The REAL deal

It's very rare that I fall in love with a shop. I'm so fussy and have very specific taste. I like classic pieces that I can wear time and time again. It's been a long time since an independent retailer has really caught my eye but new store Real on the Lisburn Road has truly stolen my heart. Located along the same row as Space NK and another of my favourites, Harrison, Real is a welcome addition to the boutiques of Belfast.

Owned by sister dream team Roisin and Maria (pictured with me above- how gorgeous are they!?), the ladies have hand-picked brands that are exclusive to Real on the island of Ireland. The ladies know a thing or two about fashion having previously owned Panache, also on the Lisburn Road. Their new store Real is an Aladdin's cave of stunning clothes, beautiful accessories and sumptuous bath & body products. I can't put into one post all of the stunning brands they stock as many of them do really need to be felt in real life! However, things that particularly caught my eye were the Bamford range of body and bath products. The spa quality products smell divine and I'm dying to try their cleanser that I've read a lot about online. They also stock handbags by the designer Meli Melo that have been worn by the likes of Kate Middleton.

If you love things that are a wee bit different, Real is a must visit. The ladies are so lovely and really understand how to make pieces work for your body shape. Real is definitely going to become a staple of my shopping rounds! 

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