We are 8! How has 8 years passed since we opened the doors? 8 years of dressing beautiful brides, 8 years of meeting the most fabulous customers we now call friends, 8 years of expanding our team and little shop and much, much more! I am so proud of what we have achieved in 8 years and want to thank you all for helping us along on this crazy journey!
December is meant to be a quiet time in the Bridal world. We have been busier than we thought and are set to be busy between Christmas and New Year when we welcome lots of new brides and bridesmaid home from living overseas. We have lots of exciting events coming up in the New Year. The first of these is our annual Sample Sale on Sunday 6th January. This is a walk in sale were no appointments are necessary. We will have 100s of designer bridal dresses with up to 80% discount! This is the time to find your dream dress for a fraction of the price or (as proved popular at recent sample sales) a second dress for the evening!! Below are some dresses that will be featured in that sale, we hope to see you then!
We are not long back from Harrogate, if you have never been its a must visit! Such a beautiful town, situated in Yorkshire with the most beautiful sites, resturants and off course the famous Betty's Tea Rooms. We had a few designers to see and of course the Bridal Buyer Awards. We were up for Best Retailer Ireland 2018. As you can imagine we were buzzing to be nominated for the second year running along with other fabulous shops.
We are not long back from Harrogate, if you have never been its a must visit! Such a beautiful town, situated in Yorkshire with the most beautiful sites, resturants and off course the famous Betty's Tea Rooms. We had a few designers to see and off course the Bridal Buyer Awards. We were up for Best Retailer Ireland 2018. As you can imagine we were buzzing to be nominated for the second year running along with other fabulous shops.
Summer is coming to an end! My oldest boy (4 years old) had his first day at P1, it was a mixed bag of emotions, how did time pass so quickly? One the plus it means I am one child down until 2.10pm every week day, woohoo!!!!
Summer in Petticoat Lane HQ has been super busy. Every day has been like a Saturday, lots of beautiful weddings happening daily and recently the arrival of lots of new dresses ????! We were sad to see our beautiful Shannon leave us after 5 years to peruse her career as a barrister (but very proud). We were delighted to welcome Hannah back from maternity leave after 9 months last week and trust all you brides to be will absolutely love working with her as much as we do. I also forgot to mention, my little Alfie arrived on his due date in July, now I'm surrounded by 3 beautiful boys in a life full of wedding dresses, how did that happen?
What a week! May is the month for buying new collections with three different weekends away in Barcelona, Birmingham and London to view new collections for 2018. You won't be disappointed with what is coming into store for 2018, lots of crepes, separates, clean cut lines and sleeves is on trend for next season!
So here I am travelling to New York (with a glass of fizz in my hand) to view the new 2017 Hayley Paige collections!
Excitement is an understatement, excitement to see her amazing creations on the runway, to meet the beauty Hayley herself at her launch party and to squeeze in some shopping in the Big Apple when we are over. I have to admit, I was sad leaving my babies this morning but every mummy needs a few nights break and what better way to do it!
This year has seen us travelling to Venice, London, Birmingham and now New York to view new collections. We have taken on some fabulous new designers which have started to arrive into the boutique and many which will be arriving over the next month. Designers such as Nicole Sposa, Alessandra Rinuado and David Fielden are new names to Petticoat Lane for 2017 and we are in ❤️.