Shop the luxury drop: Mulberry’s autumn collection, designer collaborations, and Ireland’s first conscious atelier

Your guide to October’s most coveted luxury launches, boutique openings and collaborations

The London-based sustainable label The Meaning Well is among 24 Irish and international labels that have launched in Ireland’s newest Conscious Atelier in Naas town

The icon update

Lana top handle bag in high gloss black leather, €1,395,

Mulberry has an impressive legacy of inventing the ‘It’ bag of the ages. Perhaps the best known of all is its roomy Bayswater bag that has been slung over the shoulders of Kate Moss, Alexa Chung and Blake Lively in its 20-year history. The question remains, though: Can the Bayswater be topped? Well, in the spirit of the new season, the British brand has added three new styles that will certainly compete: the Lana (a compact top handle style), the Pimlico (a crossbody satchel), and the Clovelly (an oversized tote). or visit Mulberry on Duke Street, Dublin 2

Where worlds collide

Intarsia wool and Oasi cashmere-blend sweater, €1,950

A shared passion for sophisticated craftsmanship and uncompromising luxury is how The Elder Statesmen and Zegna collaboration came to be. The best-in-class fabrications of Italian label Zegna, more specifically its Oasi Cashmere collection, receives a whimsical update from the considered Cali-cool brand The Elder Statesman. The Oasi collection is one that brings transparency to an otherwise shady cashmere production process, and Zegna’s aim is to certify all fibres as fully traceable by 2024. The partnership matches Milanese sensibilities with the colourful world of LA with over 40 ready-to-wear unisex pieces launched exclusively on

The Conscious Atelier

Aoife Rooney outside her recently launched Conscious Atelier in Naas town

Aoife Rooney’s namesake label has established itself as a go-to Irish brand that offers luxe collections driven by sustainability. Rooney has recently levelled up her offering with the launch of the Conscious Atelier in Naas town; a fashion and lifestyle concept store that brings together 24 notable names in the Irish and international sustainable scene. Presented in the gallery-like atelier, you can shop fashion from The Meaning Well, Adrian Schachter, and Laoise Carey; homewares from Studio Byrne; and jewellery from Pearl Oasis Studio and Yvonne Bolger. The space will also host personal shopping events, a ‘meet the maker’ series, and fashion workshops. Unit 11, Naas Town Centre, Dublin Road, Naas, Co Kildare.

Streetwear fix

Carhartt WIP canvas parka siberian jacket, €1,945,

The Japanese label Sacai (name-checked by Vogue for its approach to breaking the barriers between casual and formal wear) has partnered with Carharrt for a workwear-meets-streetwear collection that first debuted during Paris Fashion Week in January. Now officially launched, the collection features knit cardigans, parka jackets, pleated skirts, and an update to Carharrt’s staple chore jacket.

Luxe list

LIngerie from French luxury intimates line Simone Pérèle is now available at Kildare Village

New to Kildare Village this season are three boutique openings: Longchamp, Simone Pérèle, and Charlotte Tilbury. The purveyor of ready-to-wear and leather goods (such as the viral Le Pliage bag) Parisian brand Longchamp brings its 75 years of leather artistry across accessories, fashion, and footwear to the luxury outlet. Meanwhile, Simone Pérèle – a French luxury intimates line – opens its doors with a collection of high-quality, comfort-first lingerie. And, arguably the most iconic name in modern beauty, Charlotte Tilbury sets up shop with a new beauty and skincare boutique.

The design location

The Serie Up 2000 Armchair by The B&B Italia

The Irish design and furniture company Minima has been working with leading luxury interior labels since its launch in 1996 – its roster contains brands exclusively available to them in Ireland – and almost three decades and a thriving showroom in Dublin’s docklands later, its team continues to reinvent. Its new showroom location in One Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, exclusively features products from leading Italian design brands B&B Italia and Maxalto. You can browse the collection and enlist the expertise of in-house interior architects and designers who guide customers through the selection and architectural process.