Tuesday January 21, 2020

Stylish duo’s passion for fashion worth the price

High-end boutique in great shape for 21st birthday

22nd April, 2018
Louise Flanagan and Kate O’Dwyer of Emporium Kalu in Naas Picture: Maura Hickey

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.

Twenty-one 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...

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