Sunday, 1 June 2014

Thank Folkster, it's arrived!

Anyone interested in fashion in Ireland will be familiar with the Folkster brand and the practice of admiring it from afar if they're not based in Kilkenny as the store is. But no more! The Eustace street pop-up store is now open for the summer in Dublin. Great news to those of us based in Dublin and without a licence (the shame, I know).

A friend of mine works there so I popped along yesterday to scope out the new haven of style in the capital as well as to say "hey". Sadly, she wasn't about but I was comforted by all the pretty things to look at. And, my, was there plenty to see.

The store is divided into three main spaces; one enters into the more casual clothing, moves through the homeware and into the back room where occasionwear and dressier pieces (including bridal edit) are displayed. Everything is laid out beautifully with an eclectic and achingly cool aesthetic. The space is roomy and full of stock but uncluttered with light streaming beautifully through the windows.

Stock ranges from Folkster Edit, Shutterbug Vintage and Gild & Cage Homewares to brands somewhat difficult to find in Ireland such as Jeffrey Campbell and Miista. Prices start at just a euro and there's really something for everyone no matter your budget or sense of style - from boho, to punk, to prim and proper. My personal picks from the store have to be the Folkster statement jewellery (the earrings, in particular, make me weak at the knees), any and all of the bombers in stock, a very Grace Kelly grey vintage dress, the coordinating crop top and skirt sets, their very cute greeting cards and the art prints available from the homewares section.

But, here, I'll shut up and let the pictures do the talking. Check out their facebook page for more info.

Managed to restrain myself enough that I only spent €2 on these two beauties. Worth it.

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