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22nd Aug 2020

Sustainable style: 3 spots to buy stunning vintage accessories in Dublin

Cassie Stokes

Pre loved designer pieces are looking for new love.

When hitting the shops for some vintage shopping we tend to focus solely on the clothes and miss a huge area of preloved pieces that could bring your fashion game to the next level.

I’m talking about the pieces that complete every outfit – accessories. From a stunning previously owned necklace to some gorgeous sun glasses, next time you visit a vintage shop you need to step away from the clothes for a few seconds and take a look at the pre-loved pieces.

Also think about the bags. Vintage. Designer. Bags.

We all have our favourite vintage shops for clothes so here’s a list of some of the best places to get your hands on some pre-loved accessories that are looking for love.


If you’re into your designer vintage shopping then you will have popped into Siopella a few times already

The next time you’re in have a look at their accessories, they have some vintage pieces including handbags that you may need to add to your collection. All pre-loved and ready for their new home.

Lou’s Lot

The next place you need to know about is Lou’s Lot an online designer resale based in Dublin. Lou’s Lot specialise in “authenticated designer accessories and jewellery.” New pieces drop every Sunday at 7pm.

Their designer bags start at around ninety euro and include stunning pieces from Balenciaga, Celine, Chanel, Dior, Fendi, Gucci, Hermes to Saint Laurent.

Owner Lou Slevin believes buying vintage “is the answer to sustainable fashion which has shifted from the fringes to the mainstream.”

Have a look at the website here.

The Harlequin

The Harlequin in the city centre is the oldest and, according to their bio “most loved” vintage clothing store in Dublin.

Their pieces range in price but usually you will walk out of here with at least one really good bargain. They sell vintage men’s and women’s clothing and accessories online and in store.

We often underestimate the role a gorgeous bag can play in your life.

A new accessory can make you feel like Carrie straight out of Sex and the City heading out with the downtown girls in NYC… even if you’re just hitting the streets of Castlebar in Mayo.