Monday, July 22, 2024

Shop talk! The 100 best small shops in Ireland

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From the best bakeries, boutiques and bookshops to vintage treasure troves, wonderful wine retailers and small speciality stores, our writers pick their favourite independent shops around the country

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Katy McGuinness, Aoife Carrigy, Diarmuid Gavin, Orla Neligan, Katie Byrne, Bairbre Power, Nicola Brady and Aoife Rooney

The best independent shops in Ireland:

Hopeless romantics and daydreamers have fallen hard for I Can Tell By The Moon, a highly unique vintage shop that started life online before setting up shop six months ago in Blackrock Market. Inspired by “classic literature and a golden-age Parisian fantasy”, Susanna Vittoria Caprara sources unashamedly feminine pieces that make women feel “like a heroine in their own personal story”. The Italian expat has lived in Ireland for over 15 years but sources pieces from the 1950s to the 1990s during trips back home. Expect pristine linens, decadent silk nightwear and the occasional Victorian- and Edwardian-era antique piece. It’s open Thursday to Sunday.

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