So we've mastered the consignment, nailed the closet clearouts and in the past couple of weeks started our own collection. What next you may ask?! Well we've been throwing around ideas. Some of these ideas are better than others. Ella wants to open a Bubble Tea cafe (but Bubblicity have that covered), Id love to have our own Podcast (I think I'd make a great Ira Glass), Orlagh wants to start a Siopalla pet sanctuary (so she can bring her guinea pig Mary to work) and Anna wants a Siopaella reality TV show (we'd be axed after one episode).
We mulled over these ideas and came to the conclusion that our next big venture should be to start our own girlband!!! So, allow us to present Dublin's hottest new girlband, The Siopaettes feat. our newest collection of Enter bags.[gallery columns="1" link="file" size="full" ids="50393,50392"] [gallery size="full" link="file" ids="50396,50397,50435"]
Styled By Ciara McCaughey
Modelled by Seana Henry, Anna Walker & Claire Mahony
Photographed by Aine Hogan
For more information check out www.siopaella.com or call 01 677 9106 / 01 442 1747
Our customers are diverse and different, some are hoarders of vintage treasures, some love our unique Moroccan home wares, while others are lovers of all things designer! And of course there are those in between who adore a mix of everything and just come in to us with an open mind looking for the best deal in town! With three stores and a website full to the brim with beautiful pieces we are your one stop shop for your Christmas shopping! Here is the ultimate Siopaella Christmas Gift Guide to help you find the perfect present for that someone special <3
1. Luxurious Lady:
Here at Siopaella we have Ireland's largest collection of pre-owned designer handbags. This makes us the perfect destination for treating your loved one to something she really wants...a luxurious designer handbag or accessory! The good news for you?! You can save up to 50% off the RRP. Our collection includes exquisite pieces from Chanel, Celine and Louis Vuitton. We also have stunning Hermes scarves! We can't imagine anything better than receiving THAT iconic orange box this Christmas.[gallery link="file" size="full" ids="39828,39831,39821"]
2. Homeware Hero:
For someone who owns a home, not a house and takes immense pride in what they have. From Moroccan leather pouffes to bronzed ornaments and lights in jars our Crow Street store has it all. We're also a stockist of Mantra incense, sourced from Brazil and available in beautiful scents. Call 01 532 1477 for more info on homewares.[gallery size="full" link="file" ids="39823,39838,39820"]
3. College Student:
Remember the college days? All night parties, silly drinking games and living with mates as mad as you were. What you may have forgotten are the all nighters in the library and back breaking books! If you know someone who is in college then our Enter backpacks are the best present. They are comfortable on your back and can be worn as backpacks or crossbody. You can read more about the Enter brand here.[gallery link="file" size="full" ids="39846,39845,39844"]
4. Bejeweled Princess:
For the Iris Apfel wannabe in your life. There's no such thing as too many accessories. They can transform any outfit into a whole new look. We love the sparkle, the glamour and the timelessness of jewellery. The Tiffany and Melissa Curry bracelets are perfect for your niece or daughter - classic pieces they'll treasure forever. The Vintage Christian Dior necklace though is truly one of a kind![gallery link="file" size="full" ids="39818,39815,40080"]
5. The Jetsetter:
Do you know someone who travels as much as you've had hot dinners? Who remains as glamorous as ever while racking up serious air miles? Our luggage section has whatever kind of bag they're looking for. From wheelie Louis Vuittons to slouchy leather Pradas, whether it's carry on or check in luggage we have it![gallery size="full" link="file" ids="39829,39827,39830"]
6. For the Girl That Likes to be Different:
We all know who she is! She has amazing one of a kind pieces and when you ask her where she got them she replies "Oh a little Vintage store in Brooklyn". She's effortlessly cool and looks good in everything! We think she'd be obssessed with the Burberry or MCM backpack and you'd earn serious respect for giving it to her.[gallery size="full" link="file" ids="39849,39851,39850"]
7. The Artsy Fartsy One:
We love supporting Irish artists. In our stores and online we have work by Geraldine Leonard and John Frazer. Leonard creates landscapes from materials which she dyes and brushes herself. More info is available here. Frazer on the other hand creates colourful prints of Irish scenes from the iconic Ha'Penny bridge to the Pepper Cannister Church they are the ideal gift for someone with Eire in their hearts and soul.[gallery size="full" link="file" ids="40087,40023,40089"]
8. Not Forgetting The Pooch:
Christmas is a time for giving and we at Siopaella think that you're trusty pooch deserves a present as well. Eco Mutt are eco friendly grooming products for your pooch. All the products contain natural ingredients like lavender, mandarin, rosemary, tea tree and citronella which is why we ADORE the sensual smells of our newest Eco Mutt arrivals. They even come in gift packs which both humans and doggies can share![gallery link="file" size="full" ids="39833,39834,39835"]
Didn't find what you're looking for? Call into any of our three stores where a Siopaella stylist will be on hand to help you find the perfect gift. For more info check out our website or call 01 677 9106 / 01 532 1477. Also chck out Mary's latest blog post to see what designer bags we have on offer for under €200!
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SCANDI STYLE FOCUS - ENTER ACCESSORIES[gallery link="file" size="medium" ids="38613,38611,38610"]
We got a major crush on all things Scandi, the clean lines and minimalist design is enough to get us all hot under our designer collars. The desire for Scandi style is entering into our collective psyche and with labels like Cos, Acne and &Other Stories in store, we've only gone and nabbed ourselves an exclusive deal with ultra-cool Scandi accessories label, Enter Accessories. Enter Accessories derives its inspiration from military trends and sportswear; the quiet, understated aesthetic is its crowning glory.[gallery link="file" size="medium" ids="38615,38617,38616"]
What's the best thing about Enter Accessories? The pared back designs in gender-neutral colours mean that these backpacks, satchels, messenger totes and shoulder bags are unisex; perfect for men and women alike. Functional and durable, Enter Accessories have stellar design standards of quality and craftsmanship, combined with an excellent price point. The backpacks are suitable for those cycling to work and fit laptops, iPads and netbooks, 13 and 15 inches wide.[gallery link="file" size="medium" ids="38609,38608,38607"]
Enter Accessories make an ideal Christmas present for the college-goer, hiker or stylish minimalist and come in classic fabrics of canvas, leather and denim. Founded in 2010 by Stockholm-born brothers, Magnus Björkén and Mikael Rydle, Enter Accessories provides heritage-inspired classics that you will want by your side for years to come.[gallery columns="4" link="file" size="medium" ids="38606,38605,38604,38603"]
Tweet us @siopaella or call us on 01-5321477 for more information. We're happy to answer any questions you may have.
Have a great week folks,