Dress Hire, Swop & Designer Consignment Shops

May 13, 2013

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Dress Hire, Swop & Designer Consignment Shops

The shopping landscape in Ireland has changed. Recession-friendly shops have sprung up  all over the country in recent times, be it a swop shop where you can clothes swop, a designer consignment store where you can buy or sell nearly-new designer clothes or dress hire shops, where you can hire a dress for a black tie event, wedding or a special  occasion.

What to do with those designer pieces in your wardrobe that you no longer have a use for? There are ways to make your money back through designer consignment shops, who will sell your clothes for you, taking a cut for themselves. Even if you’ve nothing to sell, they are great places to shop for high-end designer pieces at a fraction of their original price.

For swop shops, your clothes don’t have to be designer, but certainly should be in good shape or only worn once. Swopshop in Dublin’s Temple Bar is making waves in this area and post their newest items to their Facebook page, encouraging users to “pimp their wardrobe”.

Save your used clothes for charity shops.

Here’s a list of shops in Ireland and online where you can sell your clothes or swap them for new items:

Online consignments stores

iLoveLoveLove.com

Preloved designer handbags, dresses, shoes and coats from Prada, Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Tod’s and Manola Blahnik.

http://www.ilovelovelove.com

Facebook Page

Netrouge.com

Netrouge stock Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Prada, Louboutin, Paule Ka, Burberry, Vintage, Marchesa, Gucci, Christian Dior, Oscar de la renta, Jenny Packham, & delivers nationwide & worldwide.
15% FEE

http://www.netrouge.com

Cork

Naphisa Boutique
4 Cook Street, 1st Floor, Cork.

(021) 4273787

Specialising in new and nearly new designer labels  with labels including Miu Miu, Jimmy Choo, Versus by Versace, Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana; Naphisa are on Facebook, online at http://www.thefashionshed.com/

Next To New Fashions
Southside Shopping Centre, Togher, Cork
021 496 6490

The Pre-loved Boutique

8 Maylor Street, Cork

021 427 9282

Dublin and County Dublin

Cari’s Closet Dress Hire

www.cariscloset.ie  11 New Street, Malahide, Co Dublin.  Tel 01 8457593

Dress rentals range from €30 to €250 for a three day rental.  Cari’s Closet offers a temporary alterations service which means you get the perfect fit.  Dry cleaning is included in the price of all dress rentals and we can also provide a courier service all over Ireland so you get the dress you want delivered straight to your door. Brands offered to customers on hire include Herve Leger, Alexander Mc Queen, Roland Mouret, Badgley Mischka, DVF, Sass and Bide, Jovani, Sherri Hill, Michael Kors, Louise Kennedy and Monique L’Hullier.

Changes Boutique
Upstairs, 24 Main Street, Blackrock, Co Dublin
01 288 4872

Covet (designer dress hire)

Top Floor, Powerscourt Town Centre, Dublin 2

www.covet.ie

Vintage and designer dress hire.

Couture For Hire (designer dress hire)

14 Duke Street

Dublin 2

T: 016337982

W: www.coutureforhire.com

Designer dress hire from Roberto Cavalli, Marchesa, Jovani, Terani Couture, Victoria Beckham Inspired and Badgley Mischka and a selection of hats for hire.   They are having a big sale on Saturday 18th May from 10am to 6pm with Terry de Havilland shoes reduced from 549 to 199.

Designer Clothing Exchange
2 Trimbleston Ave
Booterstown, Co Dublin
01 260 6070

Frock n Fabulous (dress hire and rent a hat)

no.4, 57 Main Street Dundrum, Dublin 14

Ladies who wish to avail of a personal consultation can do so by calling 086 347 1100, or emailing info@frocknfabulous.ie  www.frocknfabulous.ie

This online designer dress and hat rental company, have a showroom in Dundrum, Dublin. You can hire a hat from leading Irish milliners Aisling Ahern, Edel Staunton, Fiona Mangan, Edel Ramberg and Sarah McGahon or hire a dress by Rachel Gilbert, Jennifer Rothwell, Niamh O’Neill and Roberto Cavalli.

New To You
3 Convent Road, Dalkey, Co Dublin
01 285 1980

Pandoras Box
10A Grattan Crescent, Dublin 8
01 454 4889

Preloved Style Ireland

These guys take in old or dull furniture and give it new life from comic books to family photos to old newspapers. Preloved style also customises furniture.

Rare Clothing Company

53 Dawson St, Dublin 2.

Rare stock stock top brands such as Louis Vuitton, Prada, Michael Kors, DKNY, Rock & Republic, J Brand, COS and French Connection. All items are professionally dry cleaned before they reach the shop floor and we have new stock coming in daily. Rare trade in items and offer 3 options:

1- Credit for their store, choose from a wide range of stock all 50-80% off RRP. If you wish to take a credit note there is no expiry date.

