Vintage Advantage

Join the smart shoppers in the know for a tour of Dublin’s best vintage stores…

Quirky vintage finds help you avoid the samey trap and create a unique, personalised space. Don’t know where to start? Here’s my round up of some Dublin hot spots that you have to hit this season.

Antique Shops and Salvage Yards

Arts and Antiques Quarter (Francis Street, Dublin 8). Three of the best affordable antiquaries here are: Time Piece, a gallery of clockwork wonders; Dublin Art Metals, for lovers of shiny pretty things; and The Oriental Rugs Co., for that unique handwoven masterpiece.

Mac’s Warehouse (Islandbridge, Dublin 8), the go-to place for people undertaking big period renovation projects.

Christy Bird’s (Portobello, Dublin 2), a family business and possibly Ireland’s oldest vintage store.

The New Generation of Vintage ShopsKirk_Modern_at_Brocante_Market

The Third Policeman (Rathmines, Dublin 6) just may be the quirkiest vintage store in town and it also stocks beautifulunique homewares and hard-to-come-by décor pieces like vintage cases, crockery and old Irish utensils.

Siopaella (Temple Bar, Dublin 2), the place to go for vintage fashion, it has just added homewares to its offering this summer.

Kirk Modern (Sandymount, Dublin 4), the definitive Ireland-based Danish and European mid-century specialist.

 … and the newest player in town: www.thevintagerooms.ie

Vintage your way to a beautiful pad with some fleamarket picks and have a look at some pinteresting vintage looks below.

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