Kilkenny is not just known for it’s medieval history and iconic tourist attractions – but it is fast emerging as a great destination for the ultimate shopping trip. One thing that really sets Kilkenny apart as a shopping destination is the selection of independents boutiques – offering something a little unique.

You can find out more about the boutiques on offer here

So, to give you a sample of what’s on offer ahed of your shopping trip, here’s our top picks for must visit boutiques when shopping in Kilkenny.


Lady Lorna Designer Emporium

Lady Lorna Designer Emporium is host to a range of talented Irish & International Designers, located on the medieval mile in the heart of Kilkenny City. Owner, Lorna Doogue, has a real eye for style.

This is the ideal boutique if you’re in the market for something to wear to a race day or wedding – you will be spoilt for choice. You will find collections from Emma by Jane, Jill De Búrca, Catriona Hanly , as well as Lorna’s own brand Lorna Doone Designs.

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Valley of Roses

The search for the perfect perfume can be a long and frustrating one. But, one visit to Valley of Roses as you’ll be able to tailor something to suit exactly what you are looking for.

Valley of Roses allows you to Create Your Own Signature Scent. Attend for a free perfume consultation to design a fragrance that suits you, or you can choose from one of their signature perfumes.

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Rudolf Heltzel Gold & Silversmiths

This has to be one of my favourite designers in Kilkenny. Rudolf Heltzel is a Kilkenny institution and is the home of hand make unique, exquisite jewellery in precious metals and gemstones.

Their boutique/gallery at 10 Patrick Street, open to the public, displays and sells an exciting range of instantly recognisable, hand made engagement rings and dress pieces in 18ct gold, sterling silver and platinum, set with carefully selected diamonds and magnificent precious gemstones.

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Peaches Boutique

With almost 8 years in the business, Peaches Boutique have become a Kilkenny institution and are one of Kilkenny’s Premier boutiques – bringing you alluring signature collections from Paris, Milan, New York and all the fashion capitals of the world.

It is also a one-stop shop for all occasions from casual chic to a day at the races, weddings, confirmations etc. And it does not stop there… The girls at Peaches boutique also offer a personal styling service and after hour opening available on request.

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Of course, there is lots more on offer! In fact, style blooger Fashion Boss recently visited Kilkenny and put together her own shopping guide – view the Fashion Boss Kilkenny Shopping Guide here