14 Female-Led Irish Brands Join Forces For New Christmas Gifting Store In Dublin

The store opened its doors to the public on Thursday morning.


If you’re looking for a gift that’ll certainly make you stand out from the crowd while supporting some incredible Irish businesses this year, Gifted by Greens Are Good For You is where you need to go.

Spearheaded by Johanna Dooley and Kara O’Sullivan, the duo behind the fashion rental service Greens Are Good For You – which offers clothing from a variety of designer brands delivered straight to your door comes this brand new pop-up which they set up with one vision in mind, to bring the brands they love together, so you can shop them in one place.

Launching Gifted by Greens on Dublin’s bustling Exchequer Street, when passing the new store you can’t help but be drawn in, be it the explosion of colour, the disco balls hanging from the ceiling or the variety of hands-on creators and designers in the shop ready and waiting to meet you, the whole experience feels personal and this compact space in the heart of the city highlights some of Ireland’s top growing talent in the fashion industry. With many of these brands starting at lockdown projects, they inform me that the demand has surpassed all their expectations – a positive news story for once.

And getting the opportunity to showcase their work for the month of December in this brand new pop-up will bring even more eyes to their brands, with an array of gifts on offer, be it for a friend, a sister or even yourself.

So, who’s involved?

Greens Are Good For You

Staring with Greens Are Good For You, the clothing and accessories rental service has rails of their clothing in store from incredible brands like Prada, Rotate, Saks Potts and House of Sunny to name a few, all available for rental. Be it a wedding, a holiday or simply, a girls night out that you need a new fit for, there’s plenty of divine inspiration to be found here!

ToDyeForbyJohanna

Also owned by Johanna Dooley, behind Greens Are Good For You, comes a loungewear brand that joins comfort and chicness. Think graphic printed sweats, cute pastel colours and seriously soft fabrics.

Aisling Kavanagh Design

When it comes to accessories, you could call Aisling not just an expert, but a master. Creating the most incredible bags, and hair accessories, all ethically made using locally sourced fabrics, it’s no wonder Aisling’s drops are a hot topic. The products are made with such love and passion, helping to give any fit that unbeatable edge.

GABSLUX

Over lockdown, Gabby began using her passion for fashion to create the most incredible beaded jewellery, fast forward a year and the Irish designer is inundated with requests for her divine and unique pieces at affordable prices. We’re talking beaded necklaces, cute bracelets and stand out earrings that will make a gift to remember this winter.

 

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Holly Makes

Another lockdown product that has turned into a successful and booming business, Holly Johnston creates beaded phone chains in a variety of lengths and colours, as well as cool clip-on accessories for your Crocs. A perfect Christmas stocking filler for the friend who constantly loses their phone or wants to add as much colour as possible to their fit, we want everything Holly is offering.

 

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Style Ignite Studios

Nothing says Christmas like a good winter knit, cue Style Ignite Studios set up by two sisters creating all season knitwear right here in Ireland. Featuring 100% GOTS certified organic cotton, these knits are ones you’ll take with you from season to season and make for a gift to remember.

Rêverie Vintage

Thinking consciously and sustainably when it comes to fashion is all what this pop-up is about and what better brand than Rêverie to join the offering. Set up by the same creative mind behind successful vintage store Nine Crows, comes a dreamy one-stop-shop where you’ll find the best in luxury vintage wear. Too good to gift to anyone but ourselves tbh.

 

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Barbara Bennett Footwear

If footwear is your thing, than Barbara Bennett is your woman. Creating hand painted contemporary footwear, and custom designs, add your own personal flair to a pair of Nikes or Buffalo trainers, or gift someone you know with a present they can’t get anywhere else. Barbara also does kids shoes and when we say they’re ADORABLE.

 

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CME Candles

CME Candles has gone from strength to strength over the past year and there’s truly no stopping them. Hand poured in Dublin 8 featuring beautiful body silhouettes and parts in a variety of shapes and sizes, these candles are *almost* too good to light. Perfect for coffee tables, bedrooms, as a standout piece in your hall, you name it.

 

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The Body Band Co

Because working out and feeling gorge is key, The Body Band Co are combining style and fitness to bring you one hell of a product. Coming in a variety of colours, perfect for home workouts, Irish owned, female-led and most importantly environmentally friendly, this brand ticks all the boxes and will certainly be a product we’ll be whipping out of our handbags post-Christmas!

 

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Cliodhna Doherty Art

Over the past year, having spent so much time at home, it’s safe to say we all feel more in love with designing and decorating our four walls. Filling them with things we love to see because let’s face it, we’re forever looking at them, become more important than ever and art is one way to put a smile on your face. Irish artist Cliodhna Doherty creates pieces that will last a lifetime, empowering women through art and also creating commissions so you can have something unique too.

Ethos CBD

Natural products for the mind and body, Ethos CBD uses Irish organic hemp to create wellness products that will become your new favourites in your daily routine. With everything from balms to oils and teas, this is self-care at its best.

Lia Cowan Design

Winner of the Longines Irish Champions Young Designer award, and it’s no surprise, Lia Cowan is one to watch. A Dublin based designer creating pieces that are sure to turn heads, if it’s a stand-out top or a breathtaking skirt you’re looking for to complete your Christmas fit this year, Lia’s rails are totally worth a look.

 

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Síoda Só

Luxury sleepwear and flowers? Can you get anymore gorge than that? I’m forever harping on to everyone I meet about my love for silk pillowcases, bedding and pjs, and how they’ve made my night’s sleep so much better. So, if you want to also experience their powers, Síoda Só will also be showcasing some fabulous products for doing just that down at Gifted By Greens Are Good For You.

 

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The Gifted By Greens store will run for the month of December, with the store open from 11-7pm Monday to Saturday and 12pm to 5pm on Sundays.

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