2-Cash, we pay you up front for your items so no waiting until they sell.

3-Rare Anywhere Credit, this is something than no other retailer is doing. This credit allows you to purchase an item(s) from any other store. For example, you have €50 off this credit and you want a bag in Brown Thomas for €250. We then go and get your bag for you and you can collect it in our store and pay the balance to us. We are your very own personal shopper.

Ruby Ruby
Royal Hibernian Way, Dublin 2
http://www.rubyruby.ie/

01 672 5870 info@rubyruby.ie

Ruby Ruby is a designer consignment store which sells on products for others at a cut. “Spring clean your way to cash” is their strap line – five simple words which hooked me in immediately. My sisters paid a visit, one buying an amazing Chloe black blazer and the other a mink coat!

Siopaella (swap boutique in Dublin)

9 crow street, temple bar, dublin 2, ireland

Tel 086 840 7825

www.siopaella.ie

www.facebook.com/siopaella

http://twitter.com/siopaella

Run by Ella de Guzman, Siopaella specialises in the buying, selling, swapping and consigning of designer men’s and women’s clothing, accessories, handbags and shoes. They are unique in Dublin in that we are the only place that has the three options available (to buy, swap or consign both men’s and women’s wear). Florence Welsh bought a dress here on her last trip to Dublin!

Second Avenue

22 Seafort Avenue,
Sandymount,
Dublin 4

Tel. 01 269 1110

This is the best-kept secret in Dublin with Sandymount’s well-heeled popping in to buy second-hand goods such as Prada and Gucci.

Swopshop

Crow Street Bazaar, 7 Crow Street, Dublin 2 (just off Dame Street, behind the Foggy Dew)

www.swopshop.ie

Tel 01 657 87 02

They say that any reasonably fashionable and wearable item of clothing can be swopped, providing it is in immaculate condition. Swopshop also accepts certain jewellery, belts, hats etc. Unfortunately they cannot accept: worn footwear, lingerie, or piercing jewellery. Like for like swops cost €5 – €10 with “upgrade” swops costing €30.

Stock Xchange Designer Swop Shop
21 Upper George’s Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin
01 202 0720

Wear It Again Pre Loved Clothes

Baggott Street, Dublin 2 (Opposite Tesco)

County Meath

The Designer Circle,
Bridle House Farm, Fairyhouse Road, Ratoath, Co. Meath

http://www.thedesignercircle.com/

085-7146152
Elizabeth Nazum offers a wide range of new and nearly new ladies designer clothes, shoes and bags at a fraction of their original cost.

Renata
Rathnally, Trim, Co. Meath
046 943 72 47

County Clare

Encore

Ennis, Co. Clare
Situated above the Vodaphone shop in Ennis, Encore sells amazing ‘preloved’ clothes and handbags. It looks like a boutique when you walk in and is a real treasure.

Galway

Designer Swop Shop
The Bridge Mills, Galway
091 562 882

County Kildare

Attic Swap Shop
Derron House, Dublin Road, Maynooth, Co Kildare
01 601 6725

Designer Exchange

Celbridge, Co Kildare

Tel: 01 654 4358.5

Serendipity
Dublin Road, Naas, Co Kildare
045 875 383

County Wicklow

Second Image
1st Floor, 9 Dublin Road, Bray
01 286 9916

Waterford

Deja Vu

Deja Vu in Waterford sells on all accessories for clients. You decide the price and when it sells you receive 70% of the sale price! Currently they have Chanel, Christian Louboutin, Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu, Burberry and much more in stock.  Facebook (DejaVuWaterford) or call 0863347650 for more info.

The Style Exchange

Based in Waterford/South Kilkenny – also offers a swapping service. Credits are awarded for clothes submitted and these credits can be spent on items in stock….if you use your credits wisely, you can update your wardrobe for as little as the €5 flat swapping fee. The Style Exchange operates an appointment system so as to be totally discreet. A sample of items can be viewed on Facebook through ‘The Style Exchange’ page. Tel 087 6165440 for more detail.

Limerick

Mrs Quins
41 William Street Upper, Limerick
061 317 471

The Ivory Closet

1st floor
18 Shannon Street
Limerick

087 7516684
087 9957578

www.theivorycloset.com

Ivory Closet’s Facebook Page

Stocking great designers such as Rachel Gilbert and Catherine Malandrino, since opening in August 2010, they have received an amazing following nationwide and furthermore from celebrities around the globe. Vogue Williams,Pippa O’Connor and Rozanna Purcell to name but a few. The Ivory Closet have also been featured throughout many television programmes such as Come Dine With Me Ireland, ICA Bootcamp, The Saturday Night Show, The Late Late Show and Love/Hate.

