I had a bit of an idea yesterday (Thursday) morning. On Monday, I wrote list of blogs I promised to post this week, and vintage one of them. I deliberately left the subject fairly ambiguous on purpose and what I propose is to create a list of as many Irish based vintage, boutiques / shops / on-line stores that I know of. Having everything all in one place will definitely help me out when I’m thinking of where to shop for something old and beautiful.
Firstly, it’s probably a good idea to determine what the term vintage means. If we go with the Wikipedia description, because I reckon it best represents my idea of what the term means, it states:
“Generally speaking, clothing which was produced before the 1920s is referred to as antique clothing and clothing from the 1920s to 1980s is considered vintage. Retro, short for retrospective, usually refers to clothing that imitates the style of a previous era”.
(NB: Anything newer than 80’s is second-hand clothing).
Shops / Boutiques / Concessions
Awear Vintage – Awear Henry St. D1
Wild Child Originals – 26 Drury St. D2
Eager Beaver – Crown Alley, Temple Bar, D2
Lucy’s Lounge – 11 Fownes st. Temple Bar, D2
Mercury Goes retrograde – 19c Drawbridge St. Cork
Dirty Fabulous – 21 Wicklow St. D2
The Goddess Room – Meridian Point, Greystones, Co. Wicklow
The Harlequin – 13 Castle Market, D2
Green with Envy – 302 Rathmines Rd Lower, Rathmines, D6
Om Diva – 21-22 Georges St. Arcade, Sth Great Georges St. D2
Jenny Vander – 50 Drury St. D2
Monto – Parnell St. D1
Flip – Fownes St. Temple Bar, D2
V for Vintage – 12, Crown Alley, D2
Swop Shop – Crow St, Bazaar, 7 Crow St. Temple Bar, D2
Horse & June – 22 Drury St. D2
9 Crow Street – 9 Crow St. Temple Bar, D2
Markets / Fairs / Temporary Vendors
Dublin Flea Market – The Co-op On Newmarket Sq. D8 – Last Sunday of every month
The Crafty Market – Shebeen Chic, Georges St. D2 – 1st & 3rd Sunday of every month
The Grand Social Ha’Penny Flea – The Grand Social 35 Lower Liffey St. D1 – Every Saturday 12-5
The Loft Market – Powerscourt Townhouse, Sth. Great Georges St. D2 – Every Friday – Sunday 12-6
The George Bernard Shaw Toe Jam – 11 / 12 Sth. Richmond St. D2 – Schedule Varies
Vintage Fairs Ireland – Locations Vary – Schedule Varies
EDIT: The lovely ladies at PerkUp Vintage want to give all Whisty reader a 25% discount when you shop on line at www.perkupvintage.com: Enter the code Xmas10 at checkout!
These are the ones that I have spent the day remembering / researching and ‘liking’ on Facebook. (Most of these companies have pages).
If there are any that I have missed (and I’m certain there will be), please post links in the comments below and I shall add them to the list!