Sportswear brand, Castore, suppliers to the Republic of Ireland and Leinster Rugby, has opened a bespoke, upscale flagship store on Grafton Street, Dublin today. The store is the first in a planned rollout of 24 stores, mainly in Britain over the next year.

The new store is situated one what is one of Europe’s busiest shopping streets at Grafton Buildings at 34 Grafton Street – joining other fashion retailers such as Jigsaw and Sweaty Betty.

The space occupies a total of 1690 square feet across two levels, featuring teamwear from Leinster, FAI, McLaren, and Red Bull, alongside mainline stock including the Light collection and recent Reiss x Castore SS24 collaboration.

The store serves as a touchpoint for Castore, offering both new and existing customers the chance to experience first-hand how each product is designed for optimal performance, with a focus on incorporating genuine experiences into the craftsmanship.

“As part of our growth expansion, we are thrilled to be opening on our first concept store in Grafton Street – this offers a physical platform to showcase our products in an interactive way,” said Will Clarke, Chief Merchandising and Operating Officer at Castore.

“It’s a very exciting time for Castore, as we’re determined to continue this growth trajectory and position the brand as a key player in the retail sports market.”

Manchester-based Castore was founded by Liverpool-born brothers Phil and Tom Beahon in 2015.

It replaced Umbro as the FAI’s partner in 2022 and Adidas for Leinster in 2023.


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