Dress Hire Ireland

January 16th, 2012 by Caroline

The retail industry in Ireland has taken a huge hit in recent years, with luxury designer brands and stores under particular strain.  Frugality has replaced ostentation, and with Irish shoppers more keen than ever to save their pennies, the ‘occasion wear’ sector has had to adapt to survive.

Well they do say that necessity is the mother of invention and this past year has seen the emergence of the ‘designer dress hire’ concept for ladies’ occasion-wear.  Working on a similar principle to men’s suit hire shops, these new stores offer a range of high-end dresses and accessories to rent.  Some outlets operate from a store premises and others have an on-line order facility with courier delivery.   Most sizes and tastes are catered for and the best thing about the concept is that you get a ‘champagne’ frock on a ‘lemonade’ budget!  Other features include;

  • Latest designer collections
  • Reasonable rental fee
  • Dry-cleaning included
  • Matching accessories available


Good luck to all those who have started new ventures in this industry.  Support local business – add your favourite dress hire shop to the comments below.

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