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Where to shop in Athens

Shopaholics rejoice! Athens has reinvented itself with a thriving indie fashion and boutique shopping scene to boot. Here are 5 stores to begin your shopping expedition. By Juliet Kinsman.

Greece is for Lovers

You’ll need to book an appointment to check out the kitsch objects here, but it’s worth it.
You’re as sure to leave with a big smile as a sack of original souvenirs, from sunglasses-sporting Hermès (God of wealth and luck) and Aphrodite beeswax candles to skateboards made in the style of ancient Greek pottery.
50–52 Valtetsiou
greeceisforlovers.com

Myrto

Here in her Kessaris showroom, Myrto Anastasopoulou’s original nature-inspired jewellery designs are as bold as they are delicate.
Whether you’re a big-time buyer or a casual browser, take the time to pop in.
7 Panepistimiou
myajewellery.com

Kilo Shop

A fresh approach to peddling vintage: you can buy second-hand clothes and accessories by weight here.
Located on what was once the poshest of shopping streets, it fits in well with the area’s new flea market-chic look and feel.
120 Ermou

Second Hand Lux

Pre-loved, high-end designer labels find their way back onto rails and shelves here for fashion lovers who are after luxe for less.
27 Haritos, Kolonaki
secondhandlux.gr

Dimitris Petrou

Dimitri Petrou’s elegant tailored approach to fashion-forward leather creations and romantic lace details has been luring foreign fashionistas to the city for exclusive fittings.
The perfect spot to splash out on that special-occasion dress.
23 Kanari, Kolonaki

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