Austins Department Store
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Austins department store, a treasured landmark in the centre of Derry. Austins predates Jenners ...
Austins department store, a treasured landmark in the centre of Derry. Austins predates Jenners of Edinburgh by 5 years, Harrods of London by 15 years and Macys of New York by 25 years! Austins is the world's oldest independent department store, having grown remarkably from its humble beginnings almost two centuries ago.
Today, it stands proudly overlooking the historic centre of the city, with commanding views of the entire district, Donegal and beyond. To mark its unique anniversary, this striking building has had a wonderful facelift with the entire stonework cleaned and painted, the magnificent second floor balconies completely restored and the imposing corner turret returned to its former glory. The grand facade however is in stark contrast to the thoroughly modern interior with four floors featuring the best in deparment store retailing. From Fashions to Perfumes, from Homewares to Crystal, Austins is a refreshing change on the city's high street. Offering that something extra, that personal touch, and exceptional standards of service, Austins is more than a Store - it's a shopping tradition.