IMAGE Boutique Awards Shortlist 2018

At IMAGE we appreciate excellent service, beautiful craftsmanship and wonderful style. We also understand how important independent, local boutiques are to the Irish fashion industry, to regional economies and to the social fabric of our towns and cities.

By launching the IMAGE Boutique Awards, we want to acknowledge the exciting fashion, incredible service and beautiful spaces offered by these stores across the country. We value building relationships with the people we buy from and taking the time to enjoy buying something special. Our shortlist has been compiled by a panel of smart, fashion-savvy women who feel passionate about these independent boutiques, the role they play within the Irish fashion industry and the kind of clothes and feel-good factor they offer Irish women.

Our judging panel comprised of IMAGE fashion director Marie Kelly; IMAGE digital leader Niamh O’Donoghue; Elevate founder Emma Kelly; stylist and author Annmarie O’Connor and PR consultant Emer Melody. Each store shortlisted is among the best in its category. We love them, and we think you do too. So we’re handing the final decision-making over to you − the IMAGE community. Over the next few weeks, you have the opportunity to vote for the winning boutique within each category and reward them with an IMAGE Best Boutique Award 2018. So get involved...

Voting closes at midnight, July 15.


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Best Irish Label Offering

The boutique that has the strongest representation of Irish fashion labels.

Best Irish Designer's Boutique

The best independent boutique owned and run by an Irish designer.

Best Lifestyle Concept Store

A store that stocks a curated and cohesive collection of design items, including, but not necessarily limited to fashion.

Best Luxury Boutique

The best premium-label boutique shopping experience.

Best Occasionwear

The best boutique for event dressing.

Best Customer Experience

The boutique offering the most impressive overall experience and customer service.

Best Boutique Outside Dublin

The boutique outside Dublin that offers the very best in fashion.

Best Merchandising Experience

The boutique that offers the most impressive in-store display and product curation.

Best Boutique Owner

The owner who best represents their store, who is always visible and on hand to help customers.

Best Pre-Loved Offering

The best boutique for second-hand or vintage shopping.

Best Menswear

Best independent retailer for menswear.

Best Online-Only Store

The Irish label that offers the best online-only shopping experience. Those shortlisted do not have a physical store or a significant concession anywhere.

Best Accessories Offering

The boutique with the most covetable collection of accessories.

Best Bridal Boutique

The boutique offering the finest selection of bridal gowns.

Most Exciting Edit

The boutique with the most original and exciting collection of labels.

Best Department Store Support For Irish Design