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Summer sale at Alila – up to 70% off

Alila boutique in Dublin 2 has launched its summer sale, with up to 70% off and items up for grabs from €25. As – still – no one’s invited me to a wedding, I can’t say this from my experience …

Fri, Jun 25, 2010, 09:53

   

Alila boutique in Dublin 2 has launched its summer sale, with up to 70% off and items up for grabs from €25. As – still – no one’s invited me to a wedding, I can’t say this from my experience but friends and colleagues swear by Alila for dressy, classy, pretty formalwear.

This Ingwa Melero 33VM white dress was €459 and is now €99.99 – a whopping 80% off and a really great summer staple. Cutouts are very in, and if you don’t dare to bear you can always layer over a coloured cami or (my favourite thing to do) a vintage slip, available in Harlequin in Castle Market and most good vintage clothing stores.

And these Sachi shoes by Strutt Couture were €324 and are now €50 . . . I have to admit I have a soft spot for coloured shoes. However, given that I have a soft spot for coloured everything, I often find myself with rainbow clothes and accessories and not a one goes with the other, which means I yearn to dress like Suzy Bubble but instead dress like Suzy Menkes. Oh well . . .