Saturday November 23, 2019

Dressing The Part

Landmark Dublin boutique Costume is celebrating 20 years in the business of dressing Irish women

15th October, 2017

Billie Tucker with her two daughters Anne (left) and Tracy who run the Costume boutique Pic: Fergal Phillips

It’s a wet Wednesday morning and on a corner of Dublin’s Castle Market, 40 women are raising not champagne flutes, but coffee cups and mini scones in celebration. Costume boutique’s 20th birthday party is a restrained affair, yet one hardly devoid of glamour. Here, Ireland’s best-heeled women share floor space with some of the world’s most desirable fashion labels, before a return to the cobblestones with Helen Steele-designed tote bags overarm....

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