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Ennis Fashion Week – a true sign of retailers’ confidence

DETAILS for this year’s Ennis Fashion Week were unveiled this week, with organisers planning to bring an even sharper focus on the wide range of fashion retailers and leisure service providers located in the town.

Cheeky.....At the launch of Ennis Fashion Week 2009, which takes  place from 17-25th October, were;  Maeve Culligan, County Boutique, Tina Grogan D'Auria, Bambinos, Mary Jo Duffy, Pharmacist and Gwen Culligan, County Boutique. Photograph by John Kelly

This year’s event, the third annual Ennis Fashion Week, takes place from Saturday, October 17 to Sunday, October 25. The resilience of businesses, in the face of the challenges of the straitened economy of 2009, is underlined by Ennis Fashion Week, according to chairperson Gwen Culligan who declared, “Local retailers are riding out the recession because of a long-term commitment to high levels of customer service, innovative product ranges and a reputation for value. 
“These qualities ensure not only business resilience and longevity but the building blocks of a thriving fashion retail centre. Indeed, it is these qualities that are at the core of the success that is Ennis Fashion Week.”
The week will include a fabulous and tantalising range of promotions from retailers, with an even greater focus on value than ever, together with a range of fashion-themed events and shows, including an Afternoon of Fashion and the ever popular, and unashamedly glamorous, Ennis Style & Glamour Awards.
In addition, the week will comprise late-night opening on the Thursday, together with Sunday trading on the last day of the week.
Rita McInerney, CEO of Ennis Chamber, is highly supportive of the event. She commented, “Ennis Fashion Week has cemented the reputation of the town, nationally, as a fantastic place to shop. Indeed, even people like Marian Finnucane and Kathryn Thomas have endorsed the town as ‘the boutique capital of Ireland’. I encourage all local businesses to support the initiative, either as a sponsor or by advertising in the brochure and website promoting the event.  All businesses, from fashion retailers for men, women and children to hair and beauty salons to jewellery and gift shops to hotels, bars and cafes/restaurants, should get involved in the buzz that is Ennis Fashion Week.”
The event is financed by local businesses, with significant support from Ennis Town Council, Shannon Development and Ennis Chamber.

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