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A few weeks ago, we popped along to the Morrison Hotel to preview the new season’s offerings from Arnotts department store; and what an impressive collection it is!

The trends, shapes and colours of the new season have been sourced both locally and internationally and it would be mighty difficult for me to talk about all of the fabulous labels old and new, or indeed to discuss all of my favourites. However, stand out brands include Tara Jarmon, Trina Turk  and Vivienne Westwood, who have played up to the ’60s trend with effortless style.

Hoss Intropia blazer, €350

Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Bounty leather jacket, €580

Tara Jarmon shirt dress, €395

Trina Turk bow detail dess, €330














Rocking the vintage trend is Hoss Intropia, Peter O’Brien and Marc Cain, while country girl chic comes in the heritage form of Lauren by Ralph Lauren, Barbour and Farhi by Nicole Farhi, to name but a very select few.

Lauren by Ralph Lauren faux croc satchel bag, €125

Most exciting for us are the new accessories labels landing in store this September. In fact, the accessories hall has been completely revamped and we think it looks ultra-chic and superbly enticing!  In particular, Lauren by Ralph Lauren has now launched its gorgeous accessories range in-store. The collection features classic, catwalk-inspired designs that are perfect for the trend conscious of all ages, while still staying true to the style of the Ralph Lauren brand.

I’ve been a huge fan of the Coach label for quite some time so I was especially excited to hear that the brand will finally arrive at Arnotts this season. Established in New York in 1941, the number one accessories brand in the United States has evolved in to a true lifestyle brand offering jewellery, luggage, scarves and a gorgeous handbag range. Danielle can’t wait to join the likes of Eva Longoria and Jessica Alba by purchasing one of Coach’s must-have bags of the season!

Vivienne Westwood Doctors bag, €530

As always, Vivienne Westwood fails to disappoint with her gorge collection of funky handbags and accessories.  This seasons collection is inspired by strong prints and patterns influenced by archive Vivienne Westwood Gold Label and vintage pieces. The collection includes a variety of classic and new shapes in an array of signature and modern prints and jacquards; from mature leathers in sophisticated styles to fun prints and tartans in fabric and patent applications. I particularly love this tartan Doctor’s bag!

All in all, this has to be one of the most exciting seasons yet for the Henry Street store and we’re very excited to see the addition of several new fashion brands, including the Love Moschino ready-to-wear collection. Most collections are in store now or will arrive over the coming weeks. Happy shopping!

For a brief overview of the Arnotts AW ’11 press day at the Morrison Hotel, watch our little YouTube clip below.

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