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Sis­ter de­sign­ers Kal­liope and Niki Mas­tro­mano­lis are pas­sion­ate about Greek san­dals. Their lux­ury la­bel Kalliniki (a port­man­teau of their names) com­bines her­itage and ar­ti­sanal crafts­man­ship with an in­no­va­tive de­sign ethos that caters to the mod­ern woman. The re­sult? Min­i­mal­ist geo­met­ric footwear that can be worn any time, any place. Prices from €160. Info: www.kaliniki.com.

Fash­ion is fast com­ing around to the art of slow. En­ter Olivia

Rose the La­bel - a small in­de­pen­dent cloth­ing line, founded by English de­signer, Olivia Rose Have­lock. Ev­ery­thing is hand­made to or­der by Olivia in her UK stu­dio, from de­sign­ing and sewing her lo­cally sourced fab­rics, to steam­ing and pack­ag­ing each gar­ment with a hand-writ­ten note. Such time and at­ten­tion mean quan­ti­ties are limited – 30 or­ders per week to be ex­act, mak­ing each pur­chase ex­tra spe­cial. Info: www. oliviarosethe­la­bel.com.

DIARY DATES

Wed­nes­day, 1st Au­gust: Dres­sup Mar­ket takes its fash­ion tour to Cork with fash­ion blog­ger Retro Flame. Ex­pect a mee­tand-greet in­ter­view with the titian-haired in­flu­encer, canapes, and cock­tails, re­tail therapy at the Dres­sup Mar­ket popup shop and gor­geous goody bags. Price: €30 plus book­ing fee. Info: www.eventbrite.ie.

BOU­TIQUE BUZZ

Dublin’s colour­ful cloth­ing citadel Om Diva cel­e­brates her 20th birth­day. A cham­pion of emerg­ing Irish de­sign­ers, vin­tage one-offs, kitsch and quirky ac­ces­sories (not to men­tion won­der­ful staff), Om Diva has right­fully taken its place among the most cher­ished bou­tiques in Ire­land. Many happy re­turns! Info: 01 679-1211; www.om­div­abou­tique.com.

LOG ON

Ger­man la­bel EDITED is rapidly mak­ing its mark on the af­ford­able fash­ion scene. As the name sug­gests, the EDITED de­sign team cre­ates and cu­rates up to three col­lec­tions per sea­son in­spired by the lat­est global trends. This sum­mer-wor­thy ‘Mela’ dress (€79.90) is worth click­ing to cart, es­pe­cially with a re­laxed 100-day re­turn pol­icy. Nice. Info: www.edited.de.

CRUSH COR­NER

Be the best-dressed guest at any event Cult Gaia’s fig­ure­flat­ter­ing ‘Is­abel’ frock. Boast­ing a bias cut, asym­met­ri­cal hem­line and plung­ing open back, this gúna is made for al fresco danc­ing, swirling and twirling. Price: €854.58. Info: www.cult­gaia.com.

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