As I promised after 2 weeks of holidays I’m back! Back from Greece, country that I consider my second home.
Although the main interest of any tourists is to visit the Acropolis and Parthenon in Athens, you will find also a lot and very good shopping areas.
The main shopping areas in Athens are Ermou Street, Aiolou Street and Academias Street and the most chic shopping areas are Glyfada and Kolonaki
The best way to support Greece is to invest in Greek fashion, Greek food, Greek Cosmetics and Greek jewelry. You can find everything from the famous Mari BK sandals to Kalamata olives, by the way, my favorite olives.
Here I have made a summary of the best Greek shops and Greek designers. Most of them with online shopping website and in some cases international shipping is possible, so no need to travel to get the best Greek clothes or Greek olive oil.
Toi&moi was founded in 1988. The philosophy of its collection: casual and elegant designer clothes expressing the two-faces of the brand, playing with the different feminine moods and always remaining loyal to quality measures. Greek famous celebrities choose the brand for their red carpet outfits.
Regalinas is a Greek women’s fashion brand that was founded in 1985. Now owns 12 brand stores and a distribution through selected retail boutiques nationwide and in Cyprus.
By maintaining high standards in production Regalinas’ philosophy is that the best possible quality at the best possible price ensures success.
Regalinas collections include stylish “every day” clothes with a variety of styles, garments and prints.
Fashion at its best from Fullah Sugah, an international fashion retailer! Clothes, shoes, bags and accessories.
Her collections reveal the different aspects of a minimalist aesthetic embracing the simplicity and charm of classical harmony.
Natural organic fabrics such as cotton, linen, wool and silk are combined and contrasted in a variety of flowing materials, intricate knitting patterns and embossed fibers that elegantly embrace the body.
was founded in 1986 in Greece by Dimitris Koutsolioutsos and now it is the most international Greek company which designs, jewellery, watches and fashion accessories at affordable prices.
is a Greek jewellery company that opened its first store on June 7th 2001 in Glyfada, a suburb of Athens. Li-LA-LO jewels are defined by unique designs and excellent quality. 18 K Gold and sterling Silver, diamonds, precious and semi precious stones are used to create pieces that can enhance any appearance and cover all needs in terms of style for that special moment! Talented Greek designers and craftsmen work together to create the beautiful handmade lines.
She started making jewelry for her friends, today 12 shops in different areas in Greece. As she says, she designs “affordable luxury” for woman who looks for exciting, trendy jewelry pieces at very good prices.
KEM has been involved in the womens’ accessories market since 1985, when it was founded by George Michailidis. With more than 300 selling points it has a successful track record in Greece, Cyprus and other European countries.
Design innovation combined with a non-negotiable commitment to quality have established it as a significant influence in the shaping and evolution of the Greek leather goods market.
Handmade in Greece, the pom-pom sandals made by Maria BK are the must have of these summer. And not only pompoms, but also fringe, coins or small decorative mosaics with tiny colored pieces. Traditional leather sandals with modern influences. Get yours soon!
she started as a Greek interior designer specialised in sourcing antiques & designing eclectic jewelry for museums such as the Metropolitan museum ..
The designer’s jewelry collection is inspired by both trend-conscious elements and traditional Greek motifs. Jewelry from the collection has been worn by top US celebrities such as Alicia Keys and Kendall Jenner at Coachella music festival 2015 and was voted as one of Kendal’s top ten outfits for the year.
Emmanuela Lykou’s eclectic beach brand is made from exceptional quality fabrics creating flattering swimwear pieces with a perfect fit and coverage. Sophisticated prints and beautiful designs embellished with gold and silver details, pompoms and frills, guarantee a standout beach style.
Zeus+Dione features handmade, high quality products of refined craftsmanship, transforming Hellenic cultural heritage to an updated form of design. Clean and minimal lines, as well as the finest handmade details feature prominently, adding an element of complexity to the air of timeless simplicity that is the core of the brand.
Born in the United States, to a Greek father and a Mexican-American mother, and raised in Greece, Anna Paola’s designs capture her cross-cultural upbringing under the sun of the Aegean islands and the coasts of Mexico. Paolita’s signature style includes distinctive cuts with carefully positioned panels enhancing the feminine silhouette, as well as the detailed, vibrant prints, designed exclusively by Anna Paola.
Sun-Water: two words that perfectly capture the spirit of the endless Greek summer awaking intense carefree emotions. Two of the most powerful elements that reminisce enchanted sensations when being by the beach.
It’s a Greek luxury swimwear brand that draws inspiration from the magnificent underwater sun scene. SUNDERWATER is addressed to all women that seek perfect fit, premium quality and unique custom prints. The brand blends effortless style, minimal but flattering cuts and feminine lines; the perfect combination for an impeccable beach style.
The pretty me swimwear collections follow the versatile and playful character of the summer season. The tops can be easily matched with various bottoms. In addition, the e-shop introduces a selection of kaftans, tunics and beachwear as well as an accessory line of purses, beach bags, pouches, beach towels and fine jewelry complementing the pretty me girl’s summer look. Mixing and matching styles and patterns is becoming the core of each Pretty me collection, inspired by the contemporary water nymphs. Each style is named after a water nymph aspiring to the Greek mythology, and the ethereal nature they represent.
Ibo-Maraca features an exotic collection of panama hats hand painted by distinguished Greek artists, inspired by the exquisite beauty of Maracaibo. Each hat is a one-of-a-kind piece of art that showcases vibrant Hellenic design fused with the tropical spirit of South America.
KeepFred designs all type of shoes with great sense of humor but following the trends, KEEPFRED because normal is boring!
Christina Martini and Nikolas Minoglou’s sandal collection has been instantly coveted by Hollywood celebrities and fashionistas around the world. Locally handmade by skilled craftsmen using traditional techniques that have existed for centuries, Ancient Greek Sandals masterfully combine contemporary chic style with antique accents.
It was founded in 1972 by Nikos and Niki Koutsiana, two young pharmacists, were inspired by the honeybee society, beauty and well-being, and together they created their first natural cosmetics, using beekeeping products and herb extracts.
Today, APIVITA is a company with a strong philosophy, values, social responsibility, heritage and an innovative outlook. It has evolved into a vast universe of people, products, aims, values, dreams and new endeavors, which ensure its ongoing development.
Gaea ‘Mother Earth’ in ancient Greek mythology, is much more than elegantly-packaged wholesome foods and fine ingredients. It is a genuine philosophy of life, at the core of which is a deep appreciation for nature.
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See you next week and thanks for reading. Enjoy your Greek shopping!