A new shop has opened its door on Water Street, Donegal Town, stocking original, unworn pieces from the 90s and 00s Atlantic collection.

Hannah Quinn is the person who is now bringing this vintage collection to a new generation of shoppers in the town, but it’s really a whole family affair.

“People are delighted to see something new open in the space where my dad and Grandad had their grocery store since 1949,” explains Hannah.

Quinn’s shop sadly closed its door for the last time in February 2020 and has remained empty through the lock downs, until now, when with a lick of paint and a creative eye, it’s been totally reinvented.

“It’s like being given a great big hug by Water Street” said Hannah, talking about the warm welcome she’s received from residents, traders and shoppers in the street where she was born and grew up.

Hannah’s grandfather first established the shop in 1949!

Hannah’s mum, Julie Griffiths, first created the Atlantic label in 1993, selling her designs around Ireland and internationally for over 15 years. And many of her past clientele are delighted to see the timeless designs for sale again.

“Customers are telling me about all the pieces they still have in their wardrobes because of the quality of the make and materials. They are garments that you will keep and wear forever.”

Hannah has been selling the stock to young shoppers on Depop (@atlanticknitwear) whilst at home in Donegal during lockdown.

As the town welcomes visitors once again, she decided to bring it to the high street for the month of August, before she heads off again on her travels. Stocks are limited, so once they’re gone, that’s it – move fast or miss out!

Find Hannah at the Atlantic pop-up shop in Water Street, Donegal Town, Wednesday – Sunday 12-5.30 until the end of August, or on Depop @atlanticknitwear