Following the success of Chica’s Dublin and London stores the Ryan Sisters launched the first collection of their eponymous label "Chica Boutique". Last week The Westbury Mall was transformed into a haven of pink with a glittering “pink carpet” rolled out to greet thirsty guests. We were treated to cocktails and canapés and there was little sign of a recession with bursting pink bags dangling from many arms.

The new label has been making waves and The X-Factors’ Alexandra even wore the sparkle dress below a few weeks back! LIFE magazine published an exclusive shoot last month showcasing the new designs but along with all the gorgeous glitz and glam that we’ve come to expect from the Limerick Trio, Chica has also joined with Action Breast Cancer to do their bit for charity. They’ve created a Crystal Clutch Bag for €49.99 with ALL proceeds going to the Action Breast Cancer.

Mary-Kate explained the meaning behind the bag; “The metallic pink clutch bag is embellished with a crystal centre stone which symbolises the person dealing with cancer while the smaller surrounding crystals are the support network: breast cancer support, doctors, nurses, family and friends". Since the Christmas tunes are playing, the lights are shining and the parites are planned you may as well start checking that list. Guilt-free shopping at its best…