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Brand Focus: Fee G

Fee G Spring/Summer 2010


Fee G is delighted to present its spring summer 2010 collection.

 Full of rich fabrics sourced in Paris + Milan, this special collection has something to offer everyone.

 The collection is confident and sophisticated yet fun & flirty. Colour features strongly from subtle blush tones, cobalt blues to corals and fuchsias.


While fee g is known for its fabulous dresses and occasion wear, item coats and daywear also feature this season.

 Embellished necklines are key beaded jewels in an assortment of colours and shapes resulting in quirky dresses which have individual style.

 Prints feature in bold patterns with paint splash designs, jacquard fabrics are cut and played with resulting in intricate and flattering styles.

 A new colour palette for fee G is one of subtle blush tones. Pale pinks and metallic’s form a beautiful foundation for the theme of the story, using intricate beading and trims, pearls, broiderie anglais flowers and lace.


For Spring summer 2010 Fee G offers a large collection with plenty of options. This reflects the brands strength in the occasion wear market. Fee G have now expanded our sales into the international markets of Spain and Italy. The collection had had a great reaction and they are hoping to expand this base.

We chat to Indigo and Cloth's Garrett Pitcher
"Indigo & Cloth is an independent fashion store focused on what I consider to be the best fashion designers and brands in the world. We can’t stock them all so we choose carefully.
Indigo because my love and background is in denim so we have some really great denims in the store. You don’t need loads of jeans, just a few good ones. Cloth because we concentrate our selection on up and coming designers who can do simple yet exciting things with a selection of fabrics. There should always be ‘something’ about a piece you buy in the store.
I'm just back from New York where I was sourcing potential new labels in menswear. Next month I'm off to Copenhagen as Scandinavia is our focus for womenswear. This season we are introducing a couple of new labels across mens and womens; Oliver Spencer, Universal Works and Dagmar. We will also be putting 90% of the store on-line for Spring/Summer so people outside of Dublin have access to the store. And finally we will be updating the store's interior over the next couple of weeks
There you have it, thank you for your interest in what we do!


Anne Furbank

Anne Furbank is one of the leading independent women’s fashion retailers in the country, with local and national awards in retail and customer service.

Anne Furbank has skillfully selected the very best of women’s fashion, from around the world, for nearly 30 years. Her philosophy is simple, ‘I look for styling, fabrics, quality and design. I buy clothes women want to wear and can wear.

Anne Furbank opened the doors to her first women’s fashion shop in the village of Buckden, Cambridgeshire in 1981. The Buckden shop has grown significantly since then and it has been awarded the coveted ‘National Independent Retailer of the Year’ by the clothing industry magazine Drapers, and was voted ‘Hunts Post Retailer of the Year’. Clients travel from all over the country to shop for clothes and enjoy great personal service.

Anne Furbank Newmarket was opened in August 2008, taking over from the established women’s fashion business, Jane’s of Newmarket. It sits in the impressive old Town Hall building in the heart of Newmarket with fashion showrooms over two floors. The philosophy is the same, but with a few different designers and brands in the mix.

Also in 2008 Anne Furbank went online – and here we are! Determined to maintain the Anne Furbank philosophy of well-made quality clothing and excellent customer service we hope you will enjoy the flexibility and ease of shopping with us for hand-selected basics without having to travel.



Chica Boutique Dublin and London

At Chica, we are delighted to announce the launch of the second Limited Edition Chica Clutch Bag in Aid of Action Breast Cancer.    The clutch bag will go on sale from the 1st of February 2010 in our stores in Dublin and our online shop, with all proceeds going to Action Breast Cancer (ABC).  

ABC is a program of the Irish Cancer Society, and is the leading provider of advice, support and information in relation to breast health and breast cancer.  We want to raise as much money as possible for this fantastic charity and we think that the clutch bag is the perfect gift idea coming up to Valentine’s Day.  Not only will your loved one adore the glamour of this clutch bag but that you are also supporting a great cause!  The Chica Boutique clutch bag retails at just €49.99.  It’s a great gift idea for your sister, mother, girlfriend or mother-in-law!  And you can purchase it online from the comfort of your own home!

Meaning behind the bag:  The bag is in metallic silver faux leather with shades of pink crystal embellishment in the middle of the bag.  You'll see from the picture there is one centre stone surrounded by a circle of stones.  The thinking behind this is that the centre stone symbolises the Person dealing with cancer, and the stones around it are the support network, breast cancer support, doctors, nurses, family, friends etc.

