THE MAGICAL MAKING OF CHRISTMAS

Christmas is a time for making memories, and as we have always been at the heart of Ireland’s greatest cities, our windows and our stores have become the place where those memories are made. This year we celebrate the architectural details with our windows and The Marvel Room paying homage to the Brown Thomas building of old and the magnificent architecture that surrounds it.
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BEHIND OUR SPECTACULAR WINDOWS

This Christmas we celebrate our city's most loved architecture, from the glorious gates at Stephen's Green to the clock at Trinity College and our very own iconic building on Grafton Street. There's also a nod to our original red doors in The Marvel Room; when I go through these doors I feel like I have entered a magical world, and I have!

John Redmond, Creative Director Brown Thomas

From an enchanted snow covered interior as seen in Dr Zhivago to decorative architectural details, the inspiration for our Christmas windows comes from everywhere, and the result is a spectacle of great beauty. This year our Dublin store sees 8 very different scenes inspired by the city, but did you know we will have even more Christmas magic to enjoy in our stores? Look out for the following...

THE MARVEL ROOM

This year John Redmond and our creative team took inspiration for The Marvel Room from the iconic details of the original Brown Thomas store on Grafton Street, and by the Georgian and Victorian architecture that surrounds our greatest cities - Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway. This year on Level 1 enter a wondrous room with our re-imagined iconic red doors, decorative windows and fireplaces all showcasing the most beautiful and exclusive gifting gathered from around the world.

BROWN THOMAS DRUMMER BOYS

Drum roll please for the fabulous, large rather than little drummer boys that will be seen dotted around our stores this Christmas. And did you know the finest gifts they bring? Pa rum pum pum pum.

THE DOORMEN

Elegantly dressed and at your service, see our doormen dressed up in Christmas style on hand for all your Christmas queries.

BEAUTY @ CLARENDON STREET

Don't forget our Beauty Lounge and a magical array of exclusives are just around the corner on Clarendon Street. Drop by for some pampering beauty treats this festive season.

MAN ABOUT TOWN

Our Creative Director John Redmond has an eye for style, art and what's happening in Dublin town, as there is no one so close to where it’s at in the city we asked him to talk through his favourite Christmas haunts, traditions, tipples and buys for the festive season.

What do you love about Dublin?

The people, the ever changing city and the Georgian and Victorian architecture. One glance at our Georgian squares at Christmas all done up with wreaths and glittering trees in the windows is enough to get into the atmosphere of the season.

Downtime in the city?

I have a little dog called Lou Lou and I love going for walks with her in Merrion Square, it is especially beautiful in autumn and in winter, and it’s a great spot to take in some art on Sundays as the city’s artists display their pieces to the public around the park.

What’s your favourite part of Christmas?

Walking down Grafton Street and taking in the atmosphere, the lights on the street. I also love introducing new traditions and ideas to Christmas. Clarendon Street behind our Grafton Street store is a hidden gem with the Beauty Lounge and festive lights leading you to seasonal treats.

Where do you find inspiration in the city?

One of my great passions is art so the newly refurbished National Gallery of Ireland is such a stunning building, I love to look at Irish art, and the artist Louis le Brocquy is a particular favourite.

What is on your wish list this Christmas?

Balenciaga trainers, the oversized Hockney art book from The Marvel Room and The Christmas Cracker hamper the ultimate seasonal indulgence full of all things naughty and nice.

SHOP THE MARVEL ROOM

VOGUE
Vogue: Voice Of A Century

€850.00

THE WHITE COMPANY
Winter Star Tealight Set

€24.00

VIKTOR & ROLF
Magic Dirty Trick EDP 75ml

€175.00

FORNASETTI PROFUMI
Check Face Scented Candle

€285.00

FLYING GADGETS
Audi TT Ride-On Car

€395.00

IAMPLUS
Buttons In-Ear Bluetooth Earphones

€199.95

SMYTHSON
Panama Zip-Around Purse Large

€345.00

ISHARYA
Crystal and Pearl Cuff Bracelet

€120.00

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