautiful Irish wool blankets, locally crafted jewellery and ceramics, and features a mix of local designers alongside some of the most talented makers from Europe, the US and Japan. When you’re tired of shopping, the deli offers a selection of delicious and healthy Middle Eastern lunch options too.
industryandco.com; Industry & Co., 41 Drury St, Dublin, Ireland
For something a little more quirky, be sure to pay Designist a visit. Inside, you’ll find a range of unusual items that look great and make for innovative gifts – a bright retro tea towel bearing a 1980s advert for a packet of Tayto crisps, for example, or apothecary style candles made in Cork with scents such as tobacco, cognac and oak. It’s an eclectic mix, but everything is beautifully made and most items are from Irish designers. There’s also a curated selection of wedding gifts, that includes everything from oak decanters to chalk board clocks.
designist.ie; 68 S Great Georges St, Dublin 2, Ireland
Established in Dublin in 2012 and located in The Westbury Mall, Stonechat Jewellers has become synonymous with handmade, beautifully finished, contemporary jewellery. It has been Ann’s vision and dream to provide a showcase for her own designs as well as other designers in Dublin City Centre. Her store shows and sells the work of young Irish jewellery designers such as Michael O Dwyer and Helena Malone as well as more established designers such as Niessing. Ann Chapman’s signature style of clean lines, sharp silhouettes and confident femininity was apparent in her first collection and was an immediate success.
stonechatjewellers.ie; Westbury Mall, Dublin 2, @stonechatjewellers