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It’s time to get all aboard an exquisite new afternoon tea experience at Brown Thomas.

Brown Thomas has unveiled the most enchanting afternoon tea experience with guests invited to come all aboard its magical train carriage in The Restaurant by Johnnie Cooke this festive season. 

Priced from €45, the afternoon tea experience offers the most delectable combination of sweet and savoury delights by renowned chef Johnnie Cooke and includes a glass of prosecco also. 

Beautifully presented on a tea stand replicating the façade of the iconic Grafton Street department store, the delicious savoury menu includes an Irish St Tola goat’s cheese tartlet, truffle chicken gougeres with morel mushrooms, black truffle and parmesan cheese, coronation chicken served with red endive, sultanas, almonds and mango and a ‘Brown Thomas Charmeuse’ – a buckwheat crêpe served with organic Irish smoked salmon, chives, caviar and crème fraîche. 

Guests can indulge sweet treats such as a champagne raspberry macaron, a Sicilian lemon tart, a Catalan crème brûlée made with Seville orange, cinnamon and bourbon vanilla and a ‘Brown Thomas Verrine’ – a creamy coconut, liquid raspberry, passion fruit mousse. Guests can treat themselves to bubbles from Veuve Clicquot or a cocktail from a specially curated menu. 

Little shoppers will adore a delightful selection of savoury and sweet options (priced at €17.50) from mini ham and cheddar quiches and mini brioche sliders to Nutella and banana sandwiches and much more. 

The new Brown Thomas Afternoon Tea experience is served daily with sittings at 3pm, 4pm and 5:15pm from now until Thursday, December 19 at The Restaurant by Johnnie Cooke on Level 3 at Brown Thomas Dublin.

All bookings can be made by telephoning The Restaurant at 01-6171163. 



Huda Kattan is rarely seen without her iconic, black-winged eyeliner.

The makeup artist pulled off the winged look to perfection, so it was only a matter of time before her followers requested that she developed her own product for her fans, and she delivered.

Waterproof, smudge-proof and long-lasting, Huda Beauty’s first eyeliner 'Life Liner' is launching this Thursday, September 12. You can bet it'll be the blackest and mattest on the market.


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Life Liner is part liquid, part pencil and 100 percent Huda-approved. The product stays put for 48-hours straight, and was designed to create a huge range of looks with one makeup tool.

Huda and her team have created numerous videos to celebrate the launch of Life Liner, transforming into the most iconic eyeliner wearers of all time; Audrey Hepburn, Cleopatra and Brigitte Bardot.

Eyeliner has been a part of Huda’s signature everyday look for years, so we trust her to come up with the best product on the market for her social followers. In Huda We Trust;


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Life Liner took the beauty guru and her team roughly three years to perfect, which means that both time and love have gone into the creation.

Combining high molecular weight silicones and silicone resins, Huda Beauty's team were able to create an elastic-like texture that prevents cracking, smudging or fading during wear.

The formula’s unique ingredients work together to create a lightweight film that protects the formula once it’s applied giving it the power to last for 48 hours.

Huda was adamant about the cut of the brush, so her customers could create their perfect winged look without the line becoming too thick or clumpy. We love a gal who knows what she wants.

Huda Beauty's Pencil Liner in Very Vanta is also set to launch, with a staying power of up to eight hours.

The unique pencil tip contains a blend of silicon resins and other unique ingredients that delivers extensive wear and smudge-proof colour.


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The pencil liner is designed with a propel system, so you'll never have to worry about sharpening your liner again. Halleluijah to that, we say.

With liquid at the forefront of every bold look, the pencil liner was created to be used on the water and lash line to further intensify and dramatise. 

Considering all of the gorgeous eyeliner you'll no doubt be wearing, Huda Beauty also created the ideal remover to ensure a smooth removal process.


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The Huda Beauty team discovered a gentle but powerful formula that quickly became the perfect partner for our long-lasting Life Liner.

The new Makeup Remover Balm has a transformational formula that takes it from a balm to an oil and finally to a milky texture upon melting with the skin to dissolve dirt, grime and makeup. 

Containing Cherry Blossom extract, the gentle makeup remover leaves the skin feeling soft and conditioned. Three new products, three new soon-to-be cult beauty goodies. Thank Goddess for Huda.

The Huda Beauty Life Liner is launching on Thursday, September 12, and will be available online and in retailers from €24.60 (£22).


It's the time for celebration as graduation ceremonies are still on-going around the country, Christmas is on its way and we look forward to a New Year.

