Mags and Liz Horgan – Finesse Bridal Wear
A wish made by Sydney harbour bridge on 31/12/1998 saw sisters Mags and Liz Horgan open Finesse Bridal Wear in January 2000. The sisters were living in Sydney at the time, Liz working in the equine industry and Mags working in fashion. Mags had long since wanted to open a bridal shop but was obviously anxious about going it alone. While watching the fireworks on new years eve in such an idyllic setting she persuaded Liz to go along with her dream. On returning back to Ireland the sisters took advice from their friend Finbar Quill, from Quills woollen mills and the rest is history. Mags confides that the stars aligned for them to realise their wish. “We had no money, no premises and really no idea where to start but after speaking to Finbar everything just seemed to fall into place.
Finesse Bridal Wear opened its doors on 18th January 2000 in the square in Listowel and moved to 69 Church Street 18 month later. The shop boasts a large dressing area which is private and gives the bride space to walk around while trying on the gowns. They stock leading designers from Ireland, Great Britain and Australia. They have over 150 different styles on their shop floor catering for every bride’s taste and desires. Sizes range from size 8 to size 30 in the store which caters for all shapes and
sizes. The ladies are very aware that most girls are not a standard size 10 so endeavour to purchase the best styles that will enhance the figure of the bride no matter the size. They are currently very excited about a relatively new label for the curvy bride which is proving to be a great success. They also stock all the accessories that enhance the bridal gown, headpieces, veils and jewelry are all in store. This makes the bridal experience a much easier task when the bride can try on the various accessories with their chosen gown. They work by appointment which ensures a one to one private consultation for the bride to be.