A fashion mecca for the style conscious
Kilkenny is much more than a history lesson and a maze of medieval alleyways! In fact, the city is a shoppers’ paradise with a contemporary fashion scene concentrated within easy walking distance. Take your pick between high street and quirky, or designer and luxury, but you’ll find it all in Kilkenny. No shopping venture is complete without visiting Goods of Kilkenny which opened in 1927 and has evolved into a leading purveyor of international brands in lingerie, cosmetics, footwear and accessories. Pauls Fashion Department store has been trading since 1924 and now offers one of the widest selection of Designer Brands in the South East . Not forgetting classic High street favourites, Market Cross and MacDonagh Junction shopping centres, if retail therapy is high on your agenda you are in for a treat! And if figuring out where to start is overwhelming, you’ll love our favourites .
Mimi Boutique is known for being elegant yet affordable. Located in Kilkenny’s pedestrian area, you can’t help but wander in for a browse through their display of beautiful clothes and accessories. If you’re after individuality, you’ve hit the nail on the head here.
One of the best thing about Peaches, aside from signature collections from Paris, Milan, New York and other global fashion capitals, is their personal styling service and after business opening hours – destined to make you feel that little bit extra special in your search for the perfect outfit!
Tiffany Shoe Boutique
A lady can never have too many shoes! And the shoes at Tiffany Shoe Boutique are certainly made for walking. This little gem of a boutique is a treasure trove of accessories in every colour, to complete any outfit. And if shoes aren’t on your agenda, they also sell handbags, quirky gift ideas, jewellery, homeware, wedding décor and special souvenirs.
Butterslip Accessories is home to the most adorable jewellery, pretty wedding accessories and quirky gifts. Even the window display is worth a visit! Perfect for browsing, and ideal for gifting, a visit to this colourful curious shop full of wild notions is a must in Kilkenny!
Sparkling Gemstones, Craft Design, Silver and Gold
Kilkenny is synonymous with beautiful design pieces and a rich legacy of craftsmanship. A true Master Craftsman is Rudolf Heltzel based on Patrick Street who typifies the excellence and iconic nature of Kilkenny creativity in craft and design. One of the original ‘Kilkenny Design Workshop’ residents, his exquisite pieces are stunning, original and outstanding. This is a family affair, indeed son Chris has inherited the eclectic talent and is continuing the skills and flair synonymous with the Heltzel house of goldsmithing.
And no design foray is complete without a visit to the Kilkenny Design Centre opposite Kilkenny Castle where you are bound to discover something special in the extensive designer gift range. The Design Workshops were established as a visionary state-sponsored design agency was set up following the 1961 Scandinavian Report on Irish design and led to a rich heritage in design skills now synonymous with Kilkenny. All shopped out? Stroll through the National Design & Craft Gallery, Ireland’s leading centre for contemporary craft and design, established by the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland in 2000.
Discerning shoppers will love the range, diversity and quality of treasures to be discovered in Kilkenny.
Lady Lorna is a boutique that’s laden with occasion wear, whether it’s race day, a formal event, or wedding outfit. The store is run by a mother and daughter, who handpick their stock from a generous selection of fashion designers, and complement it with a range of stylish accessories.