The Wardrobe Kilkenny is a designer consignment store which stocks everything from designer bags and accessories to complete outfits from high-end labels for an affordable price.
Their business has been promoting sustainable fashion for over 20 years, and they're diligent when it comes to environmental impact. Getting dressed every morning has direct results.
Shockingly, more than 80 billion pieces of clothing are produced worldwide each year. Of these pieces, 75 percent will end up in landfills. The average T-shirt uses 1500 to 2000 litres of water to make.
The fashion industry uses 1600 chemicals in their dyeing processes, and only one per cent of these have been approved by the Environmental Protection Agency. Scary stats, right?
Shopping pre-loved needs to be a life choice, not just a trend. Buying clothes doesn't have to mean compromising on fashion, style or quality, according to Yvonne Fitzgerald.
Yvonne acts as the proprietor of The Wardrobe Kilkenny, and believes that shopping consignment has numerous incredible benefits. For one, it's eco-friendly. You're keeping garments out of landfill.
Another perk is that you can find unique items with a treasure hunt-type shopping experience. The thrill of the hunt is undeniable.
The same brands come at a lower price, it's like a permanent sale.
The Wardrobe Kilkenny stock pre-loved labels such as Chanel, Prada, Gucci, Brunello Cuccinelli, Bulgari, Dolce and Gabbana, Pucci, Alexander McQueen, Diane Von Furstenberg, Louis Vuitton and many more.
Even if you don't head down to buy something, you can sell your own designer goods for a pretty penny.
Companies like Depop are essentially doing the same thing, whereby you can run your own online shop and buy and sell items over the brilliant app.
When you have gently-used, unique or highly-coveted items that you don't use, why not sell them? Give someone else the chance to love your belongings.
The Wardrobe Kilkenny believe in the lifecycle of luxury goods and are always looking for designer items to sell on your behalf.
To get in touch call 056 771 5542 or visit the store at 29 Patrick Street.
Between now and August 31, if you mention SHEmazing when you consign your piece you can receive 15 percent off your first purchase. The bargains simply go on and on. Enjoy the couture, ladies.
With Fashion Month drawing to a close, we saw some of the best collections from designers all over the world.
As well as crushing on new season style, we were also keeping on top of hair and make-up trends, but we're not sure about the latest trend seen at Paris Fashion week.
Behind-the-scenes at Alexander McQueen, hair stylist Guido Palau was responsible for the new technique called hair sewing.
Allure spoke to the man in question and asked him about the breathtaking updo he had created for the models.
"We're using Redken products to give the hair some guts, and needle and thread. That's it."
"Sarah Burton [designer] wanted the hair to feel very natural and soft and feminine, but also artisanal, since a lot of the collection is based on artisanal workmanship."
After creating a messy middle part, Guido fed the needle and thread through the hair, starting at the hairline on either side of the part and letting the thread knot as he went to create tiny loops and lumps.
"I wanted there to be interest when you looked at the models from the front, not just the back," he explained.
Mike the Ruler has over 5,000 followers on his fashion instagram account. But, what makes this even more phenomenal is that, he’s only 13-years-old.
Mike from New York is considered an icon in the online fashion world, after he set up his instagram account a year ago.
Mike’s success has only grown since then, with many designers considering him a recognisable voice in the fashion community.
But Mike says he prefers small designers instead of chasing big brands.
“I don’t really like big brands. I like little designers who are creating something new.”
Mike said he became inspired to set up a fashion instagram account, after he saw an Alexander McQueen show two years ago.
“These clothes were very overwhelming. They were dark. Some were disturbing and beautiful at the same time. And it felt like they were demanding something. It put this thought into my head that clothes were important and they have their own personalities and they tell stories when you wear them.”
Mike says his instagram account gives him creative freedom, when it comes to his own personal style.