A fashion mecca for the style conscious

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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

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.

 

Peaches Boutique

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

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

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.

 

 

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Mimi Boutique

Tiffany Boutique

Peaches Boutique

Butterslip Shop

Lady Lorna Designer Emporium

Rudolf Heltzel Goldsmith

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Mimi Boutique

Mimi Boutique is a treasure trove of beautiful clothing and accessories which scream style and individuality. From Evening wear to casual classics, Mimi has a wide selection of elegant, comfortable and affordable designs, whatever the occasion.

Tiffany Boutique

39 St Kieran's St, Gardens, Kilkenny

056 7771199

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tiffanyshoeshop.com

What started out as a retirement venture over eight years ago has snow balled into a very successful shoe shop business offering stylish Ladies Shoes, Hand Bags, Fascinators and Jewellery for all occasions. Tiffany started as a shoe shop but we soon realised there was a market for matching accessories. Our shop is unique in that we carry shoes and bags in every colour that's available. Tiffany is an Alladin's Cave, people like to pop in for a browse and say it gives them that feel good factor.

Peaches Boutique

Andrea and Siobhan, who always had a natural love and flair for the fashion world, own one of Kilkenny’s Premier boutiques - bringing you alluring signature collections from Paris, Milan, New York and all the fashion capitals of the world. This stunning boutique is a well known shopping experience that focuses on individuality, allowing every lady to express their own sense of style. It is also a one stop shop for all occasions from casual chic to a day at the races, weddings, confirmations etc. And it does not stop there… The girls at Peaches boutique also offer a personal styling service and after hour opening available on request.

Butterslip Shop

31 Rose Inn Street, Kilkenny

056 7702502

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butterslip.com

Butterslip opened in 2005, full of colourful ideas and wild notions, the result of much day dreaming, notebook scribling, scrapbook filling and finally one great flight of madness. The scribbler, day dreamer and committed pritt sticker here is me, Anne, still often to be found doodling and daydreaming – these days I just try and make it look more productive…

Lady Lorna Designer Emporium

Lady Lorna Designer Emporium is host to a range of talented Irish & International Designers, located on the medieval mile in the heart of Kilkenny City. Lady Lorna Designer Emporium’s selection of Designer fashion complimented by a range of stylish accessories emphasises elegance & individuality.

Rudolf Heltzel Goldsmith

10 Patrick Street, Kilkenny

056 7721497

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rudolfheltzel.com

Established in 1968 and now in its second generation, internationally acclaimed Rudolf Heltzel designers gold and silversmiths hand make unique, exquisite jewellery in precious metals and gemstones. Their gallery at 10 Patrick Street, open to the public, displays and sells an exciting range of instantly recognisable, hand made engagement rings and dress pieces in 18ct gold, sterling silver and platinum, set with carefully selected diamonds and magnificent precious gemstones.