Tuesday, May 17, 2011

An Island to themselves..

Killing some time after work and trying to avoid the swarm of Gardaí due to the Queen's visit, I found myself wandering around River Island's flagship Dublin store on Grafton St. 
Now, i'll be honest, i've gone through phases with River Island; when I was younger I loved it, then late teens I found it to be a bit too expensive for my student income, early 20's found me feeling that the clothes were a little bit...shall we say cheap, in terms of quality and style, but not price. However recent years have found me loving it again. 
In between them collaborating with fresh-out-of-college designers and heading up innovative and fresh designs and re-releasing capsule collections like the 70's throwback Chelsea Girl, there's pretty much something for everyone. 
They always have a staple collection of jeans, tshirts and not too blingy jewellery, but what caught my eye yesterday, in between the gorgeous dresses and colour block tops & trousers, were the amazing accessories. 
Clutch bags, slouchy hobo's, amazing heels, summery wedges and must-have satchels. I want them all! 
I'd urge anyone with a penchant for accessories to go in and have a look. If you're disappointed i'll give you a fiver*. 
In the meantime, here's my picks! 

*might be a lie, a high-five possibly! 


  1. River are the BEST when it comes to good quality footwear on the high street. I do love their bags but I just wish they were all leather - I'd rather pay more than for PU!


  2. I find River Island to be very hit and miss at the best of times but I've noticed recently that their shoes and bags are killing it!! It's a shame there clothes don't seem to be as great, at least my local store doesn't seem to catch my eye

    Bow Dream Nation xx

  3. Ive never liked RI maybe they just dont get the good stuff up here, I like the bright yellow bag