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Shop the Look at Burgess, as seen on TV3 Ireland AM

Stylist Marietta Doran showed Sinead Desmond, Ciara Doherty and the Ireland AM viewers 2 fabulous looks from Burgess this morning with some gorgeous Smart Casual Style!

Stylist Marietta Doran on Ireland AM this morning with some gorgeous Smart Casual Style from Burgess

Look 1:

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  • Street One​ dress was €69.95 NOW ONLY €55.95
  • Carl Scarpa shoes €95

Look 2:

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  • GERRY WEBER​ top was €99.95 NOW ONLY €69.99 
  • Salsa​ jeans were €99.95 NOW €79.95
  • Nica​ bag was €85 NOW €68
  • Carl Scarpa shoes were €109 NOW ONLY €92

Best Father’s Day Gifts for Dad at Burgess

Father's Day Gift ideas at Burgess of Athlone

Father’s Day on June 18th is the perfect opportunity to remind Dad about how special he is! Whether he’s the kind of Dad that loves his caffeine kick or his little luxuries, we’ve something for all Dads in store. Here’s just a flavour.

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For Dad who loves his caffeine kick, treat him to Bodum Cafetiere €22.50, espresso mugs €4.50 each or set of 2 Judge double walled cappuccino cups just €17.95

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For Dad who loves to travel, you can pick him up this American Tourister Locknroll Suitcase €186.99, GANT wash bag €49.95, sunglasses €15 and 3 pack of socks from HJ Hall €19.95

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For Outdoorsy Dad, choose from Helly Hansen Crew Jacket €159.95 or Verglas Hybrid Insulator Jacket €229.95, GANT Cloud Jacket €299.95 and the ever useful 9-in-1 multi-tool kit just €10.95

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If your Dad loves his luxuries, spoil him with GANT V Neck Knit Pullover €14.95, Andre Chinos €89.95, GANT Short Sleeved Shirt €94.95, Cufflinks from €19.95 and GANT 3 pack cotton trucks €44.95

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More gift ideas at Burgess include Dartington Bew Craft Glass €21.95, Tommy Hilfiger Shirt €99.95, Tommy Hilfiger Polo €89.95, Polos from Pre End from €34.95, Leather Belts from €29.95 and Mens Hankies from €15

For more, pop instore on 1-7 Church Street, Athlone

Burgess Tops the Class for Quality School Uniforms

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Orders now being taken for school uniforms

Whether it’s for a hardwearing school jumper, or school tights in a matching colour, Burgess has everything you’ll need to make sure the kids are fully kitted out going back to school and throughout the school year.

Burgess stocks only ethically sourced and manufactured school uniform clothing with a commitment that all our school clothing is either made in Ireland or manufactured under guaranteed ethical conditions, with no child labour involved.

“We make this commitment to assure parents that, as well as being of top quality and durability, our school uniforms are “child friendly”, says Rosie Boles, Managing Director of Burgess.

Burgess accepts deposits on school uniform, giving customers the option to pay in installments to make it a little easier for parents. Veronica, our school uniform expert, makes sure to leave your child room to grow when fitting so now is a great time to come and see our uniform range in store.

Orders are now being taken for uniforms. Early bird offer – 10% off all school uniform items until end of June at Burgess.

  • Buy 2 shirts or blouses and get a 3rd HALF PRICE
  • Buy 2 polo shirts and get a 3rd HALF PRICE
  • Tights – Buy 2 pairs get a 3rd Pair Free (Sheldon) Various colours
  • Primary School trousers from €10.50 (navy & grey)
  • Secondary School trousers from €16.95 (navy & grey)
  • Primary School Crested knitwear from €20.00
  • Secondary School Crested Knitwear from €29.00
  • 15% OFF Babywear
  • 30% OFF Kidswear for ages 3 – 16 years

‘Love Denim’ Weekend at Burgess NOW ON

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Without a doubt, jeans are the one clothing item we rely on the most. They’re easy to style and super comfortable, too. That’s why every season, we continue to add to our ‘denim’ collection with new washes and new cuts.

And some might be surprised to know just what a great range of denim you’ll find at Burgess this Summer, from interesting finishes and unconventional cuts to modern washes and classic straights.

