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High-end fashion sector shakes off Brexit worries

Autumn traditionally most lucrative season for retailers

Gillian Nelis

Managing Editor

25th September, 2016
Thalia Heffernan models a Helen McAlinden design Picture: Barry McCall

Consumer confidence is returning to the high-end fashion sector after a “rocky retail period” during the summer, according to designer Helen McAlinden.

“The first part of the year was very strong, but the summer was a bit shaky,” said McAlinden, who has her own boutique on South William Street in Dublin and who also sells in Arnotts on Henry Street and in House of Fraser branches in Dundrum, Belfast and Glasgow.


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