Donaghys is a destination store/household name for many in Northern Ireland, known for quality shoes and great customer service, but there’s so much more to this family brand than the iconic ladies shoe department.
Established in 1960 by husband and wife team Peter and Eileen Donaghy, the business has grown from strength to strength from its humble beginnings. With a strong family ethos Donaghys has become one of the largest independent footwear retailers in the UK and Ireland.
With an impressive modern open plan store there is something to offer the whole family. From the early beginnings in ladies footwear, Donaghys has developed into a store that now caters for men and children too. A natural progression to include quality, on trend casual clothing has been a welcome addition by customers.
If you haven’t already paid a visit to the Banbridge store you need to get a date in your diary. The ladies department includes popular quirky brands Irregular Choice and Ruby Shoo that sit alongside Ugg, Tommy Hilfiger and Converse, popular with the rich and famous. The store caters for a wide age range and are known for a large selection of classic brands like Clark’s, Reiker and Gabor. So whether you’re after killer heels for a wedding or day at the races or comfy flats for everyday, Donaghys can provide exactly what you want. When you’re in store why not pop up stairs to Vista, the ladies clothing department, you’re sure to find something for the weekend with popular ranges from Joules, Superdry, Brakeburn, Roxy and Lighthouse.
The Ladies department is complimented by a great selection of men’s footwear brands. With a diverse range of styles from smart brogues to casual walking boots, from quality brands like Barker, Dubarry, Ecco, Base London and Clarks there’s something for every occasion. For those rugby fans Tommy Bowe for Lloyd & Pryce and the new Bowe & Bootmaker are popular collections.
A staple throughout Donaghys history is their extensive children’s department known for great attention to detail, excellent customer service and experienced fitters. Clarks and Startrite are quintessential kidswear brands that are known and trusted, these are complimented by others like Lelli Kelly, Geox and Skechers that your little ones will love. Offering a First Shoes Club, Donaghys will make your child’s first shoe experience a special one. When you’re there you can have your little ladies and gents suited and booted with cute clothing brands including Billy Blush, Timberland, Joules and Deux Par Deux.
Realising a gap in the leisure sector Donaghys launched another wing to the business, Shoefair Sports in the mid 80s. The comprehensive range in the sports department includes; trainers, football boots, sportswear, gym wear, equipment and lots more! With leading industry brands like Nike, Adidas, Canterbury and Under Armour, whatever your sport you’ll find the right kit at Donaghys.
With a rich heritage in personal service, Donaghys offers an experience that cannot be rivalled, with one to one advice, expertly trained fitting and specialising in wide fitting shoes and orthotic insoles.
Keeping their finger on the pulse the Donaghy family have recognised that the world has progressed in their 56 years experience. Moving with the digital age a new website was launched this spring. Opening up endless possibilities and selling shoes worldwide. So if you can’t make it in store you can browse on mobile, tablet or desktop from wherever you are. Be sure to follow Donaghys on Facebook and Instagram for sneak peeks, new arrivals and latest news and promotions.