Weekends used to be for going round the shops for a nosey, grabbing drinks with friends or visiting the buzzing Christmas markets. However, with Covid-19, things have changed drastically. With lockdowns, circuit breakers and many small businesses struggling to break even this year – it’s time we all come together to support our local businesses this Christmas.
By supporting local, you get the opportunity to engage with business owners and establish a special relationship with them. Better still, when engaging with business owners we discover their wealth of knowledge and expertise is second to none and that they are always willing to go that extra mile for their customers.
Even though Christmas will look slightly different this year, it is still a special occasion to get glammed up for eating our anticipated Christmas dinner. With that in mind we have pulled together some of the best local fashion boutiques for women, men and children of all ages.
Stable Lane Boutique opened its doors in Coleraine back in 2017. Their aim is to bring a fresh approach to ladies’ fashion by offering the latest trends in women’s fashion with an inventory of unique clothes by vibrant fashion designers around the world. As mother and daughter, the girls go on every buying trip together so they can purchase from different perspectives.
2. Meela & Me
Harriet began her journey with Meela & Me while on maternity leave after having her baby girl, Meela. After always having a keen interest in fashion, Harriet stimulated her focus to launching Meela & Me. With a wide range of jewellery, womens clothing and accessories – you can call in store or online to update your winter wardrobe!
Nestled in the heart of the bustling town of Enniskillen, Harry & George Boutique is a fashion destination like no other. With over 35 years combined experience in fashion retail, owners Edel & Sabrina named their boutique after their first borns. They have tailored the collections to not just meet, but exceed the evolving demands & expectations of the modern woman.
4. Karisma Boutique
Karisma Boutique is based in Enniskillen and offers two floors of beautiful affordable European Fashion for the discerning lady. You will find Mos Mosh from Denmark, Salsa Jeans from Portugal, Access coats from Greece, Camelia Shoes from Spain and many more brands from across Europe.
Launched in 2019, Sadie’s Secret Boutique offers a wide range of apparel to fit any woman’s unique sense of style and is a fashionista’s best place to create the perfect wardrobe. For a fun and relaxed shopping experience, visit Sadie’s stylish boutique situated in Foremass, Tyrone. Or for the busy stylish woman among us, you can get everything online and delivered straight to your door.
6. Uptown Bibi
Uptown Bibi is an independent, multi-brand, fashion destination offering unique and original style choices for fashion forward gals who strive for individuality. The girls at Uptown Bibi offer style choices that enhance and compliment your personality; it’s all about dressing your vibe – your style should not be defined by age nor any other mindset society has imposed!
Sarah Alexandra Boutique is a fashion-forward clothing boutique in the heart of Newtownards, County Down. The team are specialists in occasion wear for weddings, engagements, christenings, graduations, parties and more. With a passion for fashion and source the latest brands and trends, we promise you will come out looking fashionable as ever for the Winter season.
The Dresser is an independent women’s fashion boutique and online store based in Banbridge Northern Ireland. They stock a range of beautiful and unique casual, occasion wear and accessories to suit every woman’s style and budget – because looking great doesn’t have to break the bank! From amazing exclusive brands, the Dresser is the ideal destination for every occasion.
Diane Lee is an Award Winning Milliner, who creates bespoke headpiece designs. Diane specialises in Mother of Bride/Groom headpieces and offers both hire and purchase options. You can take a look at her gorgeous headpieces here.
She Ladies Boutique offers you an unique shopping experience, situated in the heart of Omagh’s Market Street. Trading since October 1989, the girls have a wealth of experience in ladies fashion devoting our time to selecting exciting brands that are exclusive to us whether you are looking for an outfit for a wedding, christening, special occasion to casual wear, office wear or simply something unique.
11. The Ivy Boutique
Ivy Boutique’s mission is to give every girl the confidence to be who she wants, wherever she goes. With this in mind the girls at Ivy boutique have travelled all over Europe to create collections so that every girl can find their style. With a range of outfits for all occasions, from funky fabrics to elegant evening wear, Ivy Boutique has the perfect wardrobe for fashionistas, luxurious ladies and boss babe
With a strong family ethos Donaghys has become one of the largest independent footwear retailers in the UK & Ireland. With an impressive modern open plan store there is something to offer the whole family. From the early beginnings in ladies footwear, Donaghys has developed into a store that now caters for men and children too.
Located in Bushmills, therapy:style has been bringing stylish, high-quality fashion brands to the north coast since 2002. The girls pride themselves on stocking brands from all over the world and have a great range of Scandinavian, Spanish and Irish brands. Their aim is to provide good quality casual clothing to the stylish, discerning women who want that cool and practical look.
Parici is a small boutique in Belfast City Centre, offering a melting pot of inspiring collections, aiming to create with you with endless combinations of outfits. This quirky boutique offers the best of both worlds with a brick and mortar store and online shop. Click here to view their fabulous winter collections.
Koko Boutique have been trading in Newtownards for 11 years now and love to offer our customers both comfort and value for money. They sell many brands including Rant & Rave, Byoung, Brakeburn, Summum Woman, Compania Fantastica, Smashed Lemon and Fraas Scarves – making the perfect Christmas gifts for loved ones this Winter.
Bow’s Boutique is a fabulous, trendy boutique for women who love fashion and love to be different. Focusing on premium and contemporary clothing for their boutique, Bow’s strive to get luxury brands without compromising on quality. Based in the heart of Newry, everything they stock is affordable and is catered to the girl who wants the latest looks but not the hefty price tag.
