Irish designer Orla Kiely has decided to close her retail and online businesses, with her stores in Kildare and London to shut.

Orla Kiely has one shop in Kildare Village and two in London.

"Kiely Rowan plc, the retail and wholesale fashion business of Orla Kiely, has ceased trading as of Monday 17 September 2018," a statement from the company said. 

However, the statement added that Orla Kiely's Home and Design licensing business will not be impacted, and its selection of accessories and homewares will continue to be sold through its distribution partners.

Orla Kiely first started designing hats and handbags in the early 1990's and now her designs adorn everything from cups to wallpaper, clothes and handbags.

An exhibition of Orla Kiely's work spanning two decades is currently taking place at the Fashion and Design Museum in London.