When and why did you open Circus?
Circus was opened in July 2007. We were initially four partners in the store, but are now three: Aisling Farinella, Fiona Mullen & Damien Gahan
We opened Circus because we all shared a love for contemporary and innovative fashion design. It started out as an opportune meeting of two girls buying vintage (Ciara & Aisling) and a couple (Fiona and Damien) retailing contemporary designers in their previous store Proxy. Since then it has grown into a very special store selling very special pieces.
What is your mission statement/what do you hope to achieve with the
Do you feel Dublin/Ireland in general is lacking in retail spaces
offering smaller, but often critically esteemed designers?
part of Cheap as Chips. Are there any future projects/exhibitions planned
for the store?
For womens we have our first collection from print gods Eley Kishimoto this season. Very exciting!
responsible for the store’s aesthetic?