Galway Designers Network Opening Studio-in-House Store

Ann Petrov and Gayle Poppers, the talented fashion designers based in Galway are opening a community style store and fashion studio centrally located near Galway’s Shop Street on December 6, 2017. The new store called the Galway Designers Studio House, will be a haven for style and creativity for local fashion designers and will give fashionistas a unique shopping experience. The founders, who also founded the Galway Designers Network will open the doors of their first full scale creative corner at 14-15 Cornstore Mall, Augustine Street, close to the historic Latin Quarter of Galway.


The Galway Designers Studio House will bring several Irish local brands to life covering all the latest trends, inspiring head-to toe looks and will include in-store fashion designers to help customers to find and customise styles. The store will offer a wide selection of uniquely designed clothing, jewellery and millinery for women from the best of Ireland’s local designers and craft-makers. Styled as a boutique, the store will immerse customers in a fashion atmosphere with space for fashion shoots, a regular in-house fashion magazine and photographer, and the possibility to order all store products online. And the best part? The money made from selling in the store will go directly back to the designers, therefore supporting independent designers in building their businesses. The standout attraction of the new store however is its excellent location in the busiest shopping district of Galway!

Concept of the Studio House: Galway Designers Studio House is an idea which grew from combining the desires, passions and experiences of Ann and Gayle, to assist the growth their own businesses along with other independent designers. “Our vision is to create a new shopping experience, moving away from high street stores, and stepping forward to a more ethical way to shop and support the fashion industry! The shop will operate differently than that of a regular retail shop; we will be providing the space for local designers to ‘rent’ a rail/ table/ window display in order to sell their designs, thus making it more accessible for independents to get their designs out into the public eye. Within the shop, we will also provide a working studio where designers can work in a professional environment, along with providing information evenings, courses and monthly events to help boost and promote their businesses. This is a fantastic opportunity for our local design community to expand!”- say Ann & Gayle, who are planning an opening event on 6th December 2017 to commemorate the beginning of this innovative fashion store in Galway.

If you are a fashion designer and want to get involved with the Studio House, or a customer looking for fresh fashion, please contact us in the address below!

Email: IG- @galway_designers_studiohouse 086 348 0797 085 151 1549