Sisters celebrate start of sustainable fashion venture

COUNTRY music singer Sinead Black is celebrating the start of an exciting new adventure with the opening of a new boutique store in the Twin Towns.

Cherry Blossom Boutique which is located in College Court, Main Street, Ballybofey officially opened on Wednesday afternoon with a champagne reception.

The boutique is really unique as their focus is on promoting sustainable fashion. They sell both new and pre-loved bespoke pieces.


“We have plenty of new stock to bring to the town but our power is in our pre loved section,” Sinead told the Donegal News.

Cherry Blossom Boutique is a joint venture between Sinead and her sister Cilla, who is a qualified interior designer with a keen eye for fashion.

The idea for the boutique was inspired by Sinead’s bustling music career, with her many live performances there was a constant pressure to be dressed in the latest fashion.

The busy country singer couldn’t keep up so she turned to her fashion savvy sister. Cilla started sourcing her pre loved pieces for her performances opposed to focusing on fast fashion trends.

They quickly realised that many others felt the same pressures when it came to shopping for occasion wear.

Sinead explained how there is a big push for sustainability and affordability in fashion at the minute, and that they want to cater to that market.

Even before officially opening their doors the duo have been busy providing customers with a unique shopping experience, by sourcing them with bespoke outfits for the big occasions in their life.


“There was a woman in who has an upcoming wedding, she gave us her sizing and colouring and we sourced her an outfit.

“It’s really lovely to be able to find somebody something that they need. It is a great feeling,” Sinead said.

As well as sourcing second hand clothing they will also be buying pre loved pieces from their customers.

“We all have that outfit we have worn once, that just hangs in our wardrobe.

“So we are bringing them to back to life and bringing them to other people,” Sinead added.

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