Moët has always been a key-part of our parties and they've now launched something that would make a very special event – that bit extra.

They're offering a personalised pop with a typed or handwritten message which is then transferred onto the bottle.

It's a gorgeous gift or a very special touch to your own magic moment.


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Furthermore, personalisation is FREE for the Moët & Chandon Imperial range, from Mini (200ml) to Methuselah (6L) bottle.

Moët & Chandon has also unveils its holiday-season bottle designed in homage to the perennial refinement of the French “art of living” – and it's STUNNING.

The elegantly festive and highly symbolic limited-edition bottle is perfectly titled “Tribute to French Art-de-Vivre”.

Take an enchanting journey and taste French excellence and swirl that glass like a true connoisseur this Christmas – g'wan gal. 


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If that doesn't tickle your champagne fancy, you can get an equally memorable moment this holiday season by gifting a limited edition Mini Moët & Chandon Cracker.

Available in Moët Brut and Rosé Impérial, each special gift set contains a Mini Moët 200ml with a crown, a riddle & confetti. 

For all your Moët needs check out Brown Thomas who have all these exclusive treats.

This is definitely going on the Christmas list. 



Beauty journalist and Instagram influencer Sali Hughes knows a thing or two about makeup and skincare products.

With her huge following and her years of experience as columnist, she has tried and tested more beauty products that you could dream of. 

That's why when we got lucky enough to ask the expert a few questions, we had to know which products she thinks we should invest in and which ones don't deserve a splurge.

So, high-end or high street?

For moisturiser, cleanser and makeup remover, she says either is fine.

For bronzer, Sali thinks both work well as long as you choose a mat one. 

When it comes to foundation, she definitely recommends going high end. "Foundation takes us the biggest amount of real estate on your face. As you wear it all day, a cheap foundation can go very wrong and I have rarely met a cheap foundation I liked so it's better to invest there."

For mascara, the expert happens to use high-end products (her favourite is Clinique mascara) but she wouldn't think twice about using a cheaper one. 

For eyeshadows and lipsticks, she believes you tend to get more pigments and more blendability in high-end products.

"There are exceptions, she says, but if you want the pigments to show up, it's normally best investing. If you want a whisper of colour like for bronzer and blusher, you can use cheaper ones".

As for the biggest mistake she sees women make when it comes to beauty, using the wrong colour foundation is by far number one. "The job of your foundation is not to darken your skin! Use a foundation that matches your skin and if you want to look tanned, bring the tan with a bronzer". 

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Christmas shopping can be a bit of a nightmare. There's the stress of not knowing what to buy for someone really special, like your Mum, brother or best friend, combined with the horrendous, hectic panic that seems to engulf the high street from December 1st onwards. 

If only there was an immaculately laid out, aesthetically pleasing festive shopping paradise in existence, where all of our favourite high end brands were available in a relaxed, boutique setting.

Fantasize no more, as Brown Thomas is bringing this shopping aspiration to life this festive season. 

The Marvel Room is now open in the Brown Thomas on Grafton Street, a dedicated showcase of whimsical and luxurious gifts for those we love the most. 

Prestigious jewellery brand Tiffany & Co are on hand in the Marvel Room to enrapture jewellery lovers with their latest collection, Paper Flowers, and to share their range of jewellery and home accessories.

Bling fans will be delighted to see that The Marvel Room is introducing Jennifer Behr, who designs distinctive  hair accessories and jewellery. Her celebrity fans include Amy Adams, Jessica Biel, Jennifer Lawrence and Blake Lively, and her collection for Brown Thomas is etheral – featuring star spangled head pieces and moon-adorned hair slides. 


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For homeware and stationary connoisseurs, renowned British fashion illustrator Charlotte Posner has been recruited by The Marvel Room to create a bespoke collection of her famous Pop Dolls. 

These festive etchings will feature on a range of  stationery, cosmetic bags, ceramics and water bottles.

The artist has also created the gift wrap for The Marvel Room which will ensure each and every gift looks exquisite under the Christmas tree.


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The room will also be adorned with luxury designer pop-ups. 

A glittering array of exotic skin handbags from Céline and Prada will be on display, along with two limited edition styles of the highly coveted Marie Jane Bucket bag from Christian Louboutin. 

Wares from high-end houses Burberry, Jimmy Choo and Versace will also be on display for the fashion junkies and their admirers. 


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Irish design is an essential element in this year's showcase. 

