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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...

The best summer bags you need in your wardrobe! <3

Posted by CIARA MCCAUGHEY

The best summer bags you need in your wardrobe! <3

The Summer Bags you NEED in your wardrobe!  Whether you're heading to a festival or to the beach...we've got you covered! Festival Fever It's almost festival season so it's time to get outfit planning! When at a festival the last thing you want to be worrying about is holding onto your bag or how much it's annoying you...so make sure you've got yourself a super comfy bag that still fits your festival essentials!  Burberry Black Bumbag Buy Now Coach Purple Mini Double Zip Cross Body Bag Buy Now Louis Vuitton Monogram Montsouris MM Backpack  Buy Now To the Beach we...

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...

The SIOPAELLA APP is finally here!!!

Posted by CIARA MCCAUGHEY

The SIOPAELLA APP is finally here!!!

The Big Reveal is Finally here!! YOU heard it here first! The SIOPAELLA APP has finally arrived and we cannot contain our excitement. It has never been easier and quicker for you to keep updated with the latest designer arrivals at Siopaella HQ. You can get the app NOW on the Apple App Store!    We will hopefully have it up and running for Android phones super soon also so stay tuned! Not only can you be the first to get the app but you can also be the first to see some of our amazing new arrivals that we have been keeping secret until the launch shhh!...

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...

2018's Hottest Trends

Posted by CIARA MCCAUGHEY

2018's Hottest Trends

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)!                1.Monogram 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...

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-...

NEW YEAR, NEW YOU- 5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD SHOP SECOND-HAND IN 2018

Posted by CIARA MCCAUGHEY

NEW YEAR, NEW YOU- 5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD SHOP SECOND-HAND IN 2018

From new fitness regimes to #Veganuary, the new year is the perfect excuse for a lot of people to change their lifestyle or daily routine. Some may want a total wardrobe change, heading into the sales to stock up on outfits for the year. In a time where fast fashion is more prominent than ever, there's no better time to start shopping in second-hand stores like Siopaella. Research done by Wrap (Waste and Resources Action Programme) in the UK showed that the average piece of clothing lasts 3.3 years. When you think about all the fast fashion pieces picked up...

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...

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