The 10 Best Boutiques to Visit in Galway, Ireland

Courtesy of Nine Crows, Galway
Courtesy of Nine Crows, Galway
Photo of Kate Phelan
14 March 2017

Galway is a great place to shop local, with a wide selection of independently run boutiques to rival the giants of the high street. Read on to discover the first places to stop in the city if you’re looking to purchase something special.

Les Jumelles

The creation of twin sisters Mary and Margaret, Les Jumelles on Church Lane has been selling upscale apparel to the women of Galway since 1997. They choose items for the store by attending major fashion industry events, including London and Paris Fashion Weeks. The resulting brand portfolio incorporates luxury labels like Helmut Lang and 3.1 Phillip Lim.

Les Jumelles, 2–3 Church Lane, Galway, Ireland, +353 91 564 540

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Choice

Galway is just one of Choice boutique’s seven locations across the country, spanning from the west coast to the capital city of Dublin. Choice represents fashion brands that are winsome yet wearable, covering international names like Mama B as well as homegrown designers such as Peruzzi.

Choice, 22 High St, Galway, Ireland, +353 91 530 741

Freedom

Patrick Spellman established Freedom menswear boutique in Galway in 2002, after spending 20 years in the world of fashion buying. This invaluable experience is evident in his store’s accomplished selection of modern men’s clothing and footwear, which includes cutting-edge lines like Drunknmunky and the celebrity-endorsed Dirty Velvet.

Freedom, 10 Abbeygate Street Lower, Galway, Ireland, +353 91 865 989

Don’t Call Me Dear

Inspired by fashion icons like Jackie Kennedy, Victoria Beckham and Robin Wright, the team of style advisors at Don’t Call Me Dear take dressing seriously. This high-end occasion and wedding wear showroom is one of the leading boutiques in the west of Ireland. The team here can also provide style assessments, wardrobe planning, and personal shopping services for a special event.

Don’t Call Me Dear, 8 Mill Street, Galway, Ireland, +353 91 530 760

Hanley & Co

The flagship store of menswear retailer Hanley & Co on Williamsgate Street was recently refurbished, creating even more space to spotlight their edit of men’s clothing, shoes and accessories. Labels from Armani down to Irish rugby player Tommy Bowe’s label XV Kings fill the trendy store, which is also known to host live gigs.

Hanley & Co, 8 Williamsgate St, Galway, Ireland, +353 91 567 951

Nine Crows

An offshoot of the highly successful pop-up-turned-permanent store in Dublin, Nine Crows is one of Galway’s coolest boutiques. Specialising in vintage and reworked clothing, this super-fashionable store caters to both men and women. They even create their own lookbooks, providing guidance on how best to wear their garments.

Nine Crows, 2 Cross Street Upper, Galway, Ireland, +353 91 567 951

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Courtesy of Nine Crows

Courtesy of Nine Crows

Courtesy of Nine Crows