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Racing season is upon us!

Whether you go for the more relaxed style or all out glamour The Zip Yard are here for all your alteration needs. Did you know that Racing season is upon us and tweed is making a big comeback this year? I’m sure many of you have a few pieces  in your wardrobes that may be...

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Courtney Smith uses The Zip Yard’s Vintage restyling service

Top Fashion Stylist Courtney Smith has long been a customer of ours here at The Zip Yard. She always has some eclectic and unique pieces to revamp, restyle or even mend (like Courtney’s favourite piece, a vintage animal print kimono which we regularly repair invisibly for her here in South Anne Street: Read about it...

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From Mama to Me – Restyle your way to fashion success

There’s nothing more precious than a piece from your mother’s wardrobe, or in other words – From Mama to Me! Being able to wear those sentimental items makes us gals even more emotional about our clothes (If that’s even possible). Take a tired piece and  put your own stamp on it! Its easy

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When Two Become One

“Waste Not Want Not” as the old saying goes, when two become one everyone’s happy! Do you have tops in your wardrobe that you never wear for one reason or another? My pet peeve is my arms! I have so many lovely blouses that never get an outing for fear my bingo wings will be...

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Winter Rumblings

Winter out, Summer in please, we know all about winter rumblings. But here’s an idea for those of you most organised and fashion focused. Why not delve into your dressing rooms and see if last years winter coat will make it to A/W2014. Is it too shabby to be chic? Can you save your duffle...

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Channel 4’s “This Old Thing” does The Zip Yard Thaaaang

Are you obsessed with Channel 4s latest new TV show with Dawn O’Porter? We can’t get enough of “This Old Thing” (Click here for info). But guess what? This is old hat (pardon the pun) for us because remodeling garments is our daily grind at The Zip Yard. Some of our favourite work is up...

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10 Celebrity inspired Alterations to make Petite frames look Taller

Ok curvy girls move over, we might be small but us petites frames have plenty to dress about. So we weren’t blessed with bountiful bosoms or hour glass gorgeousness but we can  look & feel sexy. Don’t be fooled, just cause we are skinny doesn’t mean we look good in everything. Like our curvy

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Tit for That..

Tit for that, we know it’s a little shocking but read on for enlightenment. Guess what ladies, Big Busts are Back ! Well that’s what  the fashion powers that be are saying anyway.  Fear not, we at The Zip Yard know exactly how to incorporate these into the curvy gals wardrobe with some well placed

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Lovely in Lace

Lace has been very popular these last few seasons and, rather than going out and buying a whole new outfit, there are simple ways that lace can be incorporated into your current wardrobe. Lace can be easily bought in Hickeys and below are five ways lace can be added to items in your wardrobe. 1....

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Let Everyone feel and look great for that special occasion!

A wedding is the most important day in any girl’s life when she likes to feel like it’s a special occasion. She is marrying the person she loves and she gets to wear the perfect dress and she is surrounded by the people she loves the most. All eyes are on her and she feels...

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