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Brand Love : Prada + Miu Miu <3

Posted by CIARA MCCAUGHEY

Brand Love : Prada + Miu Miu <3

Brand Love - Prada and Miu Miu Here at Siopaella we love Prada and it's sister brand Miu Miu! Although both brands essentially come from the same place they are completely different! Especially in terms of styles and designs...Here is a few points why we love both Prada and Miu Miu so much!  Prada - The Iconic Saffiano Leather Something that Prada is most well known for is its iconic Saffiano leather. It was created by Mario Prada and is essentially a textured leather that makes it extremely resistant to scratches. After Saffiano leather was perfected in 1913 they began...

Stylist Freya's 5 Fave Bags ATM <3

Posted by CIARA MCCAUGHEY

Stylist Freya's 5 Fave Bags ATM <3

Stylist Freya's 5 Fave Bags! Working in Siopaella means we get to see all the amazing stock that comes in straight away...aren't we lucky!! Here is Siopaella Stylist Freya's 5 fave bags we have in stock atm <3 Balenciaga Orange Leather Giant 21 Gold Motorcycle City Bag As someone who used to not be a big fan of Balenciaga at all my opinion has completely changed the past year or two! The motorcycle city bags are iconic in the world of designer handbags but what I love the most is how amazing they wear. They also now come in every...

Vintage Finds You Pop-Up 2018!

Posted by CIARA MCCAUGHEY

Vintage Finds You Pop-Up 2018!

Vintage Finds You Pop-Up at Siopaella We are so so excited to have our fabulous friend Vintage Finds You back for another amazing pop up in one of our Siopaella stores this weekend. Naomi and her vintage finds will be joining us in our Temple Lane Store but keep reading to find out more info.... Where and when?! Vintage Finds You will be joining us at the following times and days so don't miss out! 5pm - 7pm Friday 27th April 10am - 6pm Saturday 28th - Sunday 29th April   Location: 25a Temple Lane South, Dublin  A little about...

A Guide: Louis Vuitton Date Codes

Posted by CIARA MCCAUGHEY

A Guide: Louis Vuitton Date Codes

All You Need to Know about Louis Vuitton Date Codes   Here at Siopaella we get asked quite a lot how to tell how old a Louis Vuitton is, where it was made, and of course how to authenticate LV bags. And this can all be found in the date codes yay! We thought we would put together a little blog post to help you learn all about the date codes.... First and foremost...   It is important to note that slightly older LV bags have different date codes to the newer models! Below is a little list of the...

GIRL POWER! - Our 3 favourite female designers <3

Posted by CIARA MCCAUGHEY

GIRL POWER! - Our 3 favourite female designers <3

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY! YAY it's international women's day and we're feeling more inspired than ever especially by some of our fave female fashion designers that are the definition of girl bosses. So keep reading if you want to be super motivated and inspired by some of the most successful ladies in the fashion industry.... 1. Vivienne Westwood We all know Vivienne Westwood as being the queen of not giving a damn and she literally does what she wants and wears what she wants. WHAT A WOMAN <3 This kind of attitude also reflects in her unique designs which we...

BRAND LOVE- GIVENCHY

Posted by ELIZABETH JONES

BRAND LOVE- GIVENCHY

Brand Love - Givenchy We all know Givenchy for the beautiful Antigona bag. I literally swoon over these bags whenever we get one in. The House of Givenchy has been around for over 50 years, and loved by icons such as Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor and Audrey Hepburn. Lets take at the history of Givenchy. In the beginning  Hubert de Givenchy was born in 1927, and gained a love for fabrics from his grandmother. He left home at 17  and moved to Paris to pursue his interest in fashion.He made a name for himself when he became an apprentice for...

