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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/.

BOU­TIQUE BUZZ

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.

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