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 colour and size you could ever want YAY! I absolutely adore the shade of orange this city bag is, how perfect for summer?!
Louis Vuitton Monogram Speedy 30
Louis Vuitton Speedy's will always be a favourite of mine! I just think they are a bag that will never go out of style but they're also so practical! They're perfect for everyday without being too big that they get in the way. I fit my shoes in my speedy 30 and everything!
Fendi Monogram Shoulder Bag
Fendi is making a huge comeback at the moment and I, personally am LOVING IT! The Fendi 'Zucca' monogram is especially proving to be very popular with celebrities like the Kardashians, Bella Hadid and more! But get on this trend fast and grab yourself a designer bargain while you can because Fendi is becoming more and more popular by the day!
Gucci Blue Velvet Belt Bag
Everyone is loving the bumbag trend at the moment and I have to say they are super handy for holiday and festival season! Gucci are killing it with their collection of bumbags at the moment but there is something about this royal blue velvet one that is to die for. This baby won't last in Siopaella for long!
Chanel Matelasse Mini Leather Flap Chain Bag
You can never go wrong with Chanel..that's my motto! This mini flap is such a nice slightly different take on the classic flaps and it's such a perfect size for the evening! The gold chain adds that little bit more glam and will jazz up the plainest of outfits <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 are such a fan of. She started sewing when she was just 12 but actually dropped out of Art School after just one term would you believe! Her reason being that she thought a middle class girl like herself would never be able to make a career of art or fashion. But she was most definitely wrong! It was only when she began to style a pretty popular band that her partner managed at the time, the Sex Pistols, that her fashion career really took off.
2. Stella Mc Cartney
So in case you hadn't already connected the dots, Stella is the daughter of Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney. But Stella has made a serious name for herself in the fashion industry. In 1995 McCartney opened her own boutique in London to sell her designs. Her designs were snapped up by fashion-conscious shoppers, including models, actresses, and musicians! Stella's style screams sharp tailoring, natural confidence and sexy femininity and we love it <3 She also takes a lot of time to work with charities for women and raising awareness of being more conscious of the environment in the fashion industry!
3. Victoria Beckham
Of course many of us know Victoria from her hugely successful career in the girl band Spice Girls, but this lady has now made a huge name for herself in the fashion world. She started off by becoming ambassadors for some of the biggest names in fashion like Just Cavalli, Dolce and Gabanna and more! She even wrote a fashion book and then went onto create and design her first clothing line named DVB Style. It was such a hit that she then went on to launch Victoria Beckham Womenswear in 2008. She is now named one of the 100 Most Powerful Women in the UK! <3
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Valentine's Day gift ideas
Fed up buying the same flowers and chocolates every year? Why not treat your loved one (or yourself!) to a pre-loved designer item this year! We have a range of items for every price range from homewares to Chanel bags...
Jewellery is one of the most thoughtful gifts you can get someone. Everyone has their own specific taste so it can be difficult to choose, but there are definitely some fail safe options out there. Hermes bangles are timeless pieces that will be treasured for life. If your other half is a Michael Kors fan, they'll love an MK watch for sure! Shop all our jewellery here or see our picks below;
Without doubt, designer bags are our biggest sellers around Valentine's Day. Sometimes the price and amount of bags in department stores can be off putting, but at Siopaella, you can browse a range of designers and compare price points easily. We have plenty of coveted Michael Kors totes in store for a fraction of the price- but it's our classic Chanel bags that are a huge hit. These beauties typically fly out the door as soon as they come in, so it's never too early to start planning your gift! See all our bags here.
Over at our homewares and lifestyle store Siopahome, we stock a range of unusual and thoughtful gifts. If your loved one likes their interiors, our ceramics and collection of vases are the gifts for you. We also have a variety of scented candles, and many are Irish-made too!
If all else fails...
Purchase a giftcard! If you've got a picky one in your life or would rather let them choose for themselves, pick up a giftcard in any of our stores or online. Simply pick your amount and you've got the simplest gift ever!
by Rachel Farrell
2018's Hottest Trends
Hello straight leg, goodbye skinny! Hello monogram print, goodbye understated elegance! Hello ultraviolet, goodbye millennial pink! These are just some of the trends we're hoping to nail this coming season! To be honest we'll be happy if we nail even just one of these trends... (have my fingers crossed for a pyjama trend, now that is something I can get behind)!
