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Popular high street store finally coming to Ireland in prime shopping location

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IRISH shoppers are in for a major boost as a popular high street fashion brand is finally coming to Ireland.

Clothing brand Arket is set to open its first store near Grafton Street this year – with many great selections for Irish customers.


Arket is set to launch their first flagship store in Ireland later this yearCredit: Getty Images – Getty

The company will open a flagship store at the busy junction of Dawson Street and Nassau Street in Dublin later this year, it’s reported.

Arket is part of the H&M group, which also includes Cos and & Other Stories, with many H&M group outlets already located across the capital.

The newest addition – Arket – will be located in the bustling shopping district with a number of other international retail stores, such as Space NK, the Disney Store, and Sweaty Betty.

The store has agreed to a ten-year lease for 1,021 sq m of the property across the ground and the first-floor levels of Grafton Place, the Irish Times reports.

The brand, which previously gave fans a sneak peek in a video of the opening of their first store in Switzerland, also has cafes in many of its shops.

The “modern-day market and lifestyle” shop offers clothing for men, women and children as well as homewares.

The store offers many ranges across fashion, food, scents, beauty and functional home products “to improve everyday life”.

Arket’s mission “is to democratise quality and make sustainable design accessible to more people” and be transparent with their whole process, bosses said.

They hope to make a “drive forward positive change” in the fashion and design industry.

The news of Arket entering the Irish market comes as the largest H&M store in the capital is due to open in the new Clerys Quarter in the spring.

Elsewhere, Irish shoppers are set to go wild as a major new sports store will open its doors in the capital in just months.

Decathlon will open its third Irish store after successful shops in Ballymun and Limerick.

Decathlon is well known for letting locals discover new sports for free as they provide beginner sessions for various activities.

They’re one of the very few stores that allows customers to try out products in testing zones before purchasing them.


The business will open their third store in the masterfully restored Clerys Quarter on O’Connell Street – connecting all Dubliners with their sports needs.

The Clerys building is an iconic landmark in Dublin and was very popular during the period before mobile phones as it was a central spot for people to meet “under the Clerys clock”.

After six months after the successful opening in Limerick, Decathlon has secured a long-term partnership for a 30-year agreement on O’Connell Street.

The store will be 2,500 square metres, housing products across 70 sports under one roof.

The new store will see over 50 new jobs created locally.

The roles will vary across store management and leaders, operations and e-commerce.

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