Dublin’s favourite menswear retailer, Michael Barrie, celebrated their reopening after an extensive refurbishment alongside Dublin’s glitterati. The red carpet was rolled out on Dublin’s Duke Lane, as the who’s who of the fashion and celebrity scene raised a glass to the newly invigorated Michael Barrie store. Hosted by Ireland AM’s Alan Hughes and Husband Karl Broderick, guests on the night were treated to canapés and cocktails courtesy of 37 Dawson Street with cool beats by DJ Tommy Stewart at the home to the city’s sartorial secret on Dublin’s Duke Lane.
A host of familiar faces from Dublin’s social scene were in attendance including, The evenings hosts, Irelands most stylish couple Alan Hughes and Karl Broderick, Game of Thrones Star Liam Cunningham, trainer to the stars Paul Byrne, Singer Brian Kennedy and Music Manager Brian Whitehead. Irish Rugby Stars Gordon Darcy and Stephen Ferris. Presenters Andrea Hayes, Jenny Buckley and Conor Clear. Gillian Quinn, daughter Aisling Quinn, with Jamie Murphy and Son Mikey Quinn with girlfriend Regina O’Loughlin. Makeup Forever’s Annie Gribbin. Denis Flannelly & John Bruton. Stylists Sonja Mohlich and Alexander Fitzgerald. Top Hair Stylists Michael Doyle, Stephen Kelly and David Marshall. Madison Makeup’s Eavan McDonagh. Models Emily Jade Elliot, Piaras Smyth, Dave Wright jnr and David Tynon. Jean Crowley with restaurateur Robert Doggett of Trocadero and publican Frank Gleeson. Artist Chris O’Hara. Pembroke Wines Harshal Shah. Fitness guru Lillie Stewart and Boyfriend Colin Tyndale. Roz & Vincent Flannagan, Ronan Barry, Michael Brady, Alan Amsby, Sharon Hennessy and Aisling Holly among many more.
Tucked away on Dublin’s cobble-stoned Duke Lane, you’ll find the art of tailoring come to life with a bespoke sartorial experience that’s second to none. Beloved gentleman’s clothing brand Michael Barrie, which first launched in 1979, celebrate its reopening with a new look, and the same fashion expertise.
The newly renovated Michael Barrie – a coveted fixture on the capital’s fashion landscape – will specialise in fully personalised tailoring with custom made to measure suits, in a brand new luxury environment. From Scuderi to Karl Lagerfeld, Gardeur to John Miller, among others, this unique store has carefully curated its offering, cherry-picking from the finest and most fashion-forward brands within the world of gentlemen’s clothing. Whether it’s quality made-to- measure or premium casual tailoring, the expert team at Michael Barrie provide the ultimate shopping experience.
Since closing their shopfront in preparation for its refit, the duo behind Michael Barrie (store owner Stephen Walsh and manager/fashion buyer Robert McCormack) have been quietly building the stalwart brand. Reimagined for its hotly anticipated reopening, today’s Michael Barrie is inspired by Walsh and McCormack’s shared passion for not just following but getting ahead of the latest trends in menswear.
Coupled with their mutual appreciation for quality materials, they are proud to welcome a new era for Michael Barrie; one that understands the importance of specialist product groups, one that prioritises the right product for the discerning customer, ahead of the brand itself. The result is a unique menswear emporium, complete with an in-house tailor, on-hand to cater to the customer’s every need, that prides itself on an intimate luxury experience in the heart of Dublin city. Marrying the illustrious heritage of the original brand with the needs of the contemporary male shopper, Michael Barrie is set to once again make its mark.
Customers of Michael Barrie will have the pleasure of enjoying a glass of wine or a cup of hot coffee in the exclusive private surroundings while the experts guide them towards the perfect garment that’s guaranteed to fit like nothing they’ve tried before. The first floor will be dedicated to ready-to-wear and premium casuals while the top floor is home to the luxury, made-to-measure service. The highly coveted made-to-measure service directly from Scuderi Tailoring, based in Rome. A high-level luxury offering, customers can select fabrics from Europe’s finest mills – Barberis, Zegna, Lora Piana and many more. Each garment comes with a bespoke Italian finish, the luxury of which has to be experienced to be believed.
Commenting on the new store opening, store owner Stephen Walsh says:
“The Michael Barrie store has been at the forefront of premium casual and tailoring menswear for the last 40 years. Along with my colleague Bobby Mc Cormack, we have driven the business to ensure sure that this store leads the way in terms of quality and luxury men’s offering. Sourcing premium product from Europe’s leading clothing manufacturers, we’ve always placed the emphasis on quality. The renovation of our store, we feel, has allowed us to create an environment to showcase our casual collections alongside our made-to-measure offering across a beautiful two-floor showroom.”
Michael Barrie: A luxury canvas on which the art of tailoring comes to life.