What is it about vintage that we love? From the millions of tales and stories told through generations, from hearing multiple variations of laughs and voices, to collecting endless buckets of tears. Our clothes are the lens of experiences, the first-hand dreamcatcher. They sit with us, on us, hanging up or in a box, the memories stitched in the hem forever.
We here at I Do love to support Irish businesses especially when it comes to vintage and sustainable dresses. We’ve cherry-picked our top five favourite boutiques that are filled with hidden treasures waiting to be found!
Vintage Pearl Bridal
Vintage Pearl Bridal is a unique bridal space that is located in the heart of Galway’s Westend and situated in a beautiful Georgian building on Dominick Street.
Owner Michelle has worked in the fashion industry for over a decade and after falling in love with bridal fashion while on the search for her own wedding gown, and was inspired to open Vintage Pearl Bridal.
The boutique sources an incredibly mixed selection of original vintage wedding dresses and international designers that are only exclusively stocked in the boutique.
So whether you’re looking for vintage or something a little bit different, this boutique has it all.
Bella Bleu is Cork’s only vintage inspired specialist bridal boutique, with exquisite vintage style dresses from the 1920’s to 1970’s, all beautifully restored and sourced from across the globe. You could find yourself wearing a dress from New York or even Paris from the 50’s that will have you feeling like the bee’s knees!
Bella Bleu also stocks fabulous designer gowns from hip, new designers both Irish and International exclusive to us in Ireland
Dirty Fabulous created by sisters, Caroline Quinn and Kathy Sherry who dreamt of showcasing stunning vintage treasures in a fun and laid back manner. They adore meeting their customers during appointments and focus on personal attention. One thing is for sure, these girls are serious about their love of vintage and are so dedicated to Dirty Fabulous!
The boutique is located in Monaghan and truly stocks the most beautiful vintage dresses, occasion wear and accessories.
Jenny Vander Vintage
Jenny Vander Vintage is located at 50 Drury St in Dublin, and sources only the finest of vintage clothes and funky looks from each era. If you’re looking for a pop of colour, or something truly authentic and reworked, or even somewhere to go to let your imagination run wild, Jenny Vander Vintage is the place to be!
A Store Is Born
Did anybody say wedding fur?
A Store Is Born has been around since 1983 located on Clarendon Street and is truly the OG when it comes to vintage. These guys really do have everything from vintage dresses to vintage cashmere; you name it, they’ve got it!
Plus, who wouldn’t want to explore the world of silky gowns and soft furs that just ooze opulence?