Mayo

Deja Vu

James Street, Westport

Deja Vu is a sister business of Netrouge.com. Deja stock highend Designers, Vintage Gowns, Wedding Dresses, Day & Evening Dresses & Jewellery as well as a large selection of designer bags. Deja Vu also do a rental section for vintage and designer dresses.

Pre-loved Designer Kids’ Clothes

It’s Nearly NewPre-Loved Baby Gear
Dublin’s First Baby and Kids Consignment Shop.

Follow us on Facebook for regular stock updates!
https://www.facebook.com/ItsNearlyNewBabyGear

http://itsnearlynew.wix.com/itsnearlynew

Twice Smitten

Twice Smitten offers stunning boys’ and girls’ couture, for 0 to 12 year olds, from designers  & high street stores such as Chloe, Bonpoint, Catimini, Ralph Lauren, Timberland, Boss, Gap and more – from at least 70% less than retail prices. Twice Smitten’s next sales event will take place on Saturday, May 18th, from 10.30am to 3.30pm at St. Paul’s Parish Centre, Silchester Road, Glenageary, Co. Dublin. 10% of the days profits will be donated to Oxfam. The event will feature over 1,200 flawless pre-loved clothing & never worn before items.

info@twicesmitten.ie

www.twicesmitten.ie

www.facebook.com/TwiceSmitten

If you know of any others, please share them with our readers by adding them to the list via the comments below. Thanks!

Images via Bigwardrobe.com

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30 Responses to “Dress Hire, Swop & Designer Consignment Shops”

  1. mis jo-jo Says:

    great list thanks – I left in some designer bags last week and clothes.. some relatively new and some quite used – into Ruby Ruby in Dublin – owner is American and very friendly. (abd these shops are over the place in NYC).

    The way it works – the hold the goods on consigment for 8 weeks, has to be current season (ie wont take winter clothers in Summer) , agree the price together which I though was quite fair, and you receive 50& of the sale price if it sells. Then issue a cheuque at the beginning of each month.

    I left in atotal of €1000 worth of goods (retail value) so if I get the €500 i would be very happy.

  2. Annemarie Says:

    Excellent . It all makes so much sense I’m surprised there
    are so few of these around .

  3. orla Says:

    I really must do a trawl through what I have in my wardrobes. would be nice to get some cash for them.

  4. The Style Exchange Says:

    The Style Exchange, based in Waterford/South Kilkenny also offers a swapping service. Credits are awarded for clothes submitted and these credits can be spent on items in stock….if you use your credits wisely, you can update your wardrobe for as little as the €5 flat swapping fee. The Style Exchange operates an appointment system so as to be totally discreet. A sample of items can be viewed on Facebook through ‘The Style Exchange’ page. Why not have a sneak peak or call 0876165440 for more detail.

  5. Deja Vu Says:

    Deja Vu in Waterford sells on all accessories for client. You decide the price and when it sells you receive 70% of the sale price! Currently we have Chanel, Christian Louboutin, Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu, Burberry and much more in stock. Check us out on Facebook (DejaVuWaterford) or call 0863347650 for more info! Recessionista shopping at its best!

  6. Heather Says:

    Hi there the Ascot shop in Waterford has closed down in case people are wondering about it. The Style Exchange and Deja Vu in Waterford are great shops, i have checked out both of them!

  7. SWOPSHOP Says:

    Thanks Guys for the great feature! SWOPSHOP in Temple Bar currently has a pair of aubergine patent leather Prada shoes (classic court shoe style) selling at €45. This is the purchase price without a trade. If you trade something of similar value you can get the shoes for as little as €8. SWOPSHOP won’t buy clothing from customers, but we will guarantee that you can swop something you won’t wear for something you will at a fraction of conventional retail prices, to say the least! You can see the shoes or join us in general on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/swopshop Look forward to seeing you all soon!

  8. Kay Lynch Says:

    CALLING ALL KERRY FASHIONISTAS AND YUMMY MUMMIES

    Brand new to Kerry, PANDORAS BOX, Tralee, Co. Kerry Tel. 087 6951474
    Consignment sales of worn once childrenswear, maternity wear and ladies occasion wear. Website coming soon, check us out on facebook.

  9. Katie Says:

    Thanks for the great list. I am always updating my list of local consignment shops.

  10. The Style Exchange Says:

    ‘The Style Exchange’ now operates from the First Floor, 35 Stephen’s Street, Waterford on Fridays (6.00 -9.00) and all day Saturday. Private appointments are still available as before and proving very successful! For details Call 0876165440

  11. Kay Lynch Says:

    Pandoras Box are hosting the first consignment shopping event in Kerry in the Meadowlands Hotel Tralee on Saturday and Sunday 12/13th June. Please tel 0876951474 or email infopandorasbox@eircom.net

  12. BE FABULOUS Says:

    BE FABULOUS,
    DESIGNER / HIGH STREET SWAP SHOP LIMERICK,
    17 SHANNON STREET,
    LIMERICK.