A selection of sumptuous gifts are available, from organic pearl jewellery from Helena Malone to Aran knit sweaters from Faye Dinsmore.

Candles are a firm favourite on the Christmas present front. There will be exclusive Christmas candle scents from Mookie & Boo, and Cloon Keen Atelier have designed two exclusive scents especially for The Marvel Room – so it's a truly unique gift. 


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Technology is a big part of this year’s offering in The Marvel Room, with tech gifts being a favourite every festive season.

Smartech and The Marvel Room have brought some of the newest innovations in tech to Dublin, including the personal assistant robot Temi, who sounds like someone we could really use in our lives, and Spectacles, the sunglasses that let the wearer capture photos and videos to upload instantly on their social media channels.

For photography fanatics who like things a little more old school, Polaroid Originals presents a collection of vintage cameras.  Each one has been meticulously restored, and function fully while looking beautiful. 

The Marvel Room is a bonafide Disneyland for fashion, jewellery and homeware lovers, with an array of experiences for your senses to festively feast upon – open from now until Christmas. 

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Summer might be over, but September has a special treat in store for all you fashion and beauty lovers. 

The iconic Dublin store that is Brown Thomas has announced that they are going to be hosting Style Summit, which is a series of internationally renowned industry experts, fashion and beauty masterclasses, discussion panels and global influencers. 

This unmissable event will be taking place in a new purpose built panoramic venue on the roof of the iconic Grafton Street store.

How glam does that sound?!

Running from September 19th to October 13th, Style Summit will welcome visitors like Vogue Magazine’s Deputy Editor Sarah Harris, Estée Lauder’s Global Beauty Director Violette, leading make-up artists Charlotte Tilbury and Mary Greenwell with more names to follow. 

Events you simply have to attend include make-up genius Charlotte Tilbury who, on September 20th, will be in store for the exclusive launch of her new Magic Away concealer.

Tilbury fans will get the chance to learn from the make-up maestro in an exclusive masterclass hosted by the guru herself.

Also try and get to see British Vogue’s Deputy Editor, Sarah Harris, who will be sharing her encyclopaedic knowledge of fashion gathered from her years at one of the greatest fashion’s institutions – that's on October 10th. 

Any brides-to-be out there?

You guys will not want to miss hearing from top wedding planners Tara Fay and Bruce Russell on October 2nd.

Bruce plans world-class weddings and parties whilst Tara has produced some of the most high profile events and weddings in Ireland and throughout Europe.

The pair will share their expertise to help turn your wedding into your ultimate dream day. 

Men won't be left out of Style Summit either, as an AW18 menswear showcase will take place, with a panel discussion of industry experts discussing the latest emerging trends. 

Just imagine – a beautiful rooftop setting, a glass of Perrier-Jouët champagne, and expert fashion and beauty advice – sounds like a dream to us. 



Christmas has arrived…in August. (And no, we are not messing).

Most of us enjoy the holiday season and all the nostalgic memories it brings with it.

We can practically smell the spiced candles, taste the savoury stuffing, and feel the warmth of a hot chocolate enclosed in our icy fingers.

But how soon is too soon for us to anticipate the joy of Christmas time?

There have been whispers of Christmas trees circling around the country as customers share photos of holiday decorations popping up in stores.

In particular, Brown Thomas has been the buzz on social media due to their bountiful baskets of ornaments and shelves of silver reindeer.

Now, it seems the rumours have been confirmed, ensuring the holiday season is upon us earlier than we expected.

Brown Thomas fashion director Shelly Corkery announced on Instagram that the Christmas shop will open tomorrow, August 16th.


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Comments so far have shown mixed feelings about the early opening, with some people feeling over the moon and some expressing their annoyance.

However, the mid-August Christmas debut is not a new policy for Brown Thomas.

In fact, the store has regularly opened near summer’s end. So, they must be getting enough pre-holiday season shoppers to keep up the tradition.

According to Lovin Dublin, the store’s Managing Director, Stephen Sealey, said that the premature decorations were “really popular” with customers.

“A lot of people like to get organised early – from interior designers sourcing special pieces to tourists looking to bring home something extraordinary – it satisfies customer demand.”

So, whether you are on board or not, Christmas in the air!

Head down to Brown Thomas to get an early start on your holiday decorating.



The sales have just started and we can finally get our hands on some pieces we have been coveting for the past few months…

If you feel like investing in a luxury item, either a piece of clothing, shoes or bags, Brown Thomas has some deadly deals at the moment. 

