For a special day


Jacadi, the French children’s and babywear shop on South King Street, Dublin celebrates its 20th birthday this year. Anne Bell, from Rosses Point in Sligo, founded the shop after a trip to Paris in 1990 even though banks told her that franchises were a thing of the past, and friends said that no one would be interested in French baby clothes.

Now, two of her four daughters, Gill and Suzanne, work in the business with her. They love seeing first-time dads pick their daughters first dress, they say, or watching girls try on their first communion dresses “and sharing special family moments with so many families”.

The umbrella is €26.95 and the white lace gloves €21.95. These and other items can be found in the shop and on their new website due to launch shortly ( with their first dedicated First Holy Communion range of dresses and accessories.