Solo Shoes stock a beautiful collection of International footwear brands for all occasions. Shipping worldwide available. For all things shoes, this little treasure in Dungannon is the place to go. With a huge range of brands, these ladies will have you sorted for any of your events over the Christmas period.
Hanger13 is a ladies Designer Fashion Boutique, based in Portadown Northern Ireland. Stocking a range of fashionable accessories and ocassionware, this boutique is worth supporting.
19. Lou Lous Sparkle
Looking for some accessories to finish that perfect outfit? Lou Lou’s Sparkle have you covered! From earrings to handbags to headpieces, this gorgeous boutique has some beautiful pieces to help elevate any outfit.
Paper Press Ireland is a small family run clothing brand, designed, packed & printed in Donegal. With over three years in business under their belt, they know how important customer service is and aim for each and every person to leave their store with a smile.
21. Kular Fashion
Kular Fashion is an international, premium shopping experience for men, women and children. With a reputation developed over 40 years, they strive to supply the finest products, including well-established brands to new cutting edge labels.
Serephina is an independent ladies fashion boutique based in Cookstown. They stock wedding guest attire, occasion wear, casual wear, loungewear and party wear along with jewellery, bags and accessories. The girls work tirelessly to curate a collection of both the most current and classic fashion trends at affordable prices for fashion-forward females and make you feel amazing whether you are working, relaxing or socialising!
23. Studio Twenty NI
Studio Twenty was born out of a love for fashion and a niggling feeling that life was far too short not to follow your dreams. The boutique offers classic pieces that you’ll be able to wear year after year at an affordable price.
Crystal Boutique stocks an amazing selection of exclusive designer ranges such as Tommy Hilfigure, GANT and Calvin Klein, making this boutique the ideal shop to pick up some Christmas gifts. Shop here to surprise your loved one with a designer hoody or jacket.
Would you believe us if we told you that you could get all your beauty and clothing needs under one roof? Well you can! Franklins has an extensive range of cosmetics, skin care ranges, hair products, fascinators, jewellery, shoes, bags and clothing. With high-end clothes and attractive prices, you’ll find all the glamour you are looking for and more.
Beauabea is a new accessory brand stocking a curated selection of sartorial accessories for the modern woman. After featuring in the October edition of British Vogue, their Arosa fedora flew off the shelves. Definitely one to shop with for all the latest Winter trends!
27. Ted & Stitch
In a nutshell, Ted & Stitch is all about Embroidered Branded Workwear and Slogan Clothing such as fashion hoodies, t-shirts & sweaters. At Ted & Stitch, you can pick something up for the whole family, from embroidered mama hoodies to personalised clothing for kids – we guarantee you will find something for a loved one this Christmas.
Established in 1948 by W.A. Graham with £100 and a few lengths of cloth, the business has turned into one of the most recognised names in Northern Ireland for exclusive gentlemen’s clothing. The business now boasts an outstanding collection of the world’s finest designer labels, shoes and accessories for men and women. Shop here to view their collections.
JJ Donnelly Menswear is a leading men’s retailer stocking Irish brands Vichi, Benetti & Escape footwear. Experts in men’s suiting! Why don’t you treat yourself or a loved one to a brand new suit for Christmas? Perfect for work and special occasions.
Husband & Wife, Karen & David created the Belfast Bow Company shortly after they got married in 2014. With David’s love for vintage cars & tweed suits and Karen passion for design, all of their items are thoughtfully presented in a Belfast Bow Company gift box, making them the perfect gift & keepsake.
Robinsons Shoes have been in business since 1954, and their customers have trusted us for over 60 years to help them find the perfect fit. With a global customer base, time honoured traditions, highest quality materials and our unique customer service experience – Robinsons Shoes is the place to go.
Promoting healthier, happier outdoor living. Stewarts of Ballycastle stock a range of products to help you enjoy the great outdoors no matter the weather. Passionate about our local landscape and hope you enjoy it as much as they do. They are focused on providing local clubs, schools and business with cost effective print & embroidery solutions to help drive their brand.
Bumble & Bee’s aim is to provide high-quality, unique alternatives to the traditional high street stores. Stocking bright and fun clothing, in age-appropriate styles and patterns, Laura believes children’s clothing should embody all that it is to be little; adventure, discovery, colour, and fun! Shop here to view their fun kids clothing selection.
2. Peekaboo Moy
Peekaboo Moy is a Children’s Boutique that stocks occasion wear for newborns up until children aged 16. With worldwide shipping, Peekaboo Moy could help you pick the perfect outfit for a special relative across the globe.
Bluebird is a kid’s Clothing Boutique based in Ballymena, NI. With a wide range of clothing from birth to Age 16 – Bluebird stock a range of brands including Joules, Frugi, DKNY, Billieblush & many more.
4. My Fair Hand
My Fair Hand is a mother and daughter team from Ballymoney, Northern Ireland. Lovers of all things liberty, linen and organic cotton this is a quirky place to shop for your children this Winter.
Penelope Pearl was founded by Cherith McCord, mama to two tutu-loving little girls in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Featuring luxurious childrenswear focused around a range of high-quality tulle tutu skirts, Penelope Pearl has everything you need for little ones who love dressing up!
Gingerbread & Buttercup is a small fashion retailer for babies and kids. All of their products are handmade here in Ireland! From funky rompers, to penguin jumpers – this is definitely one to check out!