Get thrifty with Galway’s Small Independent Clothing Makers and Secondhand Sellers
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Get thrifty with Galway’s Small Independent Clothing Makers and Secondhand Sellers

Introducing the fabulous pop-up markets and small designers who can be found at the marketplaces around Galway. There’s no telling what gorgeous pieces you’ll find on their rails and stalls so without further ado, it’s time to get shopping and back to supporting local.

Flea Style Market / shop here

Galway’s longest running indoor style market showcasing the best thrifting finds in the city. Offering a variety of preloved, vintage and handmade clothing and accessories from an ever changing lineup of makers and secondhand sellers. These markets regularly take place in Áras na nGael on Dominick St Lower so be sure to check out their next date at the link above and happy shopping.

Planet Retro Vintage / shop here

Specialists in all things vintage clothing, there really is no telling what quirky, retro and damn right cool pieces you’ll find here. A thrifters dream store, this spot is a treasure trove of one off pieces and eye catching fits and accessories.

Emma Larkin Design / shop here

A jewellery and headpiece designer, Emma’s designs make a regular appearance at the marketplaces around Galway. Her eye-catching flower earrings are a gorgeous addition to all outfits and will undoubtedly be the subject of many compliments.

above: photo courtesy of Emma Larkin Design

Lemon Queen / shop here

Selling a mix of vintage clothing and handmade accessories both online and in-person at the marketplaces around Galway. From cute tote bags, to colourful earrings, all her handmade pieces are truly one of a kind and make for perfect gifts.

A Black Sheep / shop here 

Selling vintage, handmade and secondhand garments. Galway based Alex Black, also offers free alterations and mending on all handmade pieces. Frequently found at Outset Gallery’s Indoor Market and Flea Style Market, be sure to check them out.

Vintage Galway / shop here

Set up and run by Jasmine Finn, they offer a collection of genuine vintage clothing, shoes and bags from the 1960’s - 1990’s. Offering free delivery in Galway city, visit their Instagram page to see what they offer and then drop them a DM to purchase anything that catches your eye.

Lil Bits / shop here

Owner and maker Susie works magic every time she creates a new flower fleece. These one of a kind clothes come in all colours and sizes as you can even request your own custom made fleece. She also offers worldwide shipping through her website so no one has to be without her incredible designs.

above: photo courtesy of Lil Bits

Lawless on trend / shop here 

Run by a fashion enthusiast with a passion for sustainable and unique styles, you’ll find plenty of trendy pieces on the rails here. Operating out of depop and from the Galway markets if you are looking to spice up your wardrobe be sure to pay them a visit.

Grá Garms / shop here

Run by two lovers of all things sustainable fashion, Grá Garms are reselling a large variety of sustainable vintage clothing. They’ll be making appearances in future markets such as Flea Style Market and Outset Gallery’s Indoor Market so be sure to check out all they have to offer.

Emerald & Wax / shop here

Offering beautiful clothes and accessories that have all been handmade using  vibrant African print fabrics and stunning Irish tweed. These stylish designs are all created by owner Virtue Shine, who you may recognise as one of the owners of Ro & Vee in Barna. Her creations are available to purchase both in-stores, at the Galway markets and online.

above: photo courtesy of Emerald & Wax

The Black Pearl Thrift Store / shop here

Specialising in vintage, second-hand and sustainable fashion, here you’ll discover everything from quirky clothing gems to retro pins. After a two year break they have now reopened their Depop store and offers free shipping to Ireland on all bundles.

NP Jewellery / shop here

For that necessary addition of jewellery to your 'fit, Niamh's stunning handmade earrings, rings and bracelets are always a good choice. Her work is also available on her Depop where she creates custom pieces for her buyers.

Sew it Seams / shop here

With a speciality in creating cosy fleeces, Mairidh handmakes all these gorgeous colourful fleeces. Whenever a new drop happens these pieces tend to sell out quickly so be sure to give her a follow so you never miss getting your hands on one of these amazing fleeces.

Paula loves Vintage / shop here

Paula Cannon curates vintage and style inspiration through all her pieces. On her Etsy store and market stall you find preloved clothing garms from the 1960s onwards. With shipping available worldwide, check out her Instagram and get shopping for these unique finds.

above: photo courtesy of Paula loves Vintage

Feature photo courtesy of Flea Style Market

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