Here is some of our favourites!

1. GANNI Joycedale camisole dress €105 (was €319)

2. MANSUR GAVRIEL Circle crossbody bag €475 (was €795.00)

3. DOLCE & GABBANA Cat eye sunglasses €178.50 (was €255)

4. VINCE CAMUTO Kiminni mesh booties €80 (was €180)

5. CITIZENS OF HUMANITY Liya cropped high-rise jeans €155 (was €349)

6. MARC JACOBS Double zip daisy backpack mini €135 (was €220)

7. THE KOOPLES Crêpe dress €144 (was €240)

8. GANNI Evangelista cardigan €145 (was €249)



From plastic table cloths to dusty deck chairs, it's safe to say that Irish barbecues aren't exactly the most sophisticated of shindigs. 

Don't get us wrong – we love a good sausage sambo as much as the next girl, but it doesn't take a member of the Royal family to see that our garden parties are lacking a certain je ne sais quoi. 

But not to worry, because we've found just the thing to glam up you summer soirée – Moët Mini Share Packs. 

Available at Brown Thomas, the champagne share packs include six individual bottles of Moët Imperial Brut each holding 200ml of golden bubbles. 

What's more, the adorable mini bottles also come with attachable golden flute toppers to make sipping from the mini bottles a perfectly elegant affair. 

For a limited time only you can pick up these bad boys in Brown Thomas, Dublin, Cork and Limerick for €130 and just like Moët & Chandon bring sparkle and glamour to any celebration or special occasion. 

Cheers to that! 



On February 22nd, Brown Thomas kicks off Wild Beauty, an unmissable 18-day bold beauty event across all stores, packed full of the best Irish and visiting international make-up experts and artists, over 90 product launches and exclusive beauty previews.

We're very excited. 

For the first time ever, Brown Thomas Dublin will unveil a brand new pop up beauty destination on its carpark rooftop, which will host a mix of masterclasses and discussion panels with the leading industry insiders talking all things skincare, make-up and fragrances. With make-up artists flying in fresh from international fashion weeks and Hollywood award season's red carpets, these masterclass events are not to be missed!

Ireland’s top make-up artists and beauty bloggers including Christine Lucignano, Aimee Connolly, Pippa O’Connor, Chloe Boucher, Louise Cooney, Tara O’Farrell and Kim O’Sullivan are amongst the exciting guest names alongside UK based beauty journalist Sali Hughes (fan girl moment) and top fashion and beauty influencer Lydia Elise Millen who has an Instagram following of over half a million.

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The full line up of events is as follows: 

Cleanse your soul with lululemon who will be hosting yoga, pilates and fitness workout classes in the new beauty pop up throughout the Wild Beauty event. On Sunday 25th February, indulge in a dedicated day of wellness with a yoga class at 10am followed by a wellness discussion with Health and Wellbeing Coach, Alison Canavan at 12pm.

Enjoy the skyline city views in a workout class on March 4th or meditate on Mother’s Day during a yoga class on March 11th. On March 10th, indulge your senses with a special fragrance event with Emma South of Jo Malone London, perfumer, Michael Donovan and Pippa O’Connor.

Wild Beauty welcomes a highly anticipated mix of beauty previews and launches such as the HUDA Beauty Bronze 3D highlighter palette, available online from February 18th and in store on February 19th, Giorgio Armani Cosmetics will exclusively launch its highly anticipated new ‘Luminous Face Fabric Foundation’ on February 22nd, find the perfect luminous base with YSL Touche Éclat ‘All in One Glow’ foundation available from March 7th.

Bobbi Brown’s gorgeous new eye palette ‘Spring in Capri’ will be previewed exclusively from February 27th and bareMineral’s latest must-have barePro Concealer; a full coverage and 16 hour concealer. Not forgetting fragrances, Jo Malone London unveil their latest breath-taking fragrance collection ‘English Field’s’ on March 1st and The Beauty Hall will exclusively launch the very first fragrance from Proenza Schouler entitled ‘Arizona’ a beautiful and radiant eau de parfum on March 1st . Armani Privé also unveil their latest luxurious fragrances ‘Blue Lazuli’ and ‘Blue Turquoise’.

To start the Wild Beauty event on February 22nd, NARS visiting international artist Vincent Ford will be visit the Beauty Hall in the Dublin store for one day only. Lancôme and the Brown Thomas Beauty Style Team will help you reveal your glow with an exclusive masterclass.

