Metropolis: Cool in the city

Meet the Irishwoman who's stocking up Warehouse, the go-to boutique chain for stylish work to party wear, writes Lisa Brady.

12th October, 2013
Paula Stewart, brand director of Warehouse: 'We are returning to what we know.'

Imagine if you had to scrimp and save for stylish tailored clothes; if they were only available from designer labels and with extortionate price tags. This was the situation faced by Belfast-born Paula Stewart when she began her career in fashion in a luxury department store in London.

''I was working in Harvey Nichols, wearing clothes from Warehouse,'' Stewart says of the retail landscape of the early 1980s. The high street, she says, was worlds...

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