While we will always love our skinny jeans and classic straight legs, it’s also fun to be adventurous when it comes to denim.

For a great Summer look, wear a pair of cropped denims to show off your ankles and shoes.

Or, for something really Summery, try a pair of jeans in white, not-quite-white, or an earthy tan hue. These neutral-colour jeans will go with everything in your wardrobe.

The denim jacket is back in a serious way too, and is a must have for this years Summer wardrobe.

Burgess ‘Love Denim’ Event takes place Thursday to Saturday June 1st to 3rd. The perfect excuse to add some ‘denim’ style to your wardrobe, there will be 10% OFF all ladies and men’s’ denim instore, jeans, jackets, shirts, skirts, the lot.

Recycle a pair of your old jeans and enjoy 20% OFF!

And try on a pair of jeans from the DEX Denim collection and be in with a chance to get them for free.

For full promotion details, see Burgess, Athlone on Facebook.

Mens Suits Event NOW ON – Suits from €259 with FREE shirt & tie worth up to €149

Mens Suit Event - Burgess of Athlone

 

If there’s one item of mens clothing worth investing in, it’s a tailored suit! Suits are definitely back in fashion, with a host of celebrities topping best dressed lists across the globe in theirs. A well dressed man requires a suit that is timeless in style and maintains a conservative elegance. His suit is expertly fitted – not short or tight – he needs space to move effortlessly. Your suit should reflect your body shape and therefore fit appropriately.

Currently at Burgess Mens Suit event, there are suits available from €259. Plus, receive a free choice of shirt & tie worth up to €149, including shirts by EternaSeidenstickerUno Super Slim & more. Suits are available in sizes 36 to 54, but hurry this is only while stocks last.

A good suit will be cut to flatter the wearer’s best features and diminish any flaws. The experts in Burgess Menswear know how to skilfully fit and select the suit that best matches both the wearer’s build and the purpose intended for the suit – be it office wear, formal occasions, or simply smart wear. 

Stocking suits from classic and business to slim fit across a variety of well-known and widely recognised quality brands such as RemusGibsonLambrettaScott and Strellson to name but a few. 

Burgess also offers a wide selection of formal men’s footwear and accessories from cufflinks to neckties to complete your look from head to toe whatever the occasion. Whether it’s a stunning silk tie or a pair of Barker quality crafted leather shoes, we have everything you need to complete your look. We also have a range of leather shoes from Remus and Gordon Bros reduced from €119.99 to just €99.99 for a limited time only! As well as a suit hire service catering for wedding parties, graduations, debs and black tie events.

For more information call 090 647 2005 or email info@burgessofathlone.ie

His, Hers & Home Event NOW ON

 His Hers and Home Event - Burgess of Athlone

Mens Suits from €259 NOW ON
PLUS Free Shirt & Tie worth up to €149

Bra Fitting Fortnight until April 29th
FREE Bra Fitting PLUS 10% OFF Bras

Up to 60% OFF Homeware NOW ON
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Bra Fitting Experts in Store with 10% OFF All Bras

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64% of all women who responded to our survey hadn’t had a professional bra fitting in 12 months or more, with 28% admitting that it had been so long they couldn’t remember, get FREE Bra Fitting and 10% off all Bras during our Bra Fitting Event from 13th – 29th April.

Feel fabulous with your perfect fit at our Panache Fitting Event on Tuesday, April 25th from 10.30am – 5.30pm in our Lingerie Department. Come along and meet Panache expert fitter Tina McCarthy.

Join us in store on Friday, April 28th from 10am – 5pm as experts from premium lingerie brands Fantasie, Freya & Wacoal will be on hand in Burgess to give customers expert advice on how to choose the perfect bra for their individual size and shape.

SURVEY RESULTS: Burgess conduct revealing survey to uncover womens bra habits

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As part of a campaign to promote the importance of wearing a well fitting bra Burgess Department store in Athlone conducted a revealing survey of women and asked them to open their underwear drawers and to be honest about their bra habits.

Over 570 ladies responded and here’s what they said.

63% of respondents claimed they knew their bra size, with a 37% not knowing or not sure.