On February 27th, bareMinerals international make-up artist Sarah-Jane Froom visits the Carpark Rooftop Beauty Destination for a night of all things bare beauty with top beauty blogger Chloe Boucher.

Charlotte Tilbury’s international pro artist Kelly Mitchel will host an exclusive masterclass to celebrate the new Hollywood Flawless Filter launch in the Carpark Rooftop Beauty Destination on March 1st while Brown Thomas Galway will also host an exclusive masterclass to mark Charlotte’s latest exciting launch!

On February 23rd, Lancôme will host an evening of all things ‘L’Extrait’ at their Dublin boutique followed by their ‘Absolue Ladies Afternoon Tea’ on February 24th. On February 26th, The Beauty Lounge on Dublin’s Clarendon Street will host a masterclass with Bobbi Brown’s Pro Artist Amy Conway from 6-8pm.

On February 26th and 27th, Sisley’s visiting make-up artist Lorna Hura will visit the Dublin store for one-to-one appointments.

Laura Mercier’s visiting international make-up artist Yasmine Ferguson will be sharing her insider tips and tricks, for bespoke customer one-to-one appointments in the Galway store on February 23rd and 24th and in the Limerick store from March 2nd – 3rd. On February 23rd and 24th, Laura Mercier’s visiting international artist El Said El Gamel will be on counter for bespoke one-to-one appointments in the Cork store and the Dublin store from March 2nd – 3rd.

On March 3rd, Aveda’s global educator and hairstylist Bea Watson will be visiting the Aveda blow dry bar at the Beauty Lounge for one to one consultations.

Estée Lauder’s global pro artist Alan Pan will be hosting one-to-one skincare and make-up consultations in the Limerick store on March 7th, the Cork store on March 6th, the Galway store on March 8th and the Dublin store on March 9th and 10th.

On March 8th The Beauty Lounge will host a very special a Nails Inc. masterclass with one of their pro artists from 5-8pm. From Thursday 8th to Saturday 10th March, go back to school with Lancôme’s how-to masterclass and master the basics and perfect the perfect look in the Cork store.


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Customers can avail of exciting gift with purchases throughout Wild Beauty from brands such as Lancôme, Estée Lauder, La Prairie, Laura Mercier, NARS, Huda Beauty, Clarins and Rituals.

Just in time for Mother’s Day, Jo Malone London will be hosting complimentary engraving services to customise a truly personal gift with beautifully engraved initials on either candles or colognes in the Galway store on March 3rd from 12-4.30pm, in the Cork store on March 8th from 12-4.30pm, the Limerick store on March 10th from 12-4.30pm and the Dublin store on March 10th from 12-5pm. Brown Thomas Dublin will offer complimentary personalisation on Mother’s Day gifts from brands including Atelier Cologne, Yves Saint Laurent and Giorgio Armani Cosmetics.

Event booking fees apply and tickets are available to purchase from Friday 16th February.




Take a deep breath and have your credit cards at the ready ladies, because Brown Thomas is having a sale. 

The iconic luxury store is rolling out their aptly named Christmas Comes Early Sale.

The store is offering festive shoppers a whopping 20pc off almost everything in-store and online. 


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Covetable clothing brands like Max Mara, Needle & Thread and Self Portrait are all included in the sale. 

As well as clothes, designer handbags from the likes of Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs, Fendi and Mulberry are all on offer. 

Sunglasses, watches and phone cases are also on sale.


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It's the ideal time to snap up that slightly-out-of-your-price-range Christmas present for yourself or a loved one.

Sadly, the sale does not include high-end makeup, but if you're a fan of Benefit, the brand is having a three-for-two sale in BT's at the moment. 

We'll be sharpening our elbows.



Calling all Kardashian fans!

Khloe Kardashian has branched out into the fashion business with her clothing company Good American. 

Previously, the line was only available to Irish women via online websites, but now Brown Thomas is here to change all that. 


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There is nothing better than being able to try before you buy, and for Good American fans, this denim pop-up provides just that. 

According to the Brown Thomas Instagram, the jeans landed in stores yesterday, so make sure you get in this weekend and snap up a pair of your own. 

The collection is hailed as being suitable and flattering for women of all shapes and sizes. 


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Brown Thomas is stocking jeans in US sizes 00 to 20, or UK sizes 4 to 24. 

The pop-up is being hosted in the Grafton Street store on the second floor. 

We'll see you in the queue, laden down with denim.