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Mega Summer Sale – Buyers Top Picks
To help you make the best purchases during our McElhinneys Mega Sale event we have got the experts involved to give us some recommendations to avoid those impulse buys.
Our amazing buyers have selected their top 5 picks from the sale from each department. Grab a bargain that also becomes a staple part of your wardrobe. These picks are great inspiration and introduction to some of the quality brands we have in the sale. We have a selection of products from across the store handpicked by our buyers giving shoppers an insight into the best buys of the sale.
If you see something you like do not delay! Stock is limited, and our buyers picks and are sure to sell out quick. Happy bargain hunting!
Iris Footwear Buyer
Iris has chosen a combination of shoes that will compliment your wardrobe in many ways. Iris describes how customers want “A perfect mix of comfort whilst adding a touch of glamour. As some of us are going back to the workplace, attending special occasions, or having some long overdue catch up with friends, it’s nice to feel dressed up.” Iris’s picks below are sure to help transition your wardrobe to accommodate every occasion this summer.
This Betsy snake print slider is a wonderful addition to your wardrobe. The striking print adds a touch of colour, has a little block heel, and is versatile to wear with any outfit. Iris loves these so much she is grabbing a pair for her summer wardrobe. Was €36.95, NOW €18.47.
This Alpe neutral-toned trainer is ideal for a smart-casual look. Dress down summer floral dresses and skirts with these neutral tone trainers. These are a nice change from the standard white trainer, the nude shade with an eye-catching snakeskin at the heel gives these trainers an edge. Was €115, NOW €57.50.
These Tommy Hilfiger shoes are the perfect summer sandal with classic Tommy Hilfiger colours, two-tone espadrille, and buckle detail that can be adjusted. “These are excellent quality and versatile to wear with." An absolute steal at the sale price, perfect with jeans and dresses to compliment your summer wardrobe. Was €95, NOW €47.50.
These XTI beautiful red and tan wedges are a perfect option for any heel lovers. The two-tone woven wedge is a great way to add a pop of colour to your wardrobe. “These are ideal as they give you some height, they are so lightweight for summer and a really versatile shoe to add to your wardrobe”. These are also available in a sunny yellow colour. Was €45.95, NOW €22.97.
This is a new brand to McElhinneys. “These are a great investment piece at a bargain price, brown soft real leather shoes with a rubber sole which is ideal for our Irish weather. These will take you through to autumn and if you look after them next Spring/Summer”. A great fitting soft shoe, with a catwalk inspired gold buckle detail at the front adding a sophisticated look. These would be a great option as a work shoe. Was €109.90, NOW to €54.95.
Roisin Kids Buyer
Roisin describes how “the nostalgia of my own childhood influences and inspires me when I select the clothes for the store. I remember what it is like to be a child, and always have them in mind when I am purchasing for the store. What would they like and feel comfortable in?”
“We forget that children have also missed out on so many occasions this year from birthday parties, communions and confirmations. It is nice for them to wear clothing that makes them feel special. Wearing bright fun clothing inspires confidence and positivity, which is so important.” Roisin is inspired by bright colours, and playful designs that allow children to express themselves through fashion. The innocence, fun and joy of childhood are reflected in her chosen pieces.
“This is just quirky and different for the navy and blue for little boys. It is sometimes hard to find something eye catching for little boys, this is so funky and almost has a vintage look." This is perfect outfit for a summer staycation as it is practical there is buttons and an elastic waist and is really roomy for your little one whilst still being on trend. Was €38.95, NOW to €19.47.
“I instantly fell in love with this co-ord due to the designer inspired look. Matching sets are so versatile and can be worn separately which is great to get wear out of clothes for your little one as they grow” This comes in up to age 5 so it is perfect to match siblings, is there anything cuter?! Shirt was €26.95, NOW €13.48. Shorts was €23.95, NOW to €11.97.
