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The Zip Yard hands over cheque for over €10,000 to The Irish Cancer Society

The Zip Yard, Ireland’s leading clothing and alterations boutique is delighted to have raised over €10,000 for a second year in a row to support the Irish Cancer Society’s Paint it Pink campaign.     The amount was raised through a range of activities in each of the 26 shops nationwide including a Sew Pink...

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The Body Shape Bible – What suits my shape?

Ok ladies so here we are again heading into Autumn/Winter and this is probably my favourite time of year to shop. I love my winter wardrobe more than any other time of year. But it doesn’t come without it’s own obstacles. Dressing for your body shape is all about balance. The best way to flatter...

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Top Inspiring Celebrity Alterations

Whether we like to admit it or not, we mere-mortals often look to celebrities for our style, fashion and beauty inspiration. In some cases, a brand only needs to be spotted on a celebrity once in public for it to immediately sell-out and become a must-have. The “Kate Effect” was the moniker famously given by...

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Independent.ie – Model Roz Purcell wears bespoke The Zip Yard design

Roz Purcell certainly upped the style stakes at Leopardstown Races Ladies Day yesterday in a Whistles number restyled at The Zip Yard into a bespoke one-shoulder design. Ladies Day at The Races is always an occasion that calls for unique, one-of-a-kind pieces in order to stand out from the crowd and catch the

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Blogger Ciara O’Doherty gives The Zip Yard her Review

The Zip Yard is a dedicated follower of fashion as the song says, but how does busy ol’ Zip have the time to keep up, amidst our daily tasks of smiling, greeting, thanking, pinning, consulting, thinking, planning, creating, and of course sewing we often wonder? How does one keep up? Well, thanks to a new...

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Dress for Success: The Zip Yard are your work wear alteration specialists

Like it or not you are judged in the first 30 seconds of meeting someone by your personal appearance. Remember your appearance is a non-verbal form of communication in this visually orientated world where people think “What they see is what is what they get”. So remember to dress for success! First Rule is to...

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Suit Alterations and Tailoring: The Importance of a Good Tailor.

Let’s face it trying to find something that fits perfectly is nearly impossible. Where ever you are on the weight or height spectrum your fashion options can be limited. You probably have a wardrobe full of clothes that you have never worn and you get frustrated when you go into stores and nothing fits so...

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The Final Hurdle of the Debs Alterations Season

We are down to the last couple of weeks to what is an intense Debs season in our The Zip Yard alterations boutiques nationwide (http://thezipyard.ie/store-locator/).   So what better to showcase than some of the outfits we have worked on over the past few months in debs alterations season. From showstopping

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Tulle, le do thoil!

Are you thinking Ballerinas and Wedding Veils? Well these are what this fabric was traditionally used for but has since hit the catwalk after becoming a must-have for all fashion crazy girls. The great news is that Tulle comes in various colours and lengths. Top designers are showing just how trendy Tulle can be.

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MISUNDERSTOOD FABRIC……..BURLAP

From shipping to home wear and finally the wardrobe, Burlap has stood the test of time and for me is the most versatile fabric in the world! Typically used to store potatoes/grains and rice because of its amazing ability to absorb moisture. Burlap or also known as Hessian originated in Eastern Asia in the 19th was

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