They've got the Goods!

Goods department store have exciting new brands

Shauna Mc Hugh

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Shauna Mc Hugh

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They've got the Goods!

Just a sample of what Hobbs London has to offer

On July 4th 2018, leading retail group Calvetron announced its closure across Ireland, Canada and the UK. This news was a huge blow for one local Kilkenny business. It resulted in the sudden loss of the Jacques Vert, Precis, Dash and Eastex brands in Goods Kilkenny after 14 years together. Before this, Jacques Vert was a staple of Goods, taking up residence on the second floor, while Eastex was an “institution” in Kilkenny, which attracted a large group of loyal customers.

Goods department store is a pillar of Kilkenny fashion, having been delighting shoppers in the Marble city for over 90 years. This news could have potentially devastated Kilkenny customers, had the business been knocked by the “huge shock” and allowed standards to slip.

If anything, however, the loss has only made Good’s stronger. They’ve introduced three new brands; Hobbs of London, Klass and Name It for kids. This has thankfully allowed them to rejuvenate their fashion rails, and to re-employ beloved loyal employees in the store. Good’s are now excited to show off their revamped selection to the fashionistas of Kilkenny.

A fantastic launch was held in store last Thursday (11th October) to unveil Goods’ Autumn Winter fashion line, featuring these recently added brands. The launch was ongoing throughout the day, with special offers in all departments, and savings of up to 25%. There was also a competition in store that anyone could enter. Prizes included vouchers and gifts and there were also be in-store giveaways.

Hobbs are a long-established brand, who have been gaining praise and status in the fashion industry since 1981. They even have high profile fans such as the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, and her sister Pippa. Hobbs now lines the racks of Goods with “modern cuts, feminine tailoring and heritage craftsmanship”, much like the Coast and Gardeur departments . NAME IT have now joined Benetton in Good’s childrenswear section in the basement.They providing funky, colourful clothing for kids up to 14 years old. Meanwhile, Klass is another English brand new to Goods. They have successfully replaced Dash, by providing comfortable and affordable clothing for a more mature demographic.

To see more of what these brands have on offer, head to Goods on High Street. “There’s so much Autumn Winter style currently in store. It’s a great opportunity to grab key looks for the season, across every department.” retail manager Margaret Harkins promises.