Dundalk-based clothing store LilyCoo to open pop up shop on Clanbrassil Street this Friday

Suzanne Jackson of So Sue Me blog is the face of LilyCoo, which will open a pop up shop on Clanbrassil Street this Friday

Suzanne Jackson of So Sue Me blog is the face of LilyCoo, which will open a pop up shop on Clanbrassil Street this Friday

Locally-based online clothing store, LilyCoo is set to open a pop up shop in Clanbrassil Street this Friday.

This will allow people from both near and far to browse through LilyCoo’s selection of dresses, which are ideal for a Christmas party, a big night out or a wedding.

The pop up shop will be located beside Wendle’s and will also stock a range of jumpers, tops, shirts, cardigans and coats for women.

LilyCoo was launched in October 2013 by Oonagh McNally and Kevin Quinn from the Castle Road.

Earlier this month popular Irish fashion blogger and model Suzanne Jackson of So Sue Me was unveiled as the face of LilyCoo’s Christmas campaign.

You can check out all LilyCoo has to offer at www.lilycoo.com or call into the store from this Friday.

So Sue Me’s Suzanne Jackson the new face of Dundalk fashion store LilyCoo

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Suzanne Jackson of popular Irish fashion blog So Sue Me has been unveiled as the new face of locally-based online clothing store, lilycoo.com

The blogger/model has earned a huge following in recent years with her fashion, beauty and fitness tips with close to one million readers per month.

Now she is set to be the face of LilyCoo, which was launched in October 2013 by local couple Oonagh McNally and Kevin Quinn from the Castle Road.

Suzanne was in Dundalk earlier this year where she was the judge of ladies day at Dundalk Stadium on July 12th.

Selling a range of jumpers, tops, shirts, cardigans and coats for women, LilyCoo offers free next day delivery on all orders placed before 2pm.

You can check out all LilyCoo has to offer on www.lilycoo.com

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Spirit of Christmas event in Lordship this Saturday

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‘A Spirit of Christmas’ fashion extravaganza and Christmas market will take place in the St Patrick’s GFC clubrooms in Lordship this Saturday.

Doors for the event will open at 7pm with proceeds going towards Bellurgan, Dulargy and Rampark National Schools, as well as St Pat’s

This will be a fashion show with a difference. Amongst the shops taking part are: Name It, Neola, DV8, Jack Jones, Unique, Bumbles for Kids, Rouge Boutique, McArdle’s, Penneys, FJ Murphy, Gerrard and Tony McDonnell Menswear.

The very successful Pats ladies and mens teams, senior and youth, will be taking to the catwalk to model, along with teachers and pupils from all three schools and also lots of friends of the schools and St Pat’s.

There will also be Christmas market with lots of local produce on sale, with Christmas smells and tastes which will be incredible. Calendars, makeup, knitwear, flowers, sweets, jewellery and cards are only some of the items that will be on sale at the market.  The lovely wooden Christmas stall, candy canes and stage props have been made specially for this event by Andrew and Austin of Dealga Maintenance from the Old Road in Bellurgan.

The three schools are currently taking part in a  ‘Best Christmas outfit’ competition, where a winner from each class and from each school will model their outfits on the night and one overall winner per school will be chosen.  Each winner will get a hamper with lots of lovely treats for them to enjoy over Christmas.

A Christmas event like this one could not take place without Santa Claus and the big man in the red suit will indeed be available to meet and greet everyone on the night. Some of his elves are coming with him to make sure he returns back to the North Pole in time for Christmas! There will also be a local photographer available to take your photo with Santa if you wish.

A huge raffle will take place, with prizes such as bags of coal, wine, clothes vouchers, meal vouchers and lots, lots more.

And if all that isn’t enough, ‘The Shakes’ will perform upstairs in the bar after the fashion show is over.

Tickets cost only €10 each, with under 12s €5 and are on sale in McCrystal’s, Crilly’s, Sheelan’s and Londis shops or from the Pat’s clubrooms on Thursday night between 7.30-8.30pm or from Aeidamar on 086 6094640 or Catriona on 086 8512466.

Miss Louth Fionnuala appears on TV3’s Xpose

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Fionnuala Short on Xpose yesterday

Miss Louth Fionnuala Short appeared on TV3’s Xpose programme yesterday, modeling clothes for the winter months for fashion retailer iClothing.ie

The Hackballscross woman, who was second runner-up in the Miss Ireland contest last month, modeled ponchos and parkas on the show as she continues her foray into the modeling world where she is represented by the Andrea Roche Model Agency.

You can view the segement here.

New boutique to open on Clanbrassil Street in Dundalk next week

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Clanbrassil Street is set for a welcome boost as a new styling boutique is set to open its doors on Friday May 2nd.

The person responsible for the new venture, which will be called Elmay Professional Styling Boutique, is Dundalk woman Laura (Hughes) Corry – the former manager of Sally West, which closed its doors recently.

Laura has over 12 years experience in the fashion industry and she comes from a strong family background steeped in fashion history from designers to manufacturers and wholesalers to retailers.

Laura has furthered her styling knowledge by receiving professional training from top celebrity stylist Nicky Hambleton Jones who is best known for presenting Channel 4’s hit show 10 Years Younger.

Elmay Professional Styling Boutique will combine both styling expertise with clothes, shoes, handbags and accessories to give each customer an individual look.

Elmay Boutique will cater for a wide variety of ladies from mid-20s to mid-70s and above, and with a selection of sizes from 8-24 there will surely be something to satisfy all women’s needs.

The shop will be located at 30 Clanbrassil Street – the former Madame Kay’s – and will have well-known brands from the four corners of the globe as well as celebrating the best of Irish fashion hosting labels such as Endora.ie, most recently seen on Ireland AM, as well as Avalon, Via Veneto, Roisin McCarthy knitwear and Aria – a company which featured in Elle magazine’s top 10 brands of last year.

Elmay Boutique will offer a special opening discount of up to 20% off for each customer from Friday 2nd to Saturday 10th May. For more updates visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ElmayProfessionalStylingBoutique

Another store set to bite the dust in Clanbrassil Street

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Clanbrassil Street is set to lose yet another retailer after fashion outlet Sally West announced its decision to close.

The store at 57 Clanbrassil Street has sold a wide range of Irish and European women’s fashion labels in Dundalk for several years and also has stores in Cavan, Kilkenny and Gorey.

Now though, a closing down sale is in operation leaving yet another retail unit empty on what was once Dundalk’s premier shopping street.

The decision of Sally West to close follows hot on the heels of a similar announcement from Duffner Bros jewellers, who are holding a retirement sale at present.

Meanwhile, Campbell’s Jewellers in the Demesne also shut its doors for the last time on Saturday as the growing list of store closures continue to mount in the town centre. Other fashion outlets in the town centre to have closed already this year include Pulse Pacemaker in Park Street and Penneys in the Long Walk Shopping Centre

Dundalk firefighters to host fundraising fashion show in March

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Dundalk Firefighters will host a fundraising fashion night called Fashion Inferno on Friday March 28th at 8pm in the Lisdoo Arms.

Tickets to the event are on sale now, priced €20, which features a disco, finger food and a raffle.

Fashion will be provided by Tony McDonnell Menswear in Earl Street, with tickets also available from there.