“Lavender is so on trend right now, I love these as they are practical so comfortable, with subtle branding. These are 100% cotton and can be mixed and matched with different tshirts. A good staple for a summer wardrobe. WAS €54.90 NOW €47.45
A denim jacket is an essential in every wardrobe. This jacket is beautifully made the level of detail on the back the embroidery. The quality is excellent, and has a high end look “this piece a perfect example of combining fun bright clothing with practical everyday staple”. The jacket is perfect for over summer dresses and can also be dressed down with joggers. WAS €56.95 NOW €28.48
“I chose these dresses as they are incredible value for money. They are so versatile and come in 2 size ranges mini and kid girl and in 4 colours. It could also be worn with tights coming into the cooler months." WAS €12.95 NOW €6.48
Sarah Women’s Buyer
Sarah has chosen a selection of her favourite brands in-store. She has given a variety of outfits suitable for any occasion. “These are amazing quality pieces that can be added to your lifelong capsule wardrobe. It was difficult to choose one piece from each brand as the selection is fantastic. I would suggest you use these 5 brands as a guide to help you find the best quality buys in-store. There really is something for everyone and I know you will find some fantastic bargains to elevate your wardrobe for the coming seasons. “
“Iblues is designer lead high on-trend fashion. This brand is catwalk inspired and quirky perfect for dinner dates and brunch with the girls. This is a brand that brings you from day to night." These kick-flare trousers are a on-trend but still a classic shape to add to your wardrobe staples. These take you from work to the weekend and are so flattering on. WAS €155 NOW €77.50
“This is a Turkish brand that is new to McElhinneys. Hukka is a layering brand and is to be worn oversized which is perfect for comfort as it is exceptionably wearable. Athleisure style at its best.” This embellished top is made from lightweight material, tie front and drop shoulder it is a key piece for your wardrobe. WAS €72 NOW €36
Masai is a Danish brand. They design clothing for women that prefer a feminine personal style that is highly versatile. This tunic is an ideal representation of the brand. It has the beautiful graphic floral print, multi-functional and is so wearable. This brand is all about layering, this top can be worn open as a shacket, or with trousers or skirts. WAS €109 NOW €54.50
Camelot is a designer lead brand that is a firm favourite in McElhinneys. Camelot brings our customers affordable fashion each season that your wardrobe will thank you for! WAS €119 NOW €59.50
“Marella is designer lead with really great quality with rich fabric. This is a luxury brand with perfect pieces for any special occasion. The contrasting pops of colour, hot pinks and black combines the feminine with a little bit of edge." This dress is a statement piece with the ombre print, fully pleated satin fabric perfect for a black-tie event or wedding. WAS €459 to NOW €229.50
Brian Menswear Buyer
The demand for comfortable clothing is still popular amongst our customers. It is so important, but the smart casual look is transitioning to accommodate being back in the office, socializing with friends and attending special events. “The pieces I have chosen are great to bring an outfit from casual to a smart casual look. They are versatile pieces that can be dressed up or down.”
These polos come in two different colours, perfect for summer and have excellent quality material. Superdry is another brand that is great value for money. We have a great selection here in-store and it is a brand that has something for everyone. WAS €47.95 NOW €24
Ted Baker is a high-quality brand and always has a good selection of styles for our customers. I chose these shoes as they are another transition piece due to the tan colour. With a leather upper and white sole these are a good staple shoe that can be worn year-round. WAS €164.50 NOW €64.50
“This brand is great for a younger man that wants something comfortable but trendy, it is 100% which is good for the summer months”. Red is a nice way to add some colour to your wardrobe. WAS €40 NOW €20
“As you can tell from my top picks Super Dry is a favourite of mine. It is of exceptional quality and there is such a good selection of some great staple pieces in the store. This brand is perfect for wardrobe staples this jacket is an investment piece at a bargain price. A great transition piece and is perfect for layering especially in the cooler summer evenings. It is versatile and can be dressed up or down." WAS €95.95 NOW €67.17
This floral print shirt is an alternative to a striped or check print. It is 100% cotton and lightweight which is ideal for eveningwear. “I chose this shirt as it is perfect for a smart-casual look, paired with dark denim.” WAS €99.00 NOW €49.50
Amanda Homeware and Accessories Buyer
Our Home is our sanctuary we have spent so much time over the past year. Our home served us as a workplace, gym, school, as well as the place we switch off. It is important to separate these spaces and it is a perfect time to revamp your home. The pieces below are some great ways of changing how you think about your space and falling in love with your home again. I have also added some lovely gift ideas as we are attending more social occasions that you may want to bring a little something along. It’s definitely time to treat ourselves after a difficult year.
We often forget about our cutlery and make do with what is there. However, cutlery is an essential part of any home and really adds to your dining experience. It helps dress any dining table and spruce up your home. This is fantastic quality and value at that price. It would be an ideal housewarming or wedding gift. WAS €180 NOW €84.95
This is the perfect way to create calm and make your space feel more homely. The scent is perfect for the coming autumn months to give your home that cosy feel. It is also a great gift for any candle lover. WAS €34.95 NOW €19.95
This bedding is pure luxury at 100% fine combed cotton which is so breathable especially in these summer months. A lot of customers are opting for crisp white bedding as the core colour. Adding texture and colour with throws and cushions. White is a great option for bedding as it is so versatile and can still be incorporated to your bedroom even if you redecorate. It also gives the feeling of staying in a hotel, there really is nothing better than a crisp white perfectly made bed. NOW 50% OFF, available single to superking.
Pilgrim Cassie Crystal Necklace, Silver
Pilgrim is a popular brand here at McElhinneys with lots to offer in the range. There is something for every age group. I chose this beautiful piece pendant necklace with diamante. It is the perfect to dress up an outfit. WAS €34.95 to NOW €17.48
Amanda's STAR BUY - Katie Loxton Secret Message Perfect Pouch ‘Hello Sunshine’, Ochre
This little bag is a beautiful way to add a pop of colour to your outfit. It is a beautiful mustard shade which makes it a transitional into autumn/winter. It is also 100% vegan leather. I have chosen this as my star buy as I think it will suit everyone and can be worn in a variety of ways and it is an absolute bargain at 64% off. WAS €27.95 NOW €10That is all of our buyers top picks from our Summer Mega Sale. We hope this helped you out - act fast to avoid disappointment as stocks are selling out so quickly! Catriona x