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.
Shop Street is the central location for shopping in Galway, with plenty of locals and tourists checking out the variety of stores and strolling the sidewalks. Some long-standing brick buildings and artsy cafes give certain sections of the street a more intellectual feel, while street performers in other places create a laid back atmosphere. Shop Street also features one of Galway's oldest architectural structures, Lynch's Castle.
Galway's bustling market has been trading in the same laneway for literally centuries. The emphasis is on fresh produce and locally produced crafts, most of which are handmade. There's also a great variety of food available, from artichoke hearts to crepes to stuffed olives. Galwegians come to the market to chat as well as to shop and it's a great place to hear local issues discussed. Although the market is open all year round, it's particularly lively in the summer.