Fashion.ie chats to Bow & Pearl Boutique
Fashion.ie chats to Bow & Pearl Boutique. Situated on the Southside of Dublin lies a quirky ladies fashion boutique that caters exclusive fashion labels at affordable prices.
Located in the heart of Rathmines, Bow & Pearl offers modern day fashion looks with classic vintage fashion styling from days gone by. We caught up with owner Bronagh O’ Sullivan who talks about about what makes her fashion boutique and clothing ranges so special.
How long have you been in business?
I opened the doors to Bow & Pearl in Ranelagh 8 years ago and we relocated to the Swan Centre in Rathmines 2 years ago this Summer, one of my best decisions to date. I just love Rathmines and the bustling cool, trendy vibe it portrays. We have settled right in at the Swan Centre, in a fabulously friendly retail environment!
How many staff do you employ?
We currently employ 6 people, 2 are full time and I have 4 part-time staff.
What type of fashion goods do you sell?
We sell a wide variety of eclectic fashion and lifestyle pieces. We have ladies fashion with everything from workwear to Brunch wear which include some of the best labels in the industry! We also have baby-wear, accessories and jewellery.
Do you specialise in any specific types of fashion goods?
Primarily we are a ladies boutique and ladies fashion dominates the store. You will always be guaranteed the latest fashion and trends with new stock arriving weekly!
What are your best sellers at the moment?
As we head into the Summer Season, our current best sellers would definitely be our wide range of versatile midi dresses along with some of our fresh white sneakers – the essentials.
Do you cater for seasonal wear?
We do yes, our greatest feedback from our customers is how much they love the quick turnover of our stock. We always offer something new and on trend with deliveries arriving weekly!
How often would you re-stock to cater for new lines?
We do re-stock some of our lines but mostly we prefer to add new pieces to the shop in order to keep items that little more exclusive! We get deliveries weekly at Bow and Pearl so there is always something new on the floor!
Are your customers all local based or do people travel to see what you have on offer?
We have a lot of regulars from the Ranelagh and Rathmines areas but we absolutely love to welcome those who travel from all over the city and the lovely tourists who visit the area.
Do you have an on-line presence where people can buy goods from your website?
Yes, we sell online from www.bownadpearl.com and are constantly updating our Social Media platforms which we take great pride in.
Why should people shop at your boutique?
Our customers are sure to find something unique and individual and Bow & Pearl while enjoying a comfortable, trendy, relaxed and friendly shopping experience. We pride ourselves on our exceptional customer service and my fabulous staff members are always on hand to help with whatever styling advice you need and we have recently just launched our free one-to-one styling sessions to help our customers shop confidently.
Shopping for the latest fashion trends and quality clothing can be so much fun, especially when you can “try before you buy” to ensure you get the look that you are after there and then.
By shopping for fashion from Irish boutiques you are supporting Irish jobs and the local community. So, for those of you who love your fashion and appreciate choice at prices you can afford, check out Bow & Pearl for that great personal shopping experience and don’t forget to follow them on their social media channels here. Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.