Folkster - Born in Ireland.
Folkster is an independent, family-owned lifestyle store, founded by stylist Blanaid Hennessy in 2008. The idea behind Folkster was to create a bohemian treasure trove of a store combined with the highest standard of customer service and styling.
We started as a small vintage store in Co. Kilkenny, growing responsibly over the years to create our own occasion wear - proudly designed here in Folkster Ireland. We now have two Folkster stores in Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin - and Patrick St. Kilkenny. We also have a Folkster Bridal store in Kilkenny too, and you can find our collections on folkster.com
Our team designs the shapes, beadwork and fits in our Folkster gowns, dresses and accessories. We then hand pick our fabrics and shades, working with our trusted family-run production partners in Spain and India.
We really listen to our customers, the design team regularly meets with our stylists and customer care team to get your feedback, which we then use to finalise our designs!
THE FOLKSTER FAMILY
Our small team has grown from just Blanaid and her family ; brother Eoin (Photographer) sister Roisin (Head of Bridal) our Mam Kay (Vintage Buyer) along with our Dad, Joe (delivers our stock) and brother Aran (Videographer) to over 50 team members. We are so proud that many of our team have been with us for years, and we do our best to create a respectful, happy, rewarding and positive work environment.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO WORK WITH US? VISIT TO OUR CAREERS PAGE >>HERE<<
The Folkster team hand picks all of our homewares, gifting and mystic - and we only buy from reputable suppliers. We are always adding new stuff to our collections, and restocking our bestsellers, based on feedback from our amazing customers.
We built our first store in Kilkenny using old pallets from Blanaid's family farm, and Blanaid and the creative team still design our own shop fittings, which are made here in Ireland. We also recently built a full outdoor set for our photoshoots using some recycled finds; like old paving stones, wooden doors and scaffolding planks!
Folkster is thrilled to have featured on television and in magazines - from Elle Japan to Vogue UK, along with many bridal sites and real wedding posts worldwide. Folkster is worn by stylish folk like Angela Scanlon, Amy Huberman, Vogue Williams, Sinead Kennedy, Jennifer Zamperelli and a seriously talented crew - including you hopefully! If you ARE wearing Folkster, please do hashtag us : #folkster
MEET OUR TEAM
All of our Folkster family love what we do, and take a lot of pride in their work. We also believe in high standards of customer care, led by our Customer Care Manager Ricki and are always happy to offer honest advice and answers to any style related question you may have!