Founded by Laura McPolin in Banbridge, Northern Ireland, The Walk in Wardrobe is a one-of-a-kind destination for the fashionista seeking a curated mix of designer clothing, accessories, and hats for hire. Garnishing a reputation for staying ahead of the curve, the Walk in Wardrobe has become one of the top fashion destinations in Northern Ireland. We are committed to being the first to offer brands and designs sourced from around the world that can’t be found anywhere else.
The Walk in Wardrobe offers style solutions for every girl, from occasion, wedding and race wear to beautiful casual and weekend wear, statement jewellery to gorgeous shoes - and of course not forgetting the essential show stopping hat! We have a deep connection with our community and customers. Garnishing a large following organically on Facebook and other social media platforms has allowed us to get to know our customers and build a community of WIW fashionistas.
Whether it’s on social media, our website or in store; we are passionate about helping you find the perfect pieces and providing personal quality customer service. Shopping at the Walk in Wardrobe is like shopping with your best friend! After three years in the Banbridge boutique we are excited to be in our new shop and online at walkinwardrobeonline.com!
Having graduated with a Masters in Urban Planning and Property Development, Laura began her career in retail property development before moving into an operational role in Victoria Square, Northern Ireland’s largest shopping centre. Having always wanted to run her own business, working at Victoria Square really ignited her passion for fashion retail and encouraged her to follow her dream combining business and fashion to set up her own fashion boutique, The Walk in Wardrobe, in June 2014.
Every girl, including Laura, dreams of having a walk in wardrobe of their own and Laura wanted to create a space where women could lose themselves in fashion and solve ‘invite dressing’ dilemmas with ease; all while showcasing gorgeous collections each season that are unique to the boutique.
You can stay up to date with Laura through her blog - Love, Laura. Everything Walk in Wardrobe related and beyond including behind the scenes, new product launches, Laura’s favorite beauty products and what’s currently trending!
Meet the Team
From one woman’s dream to a thriving business, Laura has a talented team of people who share her passion for community and fashion.
Cathy joined our Walk in Wardrobe team in October 2016. Cathy has always worked in the field of accounts and loves the fact she can now combine this with her love of fashion. Cathy’s responsibilities here range from dealing with all aspects of accounts and staffing and as she loves a bit of banter with customers can quite often be found helping out on the shop floor. Cathy has 4 little girls and hopefully her time here will help prepare her in dealing with all of their fashion demands as they get a little older.
Laura or “wee Laura” as we call her is the youngest on our team. She just completed her A levels and is taking a gap year before pursuing dentistry at University. Laura is a total fashionista and keeps the rest of the team up to date on what’s trending. Laura started out working on Saturdays and is now a full-time member of the team.Laura splits her time between helping customers in the store and uploading products to our website.
Jordanna is the original WIW Girl, and has been at the Walk in Wardrobe since its opening in June 2014. Last year Jordanna welcomed her first son Jack, who you might see pop by the store time to time. Since returning from maternity leave in May, Jordanna has been hard at work. She is our talented visual merchandiser, manages online orders as well as the Facebook page.
Previously a beautician, Kristin joined the team in May 2016 for a career change. You might recognize her because she manages the WIW social media channels and frequently appears on our Facebook Live. When she’s not helping customers in the store or updating Facebook, she’s home with her three adorable children.
Aveen is one of the Saturday Girls in the Walk in Wardrobe and has worked in the shop for just over a year. Monday to Friday she works in Health Promotion with young children and families. Aveen has a passion for fashion and loves meeting new people so being in the store on Saturdays and helping customers is the perfect balance to her full-time job. She is a firm believer in “work hard, play harder” and if you come in on a Saturday you’ll have a lot of fun shopping with Aveen.
Roisin is our other Saturday Girl and has worked with the team for just over a year now. She loves working with customers in the store so much she sometimes forgets she’s working. Roisin is a total shopaholic and enjoys all things fashion related, so much so she recently created a fashion blog called So Ro. In her blog she shares her thoughts on current trends, styling and the growing petite industry.
Annabel is one of the youngest members of the WIW team and joined us in March 2018. She is currently studying Digital Marketing and hopes to use her knowledge in this field to help WIW grow and stay on top of the latest marketing trends. Annabel has always loved working with customers and loves fashion making the Walk in Wardrobe the perfect fit for her!