Kilkenny Design Greystones shop opened on Church Road this week. It’s on the main shopping street in the town just a few doors down from The Happy Pear. While the floor space is quite small, the shop has a nice collection of Irish design and other products.
Ms O’Gorman spoke about Kilkenny Design’s support for Irish craft and design. She had a particular word of welcome for local artist Anna Nielsen whose prints are on sale in the Greystones shop.
Ms O’Gorman described the research that she and her team carried out in Greystones before the opening. She also thanked the Kilkenny Design Greystones team as well as other Kilkenny Design staff who had worked on the opening of the new store.
While the stock in Greystones is limited by comparison with the Nassau Street store, there is a good mix of products in the shop. Stock includes jewellery, handbags, prints, knitwear and other products.
Kilkenny Design Greystones stocks the Absolute fashion jewellery range which includes some gorgeous rose gold tone designs at the moment. The rose gold double hoop earrings pictured are €24 at the time of writing.
Overall, prices in the Greystones shop are reasonable with some items under €10. Both the Newbridge and the Tipperary Crystal tree decorations are in stock. There’s also some lovely scented candles. I picked up some Kris Kindle gifts at around the €10 mark including a couple of festive Frankincense and Myrrh candles from the Torc range.
If money was no object, my wish list for further purchases includes a Guess handbag — not an Irish design but nicely made — and a “Mammy’s Getting the Messages” print from the Simone Walsh collection.
For now, my shopping excursions will be for Christmas gifts. Come January, that may change. Roll on the sales!