Opera Lane Store Directory

Opera Lane seems to have something new every day now. With large shops popping up nearly every day, it is a nice spot for Christmas shopping or just an afternoon browse. We have a few separate posts about Opera Lane shops so this post summarizes those with links to each and has a bit about the other shops that have grown as well. Early posts about the shopping haven are vague, but enthusiasm was high. Fall Into The Gap at Opera Lane was one such post. All my favorite photos of Opera Lane (formerly Faulkner’s Lane) are in the FreckledPast Opera Lane set on Flickr.

Rumors are flying about what the empty retail units will be. The end unit facing Patrick’s Street (by the Evening Echo newsboy statue) is supposedly to be a Tommy Hilfiger store. This information is based on a form that is visible in the window stating Hilfiger enterprises plans to have a lighted sign for the property. If you just can’t wait, there is a new Hilfiger store at Mahon Point (Cork Independent, 3 December 2009). Another empty shop is suspected to be food-related, probably because there is no cafe yet open in the lane.

To help with your shopping, here is a list of the stores in the new Opera Lane shopping complex on Faulkner’s Lane in Cork City centre. Each store’s hours and telephone number are included as well as a link to shop online, if possible, and a brief comment from me about the store PLUS linking to my other posts related to that shop.

CC VIYELLA
Hours: OPEN AS OF NOON ON THURSDAY, 10 DECEMBER
Shop Online Phone: Once confirmed, this information will be posted here.
This women’s clothing boutique has nice pieces for those who may usually enjoy the likes of Wallis. Debenham’s, Brown Thomas, or Donna Karan.

COMPU B
Hours: Mon/Tue/Wed/Sat 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thu/Fri 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun Noon-6 p.m..  (Starting 28 Nov.)
Shop Online Phone: 1850 66 8888
Apple store wishes were partially answered when Opera Lane welcomed Compu b. As an authorized Apple retailer, they carry the weight of Apple expertise and carry a wide selection of computers and computer accessories – so it’s all about Apple on Opera Lane. A side note is that if you don’t find it at Compu b, look at Cartridge Kiosk on Castle Street (they seem to have all the little things like USB keys and dual layer DVDs).

FUSION FLOWERS TO GO  CLOSED
Hours: Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Starting first week of Dec.)
Phone: Once confirmed this information will be posted here.
Floral arrangements and flowers to-go for your special someone. Special event orders are also possible.

GAP
Hours: Mon/Tue/Wed/Sat 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thu 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun Noon-6 p.m..  (Starting 12 Nov.)
Shop Online Phone: 021-4278230
Store # 2764
Men, women, and children can find classic styles with a contemporary twist at the new Gap store. A couple weekend discount sales make up for the otherwise high prices (this coming from an American who is used to their sale and outlet prices). Well-lighted though not as large as other Gap stores I’ve visited.

H&M
Hours: Mon/Tue/Wed 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thu/Sat 9 a.m.-7  p.m.; Fri 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m.. (Starting 1 Oct.)
Shop Online Phone: 021-4223510
Trendy fashions for men, women, and children at reasonable prices offered by this popular Swedish retailer. First mentioned in our mid-August post then again in mid-September. My first shopping experience at this three-level store was more like a weird 80’s flashback. I lived through that era of neon and pastel punk once yet it seems to be back for another round. The next visit showed more classically-styled choices. Overall, if you are looking for a few affordable pieces to add pizzaz to your wardrobe, check this shop out.

KUYICHI

NEW LOOK
Hours: Mon/Tue/Wed 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Thu/Fri 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (Starting 22 Jan.)
Shop Online Phone: Once confirmed this information will be posted here.
Grand opening on Friday, 22 January. Brings budget-minded shopping balance to Opera Lane. Three floors of apparel, including women, tall (YES!!!), children, maternity, and men.

NEWSTALK RADIO STUDIO
Hours: Regular radio spots (Starting 7 Dec.)
NewsTalk (106-108 FM radio) is present on Opera Lane with George Hook’s The Right Hook (Mondays 4:30-7:30 p.m.) as well as other shows  broadcasting live from a spot between Gap and Next. The broadcasts can be heard outside in the lane.

NEXT
Hours: Mon/Tue/Wed 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thu/Fri 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Starting 7 Dec.)
Shop Online Phone: 021-4204000
With things for home and wardrobe, this shop has your needs covered. Store location detailed here.
Will be open on Christmas Eve and Saint Stephen’s Day.

RIVER ISLAND
Hours: Mon/Tue/Wed/Sat 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thu/Fri 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun Noon-6 p.m.  (Starting 1 Dec.)
Shop Online Phone: 021-4278284  or  0818333078
River Island relocated from Patrick’s Street to Opera Lane and is situated beside TopShop.

TOMMY HILFIGER
Hours:  Mon/Tue/Wed 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thu 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat/Sun Noon-6 p.m. (as of 1 Apr.)
Shop Online Phone: 021-4273478
Three floors of apparel for men, women, and children at this location.

TOPSHOP & TOPMAN
Hours: Mon/Tue/Wed 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thu/Fri 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m..  (Starting 28 Nov.)
Shop Online Phone: Once confirmed this information will be posted here.
Anchoring the Opera Lane shopping complex on the side closest to the Crawford Gallery and Opera House, TopShop & TopMan is situated across from H&M. The three-level store features a ‘shoe lounge’.

Around the corner are two other perennial favorites: Boots and Meadows & Byrne:

BOOTS
Hours: Mon/Sat 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Tue 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Wed/Thu/Fri 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun 10 a.m.-6 p.m.  (Starting 5 Dec.)
Shop Online Phone: 021-4273736
The largest Boots store in Munster!

MEADOWS & BYRNE
Hours: Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fri 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun Noon-6 p.m.
Shop Online Phone: 021-4272324
Elegant and fun housewares, table accessories, and lovely hostess gifts. More affordable than I expected it to be.

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  10. can i just say, you have the best most useful information! i totally needed this, and YOU had it, of course! (and you were the first entry that came up when i googled! amazing!)
    well done Ev, you constantly amaze me.

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