About us

Tribe is an independent, urban, lifestyle retailer. Our goal is simply to create an inviting, honest and progressive store environment, housing a selection of surf, skate and street brands from around the globe. Our umbrella of brands covers Carhartt, Vans, Nike SB, Adidas skate, Brixton, Obey, Fila, Kappa, Ellesse, Thrasher, Independent, Element, Ripcurl, Etnies, and Footwear.

Why Tribe? Our name comes from our ethos of creating a "tribe" or sense of belonging through our clothing brands we offer. We wanted to be more than another clothes store, we believed in the surf and skate movement that was sweeping the globe and the idea that what you wear reflects the lifestyle you want to create.

Tribe first opened its doors in 1992, an Irish owned and family run company with a simple mandate: to bring the surf lifestyle to Dublin, or at least the desired clothing to enjoy that lifestyle! We were at the heart of the evolution of the lifestyle dressing trend. Comfortable, Durable, Culture driven clothes from the developing global surf brands. We were always skaters at heart and offered a strong story of core skate shoes from major brands including Vans and Etnies from day one, and classics like Nike SB and Adidas.

Tribe has weathered the storm of economic ups and downs over the years and we are happy to say we are still going strong in 2019. We are the only Independent Retailer of our kind in Dublin today! We have strengthened our ties with all major surf and skate brands and work closely with these brands to provide the coolest, up-to-date trends for our customers in Dublin and beyond.

As time has passed, the Surf scene has remained at the heart of many people's choice in clothing, however we have seen major growth in our customer's love for everything Street, echoed in the spill of Skate into mainstream fashion. Tribe has naturally progressed with this and we now have a multi-store offering the best of both Surf and Skate worlds.

We work tirelessly with our brands to bring you sickest presentations in our stores. Element, Carhartt and Vans all have a shop-in-shop setup in our store in Stephen's Green, and we offer exclusivity on lots of products in Dublin.

Carhartt has always been at the core of our offering and as demand has grown for the brand, so has our commitment to it. In the summer of 2014, Carhartt Work in Progress, installed a brand new concept store within our store in Stephen's Green. We stock Carhartt's full collection instore season on season and are the largest stockists of Carhartt WIP in Ireland.

Our love of trainers has never wavered and we continue to provide classics from Vans, Etnies, Element and exclusives from the likes of Adidas, as well as the most extensive range of Nike SB you can find around!

All of this is made possible by our awesome team and we are one big, unusual adoptive family that brings Tribe to life day on day. Our new webstore which we are currently developing is available at www.tribe-clothing.com . Our website is our key area for development as we want to bring our stores to Tribesters around the globe.