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Want extra mileage out of that strappy black dress? Make it winter-worthy with a ME +EM wardrobe hero like this crepe jersey and sheer georgette top (£99; €111.77). Made for layering, this beauty will provide extra coverage when the mercury dips. Better yet, it won’t pill, bag or crease and can be machine washed at 30º. Info: www. meandem.com.
Shopping for the guy who has everything? Weaver & Wilde is a new collection of Irish-woven men’s scarves made from 100 % Merino lambswool and finished by experienced craftspeople in North West Donegal. Featuring 20 handsome pieces in two sizes across four signature collections, each scarf is presented in a slim-line presentation box. Prices: €50 €60 x 180cms; €60 - €70 x 210cms. Info: www. weaverandwilde.com.
Friday, 28th December: Stakes are high as Ireland’s style set compete for The Savills Style Awards at Leopardstown Christmas Festival. Vying for a total of €7,000 worth of prizes across male and female categories for best ensemble, punters are advised to incorporate an Irish element to be in with a chance to win. This year sees The Design Centre owner Aisling Kilduff, editor of Social & Personal PJ Gibbons and Lisa O’Brien from RTE’s Room to Improve judging the fashionable flutter. Info: www.leopardstown.com/Winter-RacingFashion/.
Kildare Village welcomes its newest resident – Thomas Sabo. The 41 square metre boutique (located opposite Coach and Starbucks) offers customers a broad selection of jewellery and watches from previous collections with reduced prices throughout the year. Info: 045-520501; www. kildarevillage.com.
If the classic Christmas jumper is a purl below your level of parody, fear not. Acne Studios have parlayed an alternative to the yuletide geansaí. Designed by artisans from Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland, their limited-edition winter knits make a chic antidote to silly season style. Info: www.acnestudios.com.
Feel the spirit of Christmas at Arnotts as 1,300 light bulbs illuminate the store front windows. Featuring the story of ‘Ben’ and his family having a day out shopping, the 2D and 3D effects create a theatrical experience that both adults and children will enjoy. Info: 01-8050400; www.arnotts.ie.