Sunday May 31, 2020

Naas's Emporium Kalu comes of age

The business, founded by Kate O'Dwyer and Louise Flanagan, thrived through the boom years of the Celtic Tiger and survived a risky move to larger premises in 2008 on the cusp of recession

20th April, 2018
Emporium Kalu founders stuck with what they knew

When Kate O'Dwyer and Louise Flanagan established Emporium Kalu in 1997 in Naas, Co Kildare, their aim was to create a destination boutique for high-end fashion enthusiasts outside Dublin.

21 years on, Kalu has come of age, having thrived through the boom years of the Celtic Tiger and survived a risky move to larger premises in 2008 on the cusp of recession.

“We had bought the new shop just before the recession. It is this magnificent building on...

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