The ABC Breast Cancer Clutch Bag by Chica on Sale for €49.99 from the 1st of Feb

Blog Focus: brings you the latest fashion and style from celebrity red carpet to casual wear. Think of it as an online magazine and fashion blog where you can buy items as you see them.
Always the first source to reveal what she wore, where she bought it and if possible, the best lookalike alternative for less money; this is where Irish fashion junkies find their inspiration to match the latest catwalk and celebrity looks. Plus daily updates on accessories, beauty must-haves, how to wear the latest trends and tips on what to wear to the special events in your life.
Celebrity stylist Ingrid Hoey is on hand to give expert advice and free tips which are published through an Ask the Stylist feature.
Launched in early 2009, quickly gained a cult following of well-dressed Irish women, a readership that includes tastemakers, stylish celebrities, bloggers and fashion industry insiders. is now the fashion partner on two of Ireland’s top sites, MSN and
In addition to the daily content, also offers a weekly newsletter, competitions and giveaways – keeping you keep you on-trend and in the know wherever you go.

News From Pure

  Pure London is now 98% sold out! February will officially be our biggest show ever - be sure not to miss out, register for your free buyer tickets here
       See exclusive first glimpses of the launch handbag collection from Zandra Rhodes - and meet the lady herself on Monday at 11.30am where she will be taking part in a Q&A session with buyers or visit her stand upstairs in the accessory hall
Click here to view the Pure London preview magazine for an exclusive sneak preview of the show this February

Zuku by KSO
Operations Manager Required
Designer Fashion Wholesale Dublin
We need a good all-rounder preferably with an interest in style and fashion to oversee day-to-day operations of boutique wholesale business while also providing support to our city centre retail operation. Duties include: Customer Liaison, Supplier Liaison, Inventory Management, Order Management, Local and International Shipping. Option to do some work from home.

Fashion Industry Inside blog
Nicky writes a weekly column for both Irish and British Boutiques. She offers valuable insight into the life of the fashion agent turned blogger!!!!!

I arrived in London on monday for a series of Range Meetings, which are ‘de rigeur’ in the life of a Fashion Agent.  They are billed as a run through of the new collection and a meeting where the nuts and bolts of business discussed.

Well that’s it in theory.  Of course the collections are already in our Showrooms and the business dealings can be sorted over email and phone.  The truth is that we need to do the ‘Face Work’ that is the sitting down at table together. Meeting up with other Agents from the different countries and the collective discussion about all aspects of our business.  I am always in awe of those agents who work in the larger countries because of course they deal in many multiples of the Irish market.

One good thing about the Fashion Business is that far from being bitchy and nasty it is filled with the kindest bunch of souls you could hope to meet

Tomorrow it’s the turn of Yummie Tummie, which is an American company with distribution throughout Europe. The new ready to wear tops and yoga pants with the secret shaping panel look ab fab bringing the product to an even wider audience.  Heather Thompson the designer and celebrity LA stylist will be there and I’m really looking forward to finding all about her BF’s Heidi Klum and Beyonce!  If I hear any juicy gossip I will let you know but for now I need to dress up for Dinner.  There is a car arriving at seven.  It’s a hard life this Fashion Business you know!!!

Talent for Haiti

Bidding Starts Today
In the aftermath of Haiti’s devastating earthquake, a number of Ireland’s most talented individuals from across the world of fashion, music and art have joined forces to help make a difference.
A unique fundraising concept created by esteemed fashion designers Peter O’Brien, Helen James and Eilis Boyle has now gathered momentum to include an exciting list of personal donations from Ireland’s most talented fashion and accessory designers, artists and musicians including Oscar winning Frames front man Glen Hansard. more


The Lovely Amy from Shoetastic would like to apologise to all the lovely people that logged onto her site last week, as it was 'down'. So have another look . . .,

Gee Gee to Show At Pure

The high-end brand is set up by fashion entrepreneur Rebecca Agouropoulos, who established the company in response to the need for garments for the Generation X female. Every single piece is made in England.

GeeGee is looking to be the answer to the urban zeitgeist with a glorious twist.. The collections, influenced by country themes and being on trend, comprise desirable pieces for the mid-luxury market. The collection has traditional soft British tailoring in high quality fabrics with key looks including jackets, gillets, softly-tailored shirts and cord ‘jodphur-style’ and stretch leather leggings.

Agouropoulo is currently working with her designers to create the AW10 collection and she is determined to support British manufacturing. After months researching British manufacturing, she says: “The big difference between what can be done in factories in this country and what is often to be seen in the products made abroad is the level of quality. This comes about for at least two reasons – the standards of workmanship that are achieved regularly are just higher in the UK and when the guys working on the shop floor are just around the corner, it is so much easier to fine tune your manufacturing requirements.”

Rebecca was awarded Fashion Exporter of the Year 2008/9, UK Fashion Export Awards. The GeeGee AW10 collection will be available to stockists from December 2009 and the collection will be showcased at Pure tradeshow in February 2010.

New York Label Hits Dublin
Designer Joyce Kim is the driving force behind this New York Label.

The hot new label has all the polish of daytime chic with saucy details that are just right for twilight.

Available now in Europe. It's designer fashion at high street prices.


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