Wednesday April 1, 2020

Appetite for distraction

Once upon a time, before sky-high rents and €7 pints of Guinness, Dublin had an amazing array of clothes shops for kids like me - such as Buffalo, which closed last week

7th October, 2018
Now shuttered and gone for good, Buffalo was a must-visit for any discerning teen in the 1990s and early 2000s Pic: Fergal Phillips

Last week, a Dublin shoe institution closed its doors for the last time. Buffalo on Exchequer Street had been trading since 1997, bringing the most stylish new brands to the city and eventually developing its own in-house labels under the We Are Shoe Lab name. But the rents are just too damn high - and on September 30, Buffalo said goodbye after 21 years, sadly priced out of the city centre.

In a warm statement on the company’s...

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