When it comes to buying some new threads, there’s no better way to do it than by supporting local, independent stores that provide unique and individualised pieces. Each of these clothing stores takes customer service to another level and you are always guaranteed to leave with a fresh new wardrobe staple. Treat yourself to a shopping experience in Galway where you can both support these local businesses while also squeezing in a bitta retail therapy in the process! Talk about a win-win!
Public Romance offers shoppers a chance to veer away from mass produced fashion by selling hand-picked items and one-off pieces that they've reworked themselves to breath new life into old materials. If you like vintage, upcycled and contemporary independent clothing, you’ll love this clothing store as Public Romance stock both men’s and women's trend-orientated vintage clothing, dating from the 1960's to the 1990's. Some of the goods you'll find here include original Adidas pieces, classic streetwear, customised vintage Levi’s, military, festival outfits, and much more. They also offer personal styling advice, along with unique tailoring and customisation, ensuring that you get a 'fit tailored specifically for you.
52 Abbeygate Street Upper // shop here
Bringing both preloved pieces and newer clothing together in one beautiful space, No. 8 quite literally has something for everyone. Opened in 2009 by Gillian Quinn with the aim to bring preloved luxury fashion to the streets of Galway, No. 8 is an environmentally, conscious fashion store. They stock a large range of designer handbags, shoes and perfume, as well as eye-catching newer pieces, accessories and wellness products. So no matter whether you’ve got an event on the horizon or you simply want to spruce up your wardrobe, you’ll find something you can’t say no to at No.8.
The Cornstore, 8A, Cross Street // shop here
Founded in 2020 by Steven Cooke, Aplomb Menswear exists as a space where where affordable fashion and sustainability can coexist. As a clothing store, Aplomb showcases sustainable fashion from across Europe, while also offering goods from closer to home. Stocking like-minded brands such as Galway's own Grey + Ginger and Fiáin, as well as Dedicated and Neutral from Scandinavia, Aplomb gives its customers the chance to shop stylish high quality wardrobe pieces while also showing love for the environment.
23 William Street West, Galway's Westend // shop here
Born out of a love for style, sophistication and elegance, Harper is a leading occasion wear boutique in Galway. Dedicated to helping their customers find their perfect style, this passionate team know all the tricks of the trade to help you enhance your natural beauty. Harper stocks exclusive brands from around the globe paying particular homage to the latest fashion trends and their own customer preferences. On the rails you'll find an array of cocktail dresses, evening gowns, jumpsuits and new ranges of casual day wear, as Harper says itself they've 'a style for every story'.
16/17 Mainguard Street // shop here
Bringing high end labels to the streets of Galway, owner Colette used her love and passion for ladies fashion to create the popular boutique - Colette Latchford Fashion. The cosy store stocks an impressive mix of must-have international brands and local designers, here, you'll also find a range of quirky accessories that really do wonders in making your outfit pop with colour. From helping you find inspiration for a complete wardrobe revamp or if you're after that perfect piece to finalise your occasion wear look, Colette Latchford is the place for you.
Lydon Court, Bóthar Irwin, Eyre Street // shop here
It's almost impossible to pass by the colourful clothing boutique Mega Catchy without popping in to see their new stock. Mega Catchy is a family run unique ladies boutique with an eclectic mix of styles and accessories for all ages. From clutches, scarves and cork leather goodies to women's clothing and men's accessories you are certain to find something you'll love on their rails. Shop online or instore and treat yourself to some pretty new wardrobe staples.
Unit 9 level 1, Corbett Court Shopping Centre // shop here
Wolf & West Menswear
Contemporary street style and jean wear to smart casual and sharp suits, Wolf & West Menswear have everything you need for an eye-catching wardrobe. The team at this menswear store understand the importance of convenience and effortless shopping which is why they we provide an exclusive service of recording sizes to help take the stress out of shopping. Stocking leading labels from Italy, Holland, Germany, Sweden, the UK and Ireland, at Wolf & West Menswear they make looking fashionable effortless.
Unit 4, Howley Square, Main Street, Oranmore // shop here
Fat Tony's Lifestyle and Barbershop
While you may know Fat Tony’s Lifestyle and Barbershop already for their specialised old-school barbering style, that isn't the only reason this store should be on your radar. At their Liosban Industrial Park location they also have a dedicated section for clothing with stocks collections of caps and bags to jeans, jumpers and t-shirts. Each piece is comfortable, fashionable and will easily make its way into your basket. An all in one experience - get yourself a fresh shave, visit the onsite café for a cuppa and then shop the rails for the ultimate retail shopping experience.
Liosban Retail Park, 8A, Tuam Road // shop here
Planet Retro Vintage
Specialising in all things vintage, Planet Retro Vintage offers selections of unisex clothing that are really out of this world. You never know what stunning vintage pieces you will find gracing the rails at this store, as owner Maggie Concannon says herself at Planet Retro 'we are jam packed with a wide range of retro gear from several era’s.' With something for everyone call in the next time your in town and you'll be sure to walk away with a bag full of gorgeous vintage goodies.
Merchants Road // shop here