At The Wardrobe Kilkenny, with its eclectic, one-of-a-kind designer stock, any fashionista can live by the new fashion ethos of a constantly changing wardrobe.
Fashion fluidity is the new mantra for any self-respecting fashionista - gone are the days of wearing. In this age of Instagram and Facebook, where our lives are constantly captured for public display at the click of a button, change is more apparent than ever before. “Don’t let your wardrobe become static”, says owner Yvonne Fitzgerald, “It’s a living, moving thing - like you are”.
Clothing consignment boutiques have been popular in all of the major cities around the world for years.
They are an environmentally-conscious alternative to purchasing disposable fashion. Buyers now have the opportunity to own unique designer pieces - in excellent pre-loved condition - at a fraction of their original cost, and sellers always appreciate the monetary rewards involved, often using the proceeds towards their next fashion update.
At The Wardrobe Kilkenny, sellers - also known as 'consigners' - can leave their designer label clothing, bags, and accessories with Yvonne and her team to sell on their behalf. Although the boutique has only been open for four months, consignments are already coming from all over Ireland, London and New York.
Yvonne, having previously owned a designer consignment boutique in London, still makes regular trips there and often returns with armfuls of designer goodies.
It is this combination of a fast turnover and consigner variety that gives the boutique its eclectic mix.
Labels currently in stock include European labels such as: Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Chloé, Gucci, Armani, and Bottega Veneta, as well as Irish designer labels like Orla Kiely, Lainey Keogh, John Rocha, and well-known knitwear designer, Roisin Linnane.
The Wardrobe Kilkenny is located just off High Street, at 2 William Street, Kilkenny, and is open from 10am-6pm, six days a week. Yvonne and her team are now accepting Spring and Summer collections. Consigners are welcome anytime without an appointment. Yvonne and her team will evaluate and authenticate, agree the price, and display the pieces in-store for a maximum of two months.
Find The Wardrobe Kilkenny on Facebook and Instragram. Email them on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone them on 0567715542.