Metropolis: Called to the Bar

Back in the 1990s, Dublin's Temple Bar was a feverish hive of fashion hubbub – and, two decades later, things have come full circle, writes: Ruth O'Connor.

24th August, 2014
Katie Prior and Lisa Magrath of Shotsy Vintage, which is popular with tourists and locals alike.

For many of us sedate thirty and fortysomethings, Dublin’s Temple Bar was a go-to spot for shopping during the college years. In the 1990s, this part of the capital was a breath of fresh air on the fashion scene – individual, creative and community-centred, it was a hub of invention.

It was the place where savvy shoppers went to pick up the best secondhand Levi’s from Damascus, the latest designers from SéSí Progressive...

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