About Us

About The Purple Orange

The Purple Orange is a multi-brand women’s boutique in Cavan Town, Co. Cavan, Ireland. We are all about casual, smart casual basics and jeans from brands such as Superdry, Guess and Salsa at an affordable price. We also offer business casual, and comfy, but trendy office wear.

Led by owner Helen McCartin, we are a very proud home-grown fashion store serving local needs and beyond. Collectively, we have accumulated 23 years of visual merchandising, retail and fashion experience. Helen’s diploma in Image and Fashion Styling has allowed us to launch MyColour Analysis, a 30-minute analysis and consultation where you can be advised on your colour direction that will suit your unique colouring, as well as the right shapes of clothing best fitted for you.

You will be guaranteed to receive a personalised and satisfactory shopping experience with The Purple Orange.

About Helen McCartin

Helen McCartin’s love for the fashion & image business started as a young child. Her story began when her family owned a clothing factory called Glen Prince Textiles in Newtowngore, County Leitrim, Ireland where they manufactured for Primark, Littlewoods, Debenhams, Arnott’s and Dunnes Stores. Helen worked in every area of the factory from design to the cutting table, to finishing and packaging.

Helen went on to study Fashion Design for three years full-time, achieving a higher diploma. She then enjoyed working as a bridal designer for a number of years before moving into retail, and later, completed a diploma in Fashion Buying, Merchandising and Visual Display.

Helen is regularly called upon as a stylist, personal shopper and as a consultant in store merchandise planning and was featured as a Visual Merchandiser and Shop Layout Consultant on Feargal Quinn’s Retail Therapy, as shown on RTÉ One TV.

Recently, Helen completed a diploma in Image and Fashion Styling, covering a wide range of subjects including: 
Assessing trends
• Colour theory and colour analysis
• Body shapes and what clients should and should not wear 
• Style personalities
• Wardrobe weeding, and
• Fabrics

Her most recent venture to date is The Purple Orange, a multi-brand boutique in Cavan Town, Ireland, as well as the launch of MyColour, a 15-minute colour analysis. With many qualifications and 23 years of retail background under her belt, you will be guaranteed to receive a personalised and satisfactory experience with Helen.

MyColour Analysis

Know your personal colours in 30 minutes.

Customise your wardrobe and dress in confidence with MyColour Analysis.

Whether you’re warm or cool, find out the best palette for you with MyColour Analysis. Learn how to camouflage blemishes and enhance your best features. We will provide you with the tools to be your own colour expert!

Why do I need MyColour?

MyColour Analysis helps you to understand which palette best fits your tone (skin, hair and eyes) to determine the best colour for your overall look.

Why is this important?

It’s great to wear the colours that work with your own colouring than wearing colours that work against you. Wearing the colours that harmonise with your colouring will make you look healthier, your eyes will look brighter and your skin – clearer. This gives you a feel good factor.

What we will explore

  • Which shades complement your natural tone
  • Defining your personal style, combining colours and building a wardrobe that matches you
  • Consider the role of colour in your existing wardrobe and understand which palette suits you best

Duration:30 minutes


Includes complimentary:30 swatches for you to take homeLocation:(The Purple Orange boutique) 14 Bridge Street, Cavan Town