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When I grow up I want to be Gladys!

Nestled at the back of Tullamore’s Retail Park is the unlikely location of one of Ireland’s top Vintage stores. Gladys Vintage sits unassumingly behind the NCT centre off the main road in to town, deceptively nondescript in its appearance. For those lucky enough to have ventured past the generic front door they will have been […]

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Vintage Musings: Fluorescent Elephant, Dublin

At each Dublin Vintage Fair that I have attended in The Royal Marine hotel there’s always one particular stand that has a constant stream of admirers – nay groupies – excitedly surrounding it. All incredibly stylish progressive Vintage lovers with an evident passion for retro and individuality in equal measures.  It’s no surprise then that […]

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Vintage Musings: Hems & Gems, Wexford

My most vivid childhood memories are set in Rosslare Harbour, Co. Wexford. I remember the journey down where everyone in the car competed to be the first to spot the Church (I never won but I’m pretty sure my siblings were cheating); the distinct bouquet from my Nana’s back garden (front door was reserved for important people), the much-referred […]

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Vintage Musings: Elsa & Gogo, Online

Back when I first started my blog I received a lovely mail from a relatively new Vintage trader named Olivia. Based in Cork, she told me about her e-boutique called Elsa & Gogo, stocking vintage jewellery and bags along with Vintage-style accessories and gifts. ‘It was started small, but is growing steadily and we have […]

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Vintage Musings: Shotsy, Dublin

I first had the pleasure of working with Shotsy owners (business partners and cousins) Lisa & Kate, last November for a TV shoot. Although I had visited the store prior to this, it was during my time pulling looks that I got to witness firsthand the cousins’ devotion to their relatively new store, appreciate their wealth […]

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Vintage Musings: Miss Daisy Blue, Cork

We’re heading south again for our Vintage Musings. This one is courtesy of Breda Casey, owner of the wonderful Miss Daisy Blue – the store that single-handedly began my love affair with the city. True story. If you missed my original post regarding the lady that is Miss Blue, you can read it here. For […]

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