    Opened 8 months now and going Strong, Labels such as Chanel, Dior,Christian Loubitons, Prada,Karen Millen,Coast, Oasis and alot alot more.
    Its a Little Treasure chest to be explored.

    Opened Monday to Saturday 10 to 5:30.

  13. Annemarie Says:

    Thanks for sharing that with us. The Limerick Ladies will be delighted!

  14. Limerick lass Says:

    The Ivory Closet is fab just came across the facebook page at

    http://www.facebook.com/theivorycloset

    WOW

  15. Sandra Says:

    My name Sandra and I’m from Netrouge.com
    We are an online consignments store that delivers nationwide & worldwide.
    We opened in July 2010 & were on Xpose in September! You may remember the payment plan! We offer a NO interest payment plan & are the only website to offer it in Ireland! The website is http://www.netrouge.com.
    We stock Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Prada, Louboutin, Paule Ka, Burberry, Vintage, Marchesa, Gucci, Christian Dior, Oscar de la renta, Jenny Packham, & loads more!
    The best news for all of you is our 15% FEE generally but we have 0% fee to you on offer at the moment.

  16. Bernice Says:

    Is Serendipity still open in naas as their phone number comes up disconnected

  17. The Secret Closet Says:

    THE SECRET CLOSET has been in Howth Co Dublin for two years now. We have a very large clientele and therefore always a great selection of High End Designer Clothes Bags and Shoes. We also accept Boutique designer so great bargains to be found.

    If you are interested in selling top quality items please see our website http://www.thesecretcloset.ie for all the details.
    We are open Tues to Sun (01)8325853 Follow us on Facebook
    Looking forward to seeing you Karen & Lesley

  18. Babylon Ennis Says:

    BABYLON
    1 Bank Place
    Ennis

    Accept Designer / High Street Pieces

    Current collection includes Karen Millen, Coast, Save the Queen, Rock & Republic, Seven for all Mankind, DKNY and Mulberry to name but a few.

    Call in to browse through our impressive selection of clothing, footwear and accessories at recession friendly prices or drop in any clothing
    you no longer wear for a 50/50 split.

  19. Dee Says:

    Also good to know that SWOPSHOP has a price max of €45 currently, so no matter what you buy – be it Prada or Cavalli – you pay no more than €45, even without trading an item of your own! If trading your own item, it’s far less! Check out http://www.facebook.com/swopshop

  20. Oxfam Ireland Says:

    Oxfam Ireland will be hosting a Swap Shop next Wednesday, March 28th : http://www.facebook.com/SwopShopWithOxfam The more people we have to participate, the more successful the event will be:) Like and share it with your friends!

  21. Barry Trad Says:

    Tired of looking at your own wardrobe? Swapping clothes is the latest trend and where else to do it than Temple Bar’s SWOPSHOP, check out our blogs that we wrote about the shop:
    http://www.visit-templebar.com/blog/?p=135
    http://www.visit-templebar.com/blog/?p=61

  22. Deja Vu Says:

    Deja Vu a sister business of Netrouge.com has opened on James Street, Westport. Deja stock highend Designers, Vintage Gowns, Wedding Dresses, Day & Evening Dresses & Jewellery as well as a large selection of designer bags. Deja Vu also do a rental section for vintage and designer dresses.

  23. It's Nearly New Says:

    It’s Nearly New – Pre-Loved Baby Gear
    Dublin’s First Baby and Kids Consignment Shop.

    Follow us on Facebook for regular stock updates!
    https://www.facebook.com/ItsNearlyNewBabyGear

    http://itsnearlynew.wix.com/itsnearlynew

    Many Thanks!

  24. Margaret Says:

    I have end of season stock, that I need to sell, jackets, trousers, blouses, tunics, suitable for work,interviews etc.Prices are less than cost. If anyone interested in buying as a lot, please let me know.

  25. grainne sherlock Says:

    Hi gals etc ,

    I am seriously thinking of and researching opening a sell/swap/ buy shop in North Cork. And I am looking for feedback. thanks :-)

  26. Closet C (Portlaoise) Says:

    New to Portlaoise Closet C Selling Ladies Nearly New Occasion Wear, Smart Casual Wear, Costume Jewellery, Bags and Accessories. Facebook Page Closet C (Portlaoise)

  27. Tess Says:

    Hi Grainne,

    did you go for it?

    There’s a gap in the pre-loved fashion market in Counties Kerry/Limerick/Cork which I hope you’re going to fill!

  28. closet c Says:

    hi
    would be great if you could remove closet c from laois list as we are now closed. many thanks

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