Our Story

Beginning over 40 years ago as a humble market stall, The Harlequin is a family run business run by Fiona Smyth & Susanna Smyth we were based in the heart of Dublin city’s bustling creative quarter with a reputation for supplying quality vintage clothes for nearly 30 years on castle market. 

 Susanna Smyth, established the shop in The Dandelion Market during the 1970’s, I (Fiona) joined forces in the early 1990’s having previously worked in wardrobe on films like Michael Collins, The Old Curiosity Shop, and War of the Buttons. Over the years both my children and many of my friends have worked with me in our little old shop on a busy pedestrian street wedged between the Powerscourt  Town House and the George’s Street Arcade.

We believe in hand picking and selling mid-priced vintage goods and a small selection of new accessories for  the fashion-conscious customer and like-minded fashion lovers. With men’s and women’s vintage and modern clothing we want  to provide something for every taste, style and budget.

So the updated story is we have closed our lovely vintage shop in Dublin city and are now operating online. We have great plans for the future and want to develop  the website further. It is an exciting new venture that we hope you will join us in and enjoy most of all! Our aim is to give you a  modern vintage website. We will be adding contemporary and vintage clothes to the site. 

Watch this space!