About Genius Clothing and Footwear
Welcome to Genius Clothing and Footwear

About Genius

Established in the heart of the Creative Quarter of Dublin’s Grafton street area in 1985, Genius Clothing and Footwear have been providing customers with the best brands, finest quality apparel and most exciting labels in men’s fashion.


Hi there,

Welcome to Genius.

Genius clothing and Footwear is family owned and operated. We are proud to have established ourselves as the leading Irish owned denim, fashion and crafted footwear retailer in Ireland.

We started out selling T-Shirts from a dirty old garage in 1985. The seed for Genius was sown – and with the help of our parents we opened our first store in Rathmines, a Dublin suburb.

The city beckoned and we soon opened our store in the heart of Dublin’s creative quarter. Since then we have made our home in the historic Powerscourt Townhouse Centre on Clarendon street, just a stone’s throw from Grafton street.

Genius is different from the big chains. Each season we personally visit fashion houses such as Diesel, Edwin, Schott, Replay, G-Star, Scotch & Soda, Rvlt and Strellson. From hundreds of pieces in each collection, we only select what we and our customers will like.  My brother Jason and I try everything on under the watchful eye of our sister Tara, all the time being mindful of the delicate balance between price, quality, design and fit.

Over the years we have become well known for the quality of our footwear department, stocking brands such as Sendra, Red Wing, G-Star, J Shoes, Base and Hudson. We have opened a footwear store for both men and women at 14 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2. After many years of admiring the gorgeous women’s footwear from the likes of Sendra and Frye, now women can enjoy the Genius experience too and my sister Tara can satisfy all her guilty cravings.

We strive to bring you the best in designer street fashion and quality footwear, bringing you the best that these collections have to offer. We have all you need to complete your look with accessories including watches, belts, jewellery, wallets, hats, scarves and bags. Sign up for our newsletter to get a heads up on new arrivals and hot looks.

If you visit Dublin, drop in and see us. We hope to welcome you to the family of regular Genius customers. And we know you will shine in your Genius purchase. If you have any questions drop us a line and we’ll be happy to help – it’s what we do.

All the best,

Farrel Kavanagh