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.
A-Wear stocks a wide range of current fashions and accessories. Several Irish fashion designers are featured also, including Quin and Donnelly and John Rocha. The range of accessories incorporates shoes, jewelery, scarves and hosiery. A-Wear is long established in Galway and its stock is updated regularly in keeping with trends.
Since changing the name from Cash's to Brown Thomas, a major transformation has occurred in this department store. Everything about the new store is chic, from the decor to the products. This is where designer clothes, makeup, furniture and even fridges can be bought. There is a large variety of designer shoes and you don't have to go very far to find one of the best selections of handbags, belts and other fashion accessories in town. The first floor includes a cafe, young people's designer wear and the lingerie section. As with the rest of the store, there are good names and quality items with prices to match. Good bargains can be found here during the sales.
This camera shop carries an array of high-quality photographic products, from digital cameras to Ilford black-and-white film and developing services. A good range of brand names in camera and video equipment are displayed. Various services are also provided, from one hour developing to passport photos. This shop also does a healthy trade in camera repairs.
With names like Rolex, Gucci and Omega to choose from, Hartman and Sons is another example of the fine jewelers to be found in Galway. Long established in the city, they have developed a reputation for their high quality craftsmanship and after-service. The workshop is situated on site and consultations are provided to suit your specific needs, whether choosing or designing an item of jewelery. Overseas delivery and brochures are also available.
The Treasure Chest is a wonderful boutique located in Galway. Known for its commitment to quality, this family-owned boutique stocks only the finest local products, gifts, souvenirs, and women's fashions. Browse the collection for one-of-a-kind gifts like fine crystal ware, glass, ceramics, jewelry, and more. Irish labels like Carraig donn, John Molloy, and Kennedy's of Ardara are available in store. Head upstairs for for fresh fashions from designers like Marc Cain, Riani, Zelia, and Leo Guy. The Treasure Chest is the perfect place to pick up a souvenir of your trip.
Book Exchange is located in a converted tiny, two-story house. Downstairs contains a selection of horror, mystery, and romance paperbacks as well as a selection of history books. The selection is small but worth a browse. Second-hand school and college books can be found upstairs. Book Exchange does a healthy trade at the start of the school year and most levels of education are catered for.