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. Now that level 5 restrictions have lifted you can pop in and visit the expert team of staff that add to any shopping experience, you can support these local businesses by shopping in stores while squeezing in a bitta retail therapy in the process!
Bringing both preloved pieces and new clothing together in one beautiful boutique, No. 8 quite literally has something for everyone. Stocking designer handbags, shoes and perfume, as well as eye-catching newer pieces, accessories and beauty products, they’ve got it all. Whether you’ve got an event on the horizon or you just want to spruce up your wardrobe, you’ll find something you can’t say no to.
The Cornstore, Cross Street // SHOP HERE
BOWLING & MARKET
Providing their customers with easy elegance that works for every body, Bowling & Market is a concept shop that stocks original, beautiful and handcrafted garments and accessories that will give your wardrobe a sprinkling of extra individuality. Cosy tops, cute jumpers and stylish dresses aplenty, this quirky boutique is anything but ordinary. Their stock will help you create a capsule wardrobe of vintage pieces that you won’t see on anyone else.
1 Middle Street // SHOP HERE
Born from a passion for style, sophistication and elegance, Harper is a leading occasion wear boutique known for its exquisite pieces and dedication to bringing a passion for fashion to the people of Galway. They’ve got cocktail dresses, evening gowns, jumpsuits and a new range of casual day wear, so no matter what your story, you’ll find a style to suit you right here.
12 Eglinton Street // SHOP HERE
Stocking an eclectic mix of must-have international brands and local designers, Colette Latchford exudes elegance. Whether you’re looking for some inspiration for a wardrobe revamp, or are in need of the perfect piece to complete your look, you’ll find it here. From padded jackets and printed dresses to tailored coats and satin blouses, they’ve got you covered.
Lydon Court, Bóthar Irwin, Eyre Street // SHOP HERE
For lovers of streetwear, Story Tailors will breathe new life into your style. Stocking local and organic pieces alongside more established international brands like Carhartt, Neutral and vintage Thrasher, they’re bringing old fashioned values to modern retail. Whether it’s a brand new beanie or top-notch trainers, you can get kitted out from head to toe right here. They’ve also got a big ol’ selection of skateboards for anyone who’s looking.
3 Cross Street // SHOP HERE
WOLF & WEST MENSWEAR
Whether it’s casual gear for the day to day or more formal attire for a special occasion, Wolf & West will make sure you’re nicely suited and booted all year round. They stock a selection of leading labels from around the globe next to top Irish designs, with everything from jeans, suits and shoes to belts, wallets and cufflinks to browse through.
Unit 4, Howley Square, Main Street, Oranmore // SHOP HERE
FAT TONY’S LIFESTYLE
Known for their traditional barbering and male grooming services, Fat Tony’s Lifestyle has all the shaving kits, haircare and beard products you could possibly need alongside a serious selection of clothing and accessories. From caps and bags to jeans, jumpers and t-shirts, each piece is comfortable, fashionable and will easily make its way into your basket.
Liosban Retail Park, 8A, Tuam Road // SHOP HERE
If you like vintage, upcycled and contemporary independent clothing, you’ll love Public Romance. They’ve got one-off pieces, hand-picked garments and retro threads that date right back to the ‘60s, alongside incredibly unique items that they’ve re-worked themselves. Ensuring good clothing stays in circulation for as long as possible, you’re likely to find some old school Levi and Adidas if you keep your eyes peeled.
52 Abbeygate Street Upper // SHOP HERE