Róisín Burke on Business

Top designer Orla Kiely has broken her silence on the 2018 collapse of her retail empire

10th February, 2019
After a disastrous 2018, Orla Kiely says she is launching a website later this month and has a new range of handbags on the way

Orla Kiely has had little to say about the shock collapse of the retail and online parts of her business in the last year, but a recent interview shed a small glimmer of light on what happened.

“In operating our retail stores, we faced the same challenges as the rest of the high street – rising wage costs, increasing business rates, a devaluation of the pound, consumers continuing to shift online,” she told the Scotsman...

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