An exciting new fashion and design market showcasing local and Irish designers will kick off just before Christmas to satisfy the cravings of last-minute shoppers hitting Belfast’s high street. For the first time fashion lovers will have the opportunity to mingle and buy directly from designers under one roof at The Fashion Souk Design Market hosted in Una Rodden’s city centre boutique.

The Design Market’s organiser Alyson McElroy Jones said; “My vision for the Design Market is that it becomes a monthly staple in the Irish shopping diet in 2009. With the credit crunch I think people are shopping more carefully and this market allows them to buy directly from a local designer – they will get a quality, lasting product as well as a very refreshingly different retail experience.”

Shoppers at the Design Market will enjoy the laid-back beats of DJ Sofakid as they browse the gorgeous collections of talented designers and couture vintage. Graffiti artists and accessory creators will also be showcasing their latest work. Labels already on board include Catherine B, Una Rodden, Zoe Boomer, Curious Tales, Tee & Toast and Jenny Simon.

Save the date: Sunday 21st December
Time: 12noon – 7pm
Venue: Una Rodden Boutique, 50 Upper Arthur Street, Belfast