However, 64% of all women who responded hadn’t had a professional bra fitting in 12 months or more, with 28% admitting that it had been so long they couldn’t remember when! 32% of women who responded hadn’t updated their bra drawer and bought a new bra in 12 months or more.

While 63% claimed to know their bra size, 40% of respondents admitted experiencing some kind of discomfort when wearing their bra with straps that slide being the commonest complaint of 52%. Just 13% reported no discomfort when wearing their bra. When it came to sports and exercise and wearing a sports bra, a whopping 43% of ladies claimed not to own or use a sports bra at all with just 14% saying they always wear a sports bra when exercising. The survey received 570 responses. Over 55% of respondents were between the ages of 35 to 55, 36% over 55 and 11% between the ages of 18 to 34.

Commenting on the survey results, resident bra fitting expert and lingerie consultant at Burgess Veronica Mc Donald said, “This was a really revealing exercise and which confirms that while many of us think we’re wearing the correct size bra, results reveal many of us aren’t. Lots of factors can cause a change in our bust size and shape – age, weight fluctuation, illness, pregnancy – so to ensure maximum comfort when wearing our bras at all times, a regular bra fitting every 6 months is a must to be sure.”

“We women have been told many times that what what we wear underneath our clothes is just as (if not more) important than the clothes themselves. Wearing the wrong bra can ruin an outfit and be extremely uncomfortable. Still, this survey confirms that many women continue to make bra mistakes every day. So there’s is a lot of work to be done educate women how to best look after our bras and breasts.” Burgess is known for making women look and feel more beautiful by styling them in properly fitted bras.

With more than 100 sizes ranging from AA to K cup, Burgess specialises in helping women feel more confident starting with what they wear under their clothing. When women are supported and lifted, they feel more confident because their clothes fit better, they are not self-conscious about bra issues like straps falling or back band rising and they may have improved posture.

“Women naturally feel more confident when they look their best – which they do when they wear properly fitted lingerie and that is why we specialise in the bra fitting experience. We want every woman to look and feel her very best every time she leaves our fitting rooms with a new bra.” So ladies maybe it’s time for us to throw away that bra we’ve been wearing for three years and slip into something a bit more… comfortable.

Burgess in Athlone offers a discreet and expert complimentary bra fitting service. and one of the widest range of bras and ladies shapewear in Ireland. A Bra Fitting Fortnight runs from April 13th to 29th with 10% off any bra purchase with bra fitting.

Marietta Doran to host Springtime Style Sessions instore at Saturday, March 11th

Springtime Style Sessions - Burgess of Athlone

Burgess in Athlone will launch their Spring Summer Fashion Collection on Saturday March 11th with Ireland’s best known stylist Marietta Doran in-store to host a series of Springtime Style Sessions.

With help from models of Catwalk Model Agency, Marietta will showcase a selection of looks from Burgess Spring Summer Fashion Collections taking place on the Ladies Fashion floor.

The sessions will showcase lots of great ‘easy to wear’ looks and inspiration for all styles, occasions and sizes and will also feature some great looks from Burgess Mens’ Department. It’s the perfect opportunity to learn more about Spring/Summer must-have trends, colours, textures and exciting new labels at Burgess.

Marietta will be on hand all day too, to offer one to one style tips, inspiration and advice on all things fashion.

Announcing the Springtime Style Sessions, Rosie Boles of Burgess said, “We’re delighted to launch our season and our gorgeous fashion with Marietta. Her effortless style and innate sense of fashion really speaks to our customer. And, for our customers this event will be a perfect opportunity have a little personal fashion consultation with arguably Ireland’s leading personal shopper”.

Marietta Doran is a name renowned with all things fashion and style related in Ireland. As well as being a sought after personal shopper and stylist, Marietta regularly hosts fashion slots on IRELAND AM and Xpose,

She is the foremost commentator on fashion at all the glamorous meetings in the horseracing calendar and is well known to TV viewers as the resident fashion presenter on RTE Racing and Channel 4 Racing.

Burgess of Athlone Springtime Style Sessions start at noon on Saturday March 11th.

Fashion Shows will take place at 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm.

No booking is necessary but make sure to arrive early to secure your seat.

Burgess will also be running a competition on the day to win a €250 gift card to help one lucky person to really Spring into Style this season.