The folks at Hanley and Co. have been outfitting men with designer apparel since the 1960s. While the store and its collection have undergone numerous changes over the years, what has remained the same is an unyielding commitment to quality, tempered by an impeccable sense of style. Hanley and Co. boasts a well-curated collection of menswear from reputed designer labels like Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger, Van Kollem, G-Star and Ralph Lauren. The store offers both, casual and formal attire for discerning men, but is especially well-known for its selection of suits. Favored by men of discerning taste, Hanley & Co. continues to attract generation after generation of a loyal clientele.
This little shop in Quay Street specialises mainly in vintage and antique items. These range from fake fur coats to forties frocks to worn out Levis. The vintage accessories on display include hatpins and hand bracelets, and can incorporate unusual jewelry styles. Twice as Nice also sell lovely lace clothes and other home accessories. Staff are helpful and straightforward - and will guide you to the right find.
Anthony Ryans is one of the foremost department stores in the city. It is also a premier hub for designer labels in menswear and womenswear. Founded in 1909, this is the place to be if you are looking for quality items and good customer service. Explore this popular store's various sections to revamp your wardrobe or home.
A wide array of crystal gift ware is displayed in the extensive showroom, available to buy or simply to admire. Guided tours of the center are provided, and a variety of heritage exhibitions ensure there is always something to see. Master crystal-cutter demonstrations are also on offer, giving the visitor an insight into the process of creating glassware. The building also incorporates a comfortable restaurant.
The Eyre Square Shopping Center was built on the site of an old timber yard in an effort to breathe life into the city and make use of the wasteland in that area. Today, it has a bustling atmosphere, and contains a range of specialist shops including men and women clothing, food, sport, gifts, books, household goods, department stores and cafes. One of the main attractions of the center has to be the antique fair that is held every Saturday, just at the back of the famous north-eastern corner of Galway's 14th-century city wall, which has been incorporated into the center's structure. The architecture is an intriguing blend of ancient stone and modern design.
Galway's Brown Thomas is part of a prestigious group of lifestyle stores in Ireland. They have a good selection of designer clothes and accessories, with an especially nice display of bags from Prada, Burberry and Irish designer Orla Kiely. Their cosmetic department is equally comprehensive and features most main brands. So come along and reinvent your style.
An Irish owned chain of department stores, Dunnes Stores is one of the leading stores in the country and has three branches in Galway. Dunnes offers good quality clothing and household items, as well as an extensive supermarket. Prices are usually very reasonable.The quality of both service and product has increased notably over the years;and today Dunnes offers a home delivery service at most outlets.
This centrally located shop has a vast range of Irish hand-knits as well as machine-knit sweaters, cardigans and scarves. However, it specialises in the hand-knit Aran range of knitwear. This style of hand knitting goes back hundreds of years, and it is said that Daniel was depicted in the Book of Kells wearing an Aran sweater and a matching pair of socks. Traditionally, women on the Aran Islands spun and hand-knitted the pure wool. Different symbolic stitches were handed down over the generations; and diamond, cable and honeycomb stitches are still used today.
The Vero Moda chain specialises in colourful pieces. Their stores are funky and cheerful and their collection includes everything from suits to jeans to bright tops and jackets. Established in Galway over the last few years, this boutique has a diverse range of clothes at reasonable prices.
The Wallis chain is a relative newcomer to Galway, but its store in the city has already become one of its busiest shops. Prices vary according to the brand name, but most pieces are well worth the price. The clothes are generally well made and the store has a great goodwill policy. Wallis also stock a good selection of upmarket women's suits. Toll free number is +44 844 984 0266.
Tempo Antiques is a magpie's haven, stocked to the brim with antique jewelry, silverware, porcelain, decorative glass and collectibles. Browse though display cases that showcase traditional Irish silverware, or explore an eclectic collection of small antiques and curiosities for the perfect addition to your collection. Tempo Antiques is also a great place to shop for gifts and fine jewelry. This charming antiques store is truly a treasure trove for casual shoppers and serious collectors alike.