ANYA HINDMARCH: BRAND LOVE

Posted by CIARA MCCAUGHEY

ANYA HINDMARCH: BRAND LOVE

Spotlight on: Anya Hindmarch Sarah Keating Siopaella Stylist  Anya Hindmarch    Anya Hindmarch is a brand that we see coming and going through our doors everyday and is a firm customer favourite. It can be quirky and way out there, or understated and practical. We figured this versatile brand deserved its very own showcase! Maxi Zip Rollin Tote First up in our Anya Hindmarch showcase, is this adorable tote, which would make the ideal every-day bag for a gal on the go. It's playful shape and rich tan colouring mean its a very casual option for running around town, and...

CHANEL: THE 2.55 - THE REISSUE AND THE CLASSIC FLAP

Posted by CLAIRE MAHONEY

CHANEL: THE 2.55 - THE REISSUE AND THE CLASSIC FLAP

Chanel - the 2.55, the Reissue and the Flap image from addicttochic.com Claire Mahoney  We often get questions about the most coveted Chanel bag the 2.55 - the Reissue and the Classic Flap. But which is which? Are all three names associated with the same bag? What's the difference? We've compiled a reference guide to sum up all those queries :)  image from Vogue.com The 2.55 Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel herself designed the bag in February 1955. This being the 2nd month of the year '55 hence the name 2.55. The bag is comprised of a leather which has a  worn...

PRADA LOVING- 5 PRADA PIECES ON SALE RIGHT NOW

Posted by RACHEL FARRELL

PRADA LOVING- 5 PRADA PIECES ON SALE RIGHT NOW

The Devil certainly didn't wear Prada for nothing. The iconic Italian fashion house, now under the helm of Miuccia Prada, is a huge hit among our customers. Featuring careful leather craftsmanship and the iconic logo, a Prada bag is one that will be loved and treasured. Lucky for all you designer lovers, we currently have some gorgeous Prada goodies on sale for a fraction of the retail price. From wallets to shoes, there's something for everyone. Prada Grey Glace Calf Double Zip Tote Bag Was €1,499. NOW €1,299. Prada Blue Leather Clutch Was €600. NOW €299. Prada Navy Velvet Shoes-...

HOW GUCCI MADE A REVIVAL AND WHY YOU SHOULD JUMP ON IT

Posted by RACHEL FARRELL

HOW GUCCI MADE A REVIVAL AND WHY YOU SHOULD JUMP ON IT

pic courtesy of www.thepurseblog.com HOW GUCCI MADE A REVIVAL AND WHY YOU SHOULD JUMP ON IT by Rachel Farrell          THE HISTORY Gucci was founded by a man named Guccio Gucci back in 1921, in the city of Florence, Italy. The brand got its beginnings by specialising in high end leather goods. When Mr. Gucci was working in hotels in Europe, he was fascinated by the luxurious luggage the guests had. This inspired him to start his own brand, and so he enlisted the help of his three sons and the iconic brand was born.  THE COMEBACK...

Stiall Pop-Up with Siopaella

Posted by CLAIRE MAHONEY

Here at Siopaella we are huge advocates of clothing recycling and putting our best foot forward in becoming a more fashion consciousness business. So when Fashion Editor Linda Conway created Stiall a brand built on the belief that 'Fashion can be sustainable and sustainability can be fashionable.' we were behind Stiall 100%!   Siopaella has collaborated with Stiall to bring you the consciously curated collection to our Cecelia street store in Temple Bar, available from November 30th - December 3rd . On Thursday the 30th join us in store from 6:30pm for the launch of this pop up where you can expect on...

MATCHING WINTER COATS WITH OUR LATEST CHANEL HAUL

Posted by CIARA MCCAUGHEY

MATCHING WINTER COATS WITH OUR LATEST CHANEL HAUL

Working in Dublin 2 has it's benefits! Not only does it have the best selection of cafes (hiya Kaph), restaurants and shops (not just us but also our wonderful neighbours such as Om Diva & Costume) but it also provides THE best backdrops for our lookbooks! For this one we're getting ready for the Autumn/Winter season with the best range of coats and jackets from the likes of Marni, Gucci & Joseph styled with our latest haul of Chanel bags! Let us know which is your favourite look! These pieces are available exclusively for our blog readers! So follow the link HERE to shop...

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