The Top Independent Clothes Stores in Galway 2024

The Top Independent Clothes Stores in Galway 2024

Treat yourself to a shopping experience in Galway where you can both support these local businesses while also getting some retail therapy in the process. Discover our favourite Independent Clothes Stores in Galway right here and happy shopping!

When it comes to buying some new clothes in Galway, 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.

If you want to add some accessories to your outfit, tap HERE for our article on Galway's best Jewellery Shops. 


A brand new family run womens clothes store has opened up in Galway's lively Latin Quarter. Nelly is a welcoming fashion and lifestyle store which places a focus on pieces that create a timeless style with a strong emphasis on high quality. Known for their incredible one to one customer service, shopping at Nelly guarantees customers the opportunity to find new wardrobe staples that are unmatched in both comfort and glamour.
13 Cross Street Upper // shop here 

above: photo courtesy of Nelly, by Ciarán MacChoncarraige 


Operating as a speciality coffee shop and an environmentally friendly clothing / lifestyle store, at Kindf_olk you can enjoy a cuppa while you shop. Its really the perfect 2-in-1 store. On the retail side of things, they have a multi-brand offering including unisex clothing, lifestyle and self-care products featuring a very carefully curated selection of high quality brands ranging from those that are locally sourced, to Portuguese shirting and Japanese denim.
Unit 10, The Cornstore // shop here 

above: photo of Kindf_olk, by Ciarán MacChoncarraige 

Planet Retro Vintage

Specialising in all things vintage, Planet Retro Vintage offers a large and one-of-a-kind selection of unisex clothing. There really is no telling what quirky, retro and down right cool clothes you’ll find here. This vintage store is every thrifters dream store, a treasure trove of one off pieces and eye-catching fits and accessories. With something for everyone, call in the next time you're in town and you'll be sure to walk away with a bag full of gorgeous vintage pieces.
Merchants Road, City Centre // shop here 

above: photo of Planet Retro, by Ciarán MacChoncarraige

Mega Catchy

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, fascinators 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 

above: photo of Mega Catchy, by Ciarán MacChoncarraige

The Sustainable Studio

The Sustainable Studio is a fashion forward sustainable boutique bringing you the best pre-owned authentic designer and luxury handbags and accessories. Its founder Gayle Poppers’ philosophy is simple – ‘being stylish doesn’t need to cost the earth’ and this is exactly what The Sustainable Studio achieves. Through her shop she brings customers the likes of bespoke designer jewellery, clothing, and bags. You really never know what unique finds you will make when you visit.
Dominick St Lower // shop here 

above: photo of The Sustainable Studio

Public Romance

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 they stock both men’s and women's trend-orientated vintage clothing, dating from the 1960's to the 1990's.
52 Abbeygate Street Upper // shop here

above: photo courtesy of Public Romance

Louis Copeland and Sons

Synonymous with fine tailored clothing and high-end fashion for men in Ireland, Louis Copeland and Sons can help you get suited and booted for all occasions. A four generational family business, it has built a phenomenal reputation for providing high quality suits and trendy casualwear to the men of Galway and beyond, even catering to stars like Pierce Brosnan. Louis Copeland offer top quality made-to-measure suits ensuring you are looking your finest every time you want to impress.
Merchants Road, City Centre // shop here 

above: photo of Louis Copeland & Sons, by Ciarán MacChoncarriage


Aplomb exists as a space where where affordable fashion and sustainability coexists. Aplomb showcases sustainable fashion from across Europe, while also offering goods from closer to home. Stocking like-minded brands such as Galway's own Irish Socksciety 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 

above: photo courtesy of Aplomb

Kilkenny Design

With over 50 years spent at the forefront of promoting the finest Irish design, Kilkenny Design is home to Ireland’s largest collection of Irish designers, stocking everything from fashion, accessories to handmade jewellery. Seasonally, visitors can enjoy browsing the rails as Kilkenny Design displays new pieces to reflect the themes of the season. They have recently collaborated with brand Lennon Courtney to bring their shoppers clothes that pop with bright, eye-catching colours.
6-7 High Street // shop here

above: photo courtesy of Kilkenny Design


From Aran sweaters and quality knitwear to fashion brands, gifts and jewellery, Standún has clothing options for all members of the family. Stocking a gorgeous range of mens, womens and kids clothing, we can guarantee that something on their rails will catch your eye and end up going home with you. Standún were also the first store in Galway to sell the Aran Knitwear and to this day they stock only Aran designs of the highest quality and comfort.
Spiddal & Oughterard // shop here

above: photo courtesy of Standún

Design House Barna

Nestled into the coastal village of Barna, Design House Barna  have been leading the way in womenswear for years. The ladies behind it all are passionate about three things; fashion, comfort and great service. With an eclectic mix of both occasion and casual wear, you'll find the perfect outfit for every soireé! Each season, they welcomes a new range of colours and styles to flatter every shape. From cosy knits to statement jewellery, it's hard to walk out empty-handed!
Barna Village // shop here

above: photo courtesy of Design House Barna

For an ultimate guide to shopping sustainably in Galway, please hit the link HERE for all of the best ways you can shop sustainable fashion in Galway. 

Feature photo of Planet Retro, by Ciarán MacChoncarraige

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