It’s been closed since March.
But Brown Thomas on Patrick Street is getting set up to reopen on Friday, June 12th, with a number of changes being made to the shopping experience in order to adhere to Covid-19 social distancing guidelines.
The luxury department store plans to open the beauty and accessory halls in its Dublin outlet on Wednesday, together with the high-end Hermes and Louis Vuitton boutiques.
Two days later, reduced-format stores will open on the ground floors of Brown Thomas Cork, Limerick and Galway. These smaller layouts will allow the brand to reopen earlier than the scheduled date for large department stores on June 29th.
A spokesperson said: “The safety and well-being of our team members and our customers are our top priority and all store openings will adhere to both the Government guidelines set out for opening of small stores and all the necessary safety, social distancing measures and team training as outlined by the HSE and NSAI which will be implemented in all our stores prior to opening.
“We remain in regular contact with the relevant departments to guide these standards.”
All Brown Thomas stores are expected to be open by June 29th, 2020.
What will it be like inside?
Speaking to the Irish Times, Brown Thomas MD Donald McDonald said that customers will be invited to pre-book a time slot for their visit. Customers without a booking will be asked to queue outside, maintaining a two-metre distance from other people in line.
There will be no makeup testers available and all clothing that is tried on in the changing rooms will be placed in quarantine for a number of days before being returned to the shop floor.