Ohh! By Gum's 'Bricks & Mortar' store in May 2009. Based in the west of Ireland in a beautiful town called Clifden in Connemara, Co. Galway.
The name Ohh! By Gum came about because of the owner Sharon Griffin's maiden name 'Gumley'. As a child growing up she was teased for it, so made it a feature, firstly, as "By Gum" labels in the items she made for her friends growing up and now as a business. Before moving from London to the West of Ireland in 1997 with her family Sharon was a stylist working in advertising. 'I love clothes as they help express your identity and can make you feel good inside as well as looking good. It's important to wear good quality fabrics that feel nice against your skin and that doesn't have to cost the earth. That is why we try to source organic cotton and other sustainable materials in the collections we buy'. We ask our suppliers where their products are made and like to work with those whom have a similar ethos to our own.
As the business has grown from strength to strength, it has done so with a growing family to look after it. This year we are happy to welcome Aoife, who is our new Shop Manager and she works alongside the wonderful Edith, Roisin & Muireann. We are delighted to list amongst our achievements 'Best Boutique in Ireland' by the Irish Times in 2012 and one of "The Top Best 30 Shops In Ireland' by Hot Press in 2013. 2014 & in 2015.
We first started selling online in 2011 and are delighted to bring the treasures of Ohh! By Gum to everyone. If you have a query, we are happy to help. Just get in touch (details below).
One of our team are always on standby via email or by phone during shop hours 10.30-5.30 Mon. - Sat.
We hope you enjoy your time shopping at Ohh! By Gum and if you are in the west of Ireland we'd love to welcome you to our store in person.
Tel: + 353 95 21334