Meet our team


Paddy Coughlan

Founder & CEO

Paddy founded Designer Exchange in June 2012. Paddy brings a massive wealth of experience, with 25+ years in business and retail. He is passionate about authenticity and has received certifications in this field. Paddy’s knowledge on all things luxury and authenticity inspires and educates our entire team.


Operations Manager

Katy started with Designer Exchange in June 2015. Katy has a wealth of retail and online experience, along with a Diploma in Digital Marketing. Before Katy moved into her role as Operations Manager, she was the Online Manager for 6 years. Katy is passionate about creating a seamless, luxurious flow for both staff and customers.

Store Team


Store Supervisor

Sophie started with Designer Exchange in March 2023. Sophie has completed a course in holistic therapies and floristry, while working in the world of handbags since November 2020. Sophie is passionate about motivating her team, visual merchandising and customer service.


Sales Assistant

Olivia started with Designer Exchange in June 2022. Olivia is currently studying Fashion Business Management, and has a strong interest in all things fashion especially vintage. Olivia’s natural entrepreneurial side shone through in her interview when speaking about her pre loved Depop page. Olivia is one of the friendly faces that will greet you on our shop floor.

Online Team


Online Manager

Natasha started with Designer Exchange in October 2017. Natasha has had a long career in retail and customer service. More recently Designer Exchange enrolled Natasha in an Ecommerce Management course with Retail Excellence. Natasha oversees all processes surrounding ecommerce, cyber security and social media and manages a team of five amazing people.


Content Manager

Raissa started with Designer Exchange in September 2022. Raissa moved to Ireland in 2019 from Brazil, where she worked as an Account Manager for an Online Advertising Agency. Since moving to Ireland she has completed her Masters Degree in Marketing. Raissas extensive marketing background makes her an ideal fit for her role as Content Manager here at Designer Exchange. If you love our Instagram, you will love Raissa.


Online Supervisor

Kelly started with Designer Exchange in November 2020. Since moving from her role as Sales Assistant, Kelly joined the Online Team and more recently became Online Supervisor, as she had an ability to balance the organisation of tasks with her friendly management demeanour. Kelly has completed Microsoft Office course, and recently Designer Exchange enrolled Kelly in an Ecommerce Management course with Retail Excellence.

Buying & Concierge Department


Buying & Concierge Department Manager

Sinead started with Designer Exchange in May 2021. Sinead was an amazing Store Manager while she completed her Masters Degree in Fashion Buying & Management. Once completed Sinead moved into her current role as Buying & Concierge Department Manager where she moves mountains to get you the bag of your dreams.


Buying Assistant

Savana started with Designer Exchange in May 2021. Before Savana joined the Buying Department, she was one of our strongest shop floor Sales Assistants, continuing to go above and beyond for her customers. Savana is also pursuing a career in acting after graduating from The Gaiety School Of Acting. We will always fully support her with this!


Buying Assistant

Lauren started with Designer Exchange in October 2019. Lauren has worked within all departments of our business, including with our Online & Store Team. Her most recent and current role is in our Buying & Concierge Department. Lauren has learnt so much about how the business works and always goes out of her way to meet all customer's needs, while currently studying Business & Spanish in college.

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