Monogram is back baby! Small baby bags as seen on the arms of Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie many moons ago are creeping back into mainstream media. We're going to start minimalist with this one as we don't think we can quite nail it a la James Kavanagh. Click here to see James in our UGH-MAZING Gucci monogram jacket! Always ahead of the crowd!
Taking monogram to a whole new level with this Louis Vuitton black multi colour pochette. This bag gives us serious Sex & the City vibes!! These bags aren't in production at the moment so this is a real find!
If there's one bag and one iconic print in particular that's making a comeback it's this Dior navy monogram! You may recognise it from being on the arms of Bryan Boy, Leandra Medine & Susie Bubble. Theirs also come monogrammed with their own name over the print! (Maria Grazia Chiuri if you're reading, my name is Ciara and I would LOVE one too, thanks xoxo)
2. Street Wear
Effortlessly cool, effortlessly chic! There's been a shift from the glamorous, girly and dolled up look. Rather we're seeing movement towards a more laid back, relaxed style. Don't be fooled though, a lot of work goes into looking that cool! (I'm still desperately trying to find the balance between laid back and plain lazy).
Bum bags are the new cross body bags! All the New York and London cool street style kids are wearing them sideways to the front or back. We've styled this H&M x Masison Margiela bum bag with a Victoria Beckham military coat.
We love it styled here to the front with the simplicity of this Acne sweatshirt.
3. Ultra Violet
Ultra violet is Pantone's colour for 2018! I know what you're thinking, what do we do with all the millennial pink that we bought last year? Well, as you can see with this & Other Stories blouse and Halston Heritage skirt; the two colours are a match made in heaven!
Our advice is to have fun with the colour... I mean you only have 11 months until they announce their newest colour! SO make the best of it!! I mean who said colour blocking, prints and glitter is too much?!
4. Floaty Midi Dresses
Who said dresses are just for fawwwncy events? Not us, oh no! In fact according to the Sunday Time's Style magazine they're the new tracksuit! Comfy, oversized and look great dressed down with trainers and a jumper! Now this is one trend I'll try for sure!!
We styled these Lya Solis & Needle & Thread dresses with comfy casual wardrobe staples from Whistles and Zara. The trainers add an edgy and relaxed style while the Dior and Chanel bags bring the Siopaella je ne sais quoi.
5. Straight Leg Jeans
Forget your skinnies (I mean, I'm keeping mine so please don't tell the fashion police). But this season it's all about the straight legged, ankle crop, raw hem jean! We love pairing ours with a vintage shirt while flirting with a whisper of ankle! Seductive and sexy we know! ;)
Can we take a moment and see how well these trends go together! Birra straight leg jean, mixed with the coolest bum bag and the best monogram Dior.
This is a trend that's not even a trend anymore! To some people it's a way of living to others it's an adventure to find that piece they've always wanted. We decided to add it in here as with vintage it can be adapted and changed to suit whatever your mood, whatever the trend and whatever your style.
There is something memorising about a vintage Chanel bag. The gold is goldier (made up word, I know) and the CC turn lock is just that bit more bigger. We're in love! We've styled this Chanel Vintage bag with a faux fur Charlotte Simone scarf and Theory wool and cashmere coat.
Praise to the Vintage Gods for this textured coat of dreams. A truly one of a kind piece styled here with our fav Dior Mini Saddle bag and Siopaedit sunglasses.
*Blind Boy & Donald Trump artwork by @subsetdublin
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 it comes with a long, detachable canvas strap so it's practical and comfy too!
Black Leather Tote
This bag screams refined chic! The smart exterior and roomie interior mean its the perfect work bag. You'll be the queen of the office! The beauty of Anya Hindmarch really is that you can get quirky and playful, or classic and work-appropriate all under one brand.
Carker Cross Body Bag
One style, two personalities? We have this sweet little Carker cross body bag in two different colours, giving two completely different vibes. Are you a classic lady, and lover of the simple things? Or are you a glitzy personality with a wardrobe to match? Whichever you are, we bet you still want practicality, functionality, and comfort.
This piece is a perfect example of the Anya Hindmarch personality and quirk. It's technically called a 'pencil case', but we think the right girl could rock this as a clutch to an event. The easy to carry shape, secure zip closure and wristlet strap mean it would be a travesty to have this beauty spend its days at the bottom of a bag.
Blue Leather Tote
Love a pop of colour and some detailed stitching? Then this is the bag for you. The vibrant blue is eye-catching and timeless. Pair with a wild primary-colour ensemble, or all black for a chic look.