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Athens shopping
Here is a listing of some of the chicest shops in Athens and the labels they carry:

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Shop till you drop

Department stores

Notos Galleries 99 Aiolou & Stadiou sts, tel 210-324-5811/www.notosgalleries.gr

Seven floors of cosmetics, accessories and clothing for men, women and children. Labels include Miss Sixty, Kookai, Trussardi Jeans and Lacoste

Fokas 41 Stadiou St, tel 210-331-1177; 11 Ermou & Voulis sts, Syntagma, tel 210-325-7770

The Stadiou St store opened in late 2003, transferring most of the custom from the somewhat dated Ermou St branch. It sells a wide variety of sports brands in the basement, with cosmetics, clothing, bags and shoes for all ages on the floors above

Hondos Center 4 Omonia Sq, tel 210-528-2800; smaller branches throughout the city

A great selection of makeup and perfumes from most international brands, rails of swimwear and lingerie, bags and some basic clothing

Marks & Spencers 33-35 Ermou St, Syntagma, tel 210-324-0804/210-324-0675

Brits may be disappointed by this scaled-down version of their high-street staple. Don't expect to find those delicious eats or the latest designs, but you can buy underwear, much of the Per Una line, casual outfits and swimwear

International designers

BCBG MaxAzria 4 Anagnostopoulou St, Kolonaki, 210-729-8606

DKNY 8 Solonos St, Kolonaki, 210-360-3775

Emporio Armani 5 Milioni St, Kolonaki, 210-338-9101

Escada 33 Tsakalof St, Kolonaki, 210-361-3918

Giorgio Armani 8 Koumbari St, Kolonaki, 210-361-3603

Gucci 27 Tsakalof St, Kolonaki, 210-360-2519; 8 Kolokotroni St, Kifissia, 210 808-9034

Hugo Boss 19 Amerikis St, 210-338 9080

Longchamp 6 Voukourestiou St, Syntagma, 210-325-8750. Also branches in Piraeus, Glyfada, Kolonaki, Kifissia, Thessaloniki, and at Athens Airport, Fokas and Notos Galleries

Maxmara 14 Akadimias St, 210-360-2142; Kolokotroni 7, Kifissia, 210-808-6084

Louis Vuitton 19 Voukourestiou St, 210-361-3938

Tod's 13 Voukourestiou St, 210-335-6425

Tommy Hilfiger 3 Milioni St, 210-338-9420

Designer boutiques

Luisa 15 Skoufa St, tel 210-363-5600

Painfully chic, incredibly pricey and somewhat snooty, Luisa sells a range of labels including Stella McCartney, Ralph Lauren, Lanvin, Roberto Cavalli, Narciso Rodriguez and shoes by Jimmy Choo. Can't face the pricetags? Pop into the stock shop next door, where last season's pieces are sold for up to 70 percent off

Sotris 30 Anagnostopoulou St, tel 210-363-9281

Dolce&Gabbana, Prada, Miu Miu, Marni, Voyage, Antonio Beradi, Stella McCartney, Comme des Garcons, Dior Homme... the list at this stylists' fave goes on and on. Check out the eveningwear by Greek star Angelos Frentzos

Sofos 5 Anagnostopoulou St, tel 210-361-8713

Diane von Furstenburg wrap dresses and flimsy floral tops are sold here alongside a selection of itsy-bitsy bikinis, hot pants, summer frocks and other pieces from a variety of both lesser-known and established international labels

Bettina 40 Anagnostopoulou St, Kolonaki, tel 210-339-2094, Voukourestiou 4, tel 210-339-0966

The Athens home of Sophia Kokosalaki's clothing, this quiet, white minimalist shop also stocks representative pieces from Comme des Garcons, Balenciaga, and Martine Sitbon, among other idiosyncratic names, and Greeks Angelos Frentzos and Filep Motwary

Galle 10 Kolkotroni St, Kifissia, tel 210-623-0859

Come here for the humorous yet beautiful Anya Hindmarch totes, the shoes by Emma Hope and the distinguished clothing from Lolita Lempicka, Alessandro dell Acqua, Paul Smith and many others

Elina Lembessi 13 Irakleitou St, tel 210-363-1731

Lembessi's own timelessly attractive, pretty patterns are showcased alongside creations by a handful of local designers including Mia Oeser, whose embroidered, sequinned tops and bikinis are must-haves for summer

Afternoon 1 Deinokratous St, tel 210-722-5380

Introduce yourself to Greek fashion at this stylish store, part of the St George Lycabettus Hotel, where the labels include high-flying Yiorgos Eleftheriades (who shows in Paris) along with stars on the rise such as Pavlos Kyriakidis, Vaso Consola, Lena Katsanidou and Chara Lebessi, among many others

Ice Cube 28 Tsakalof St, tel 210-362-5669

Designs from Greek duos Deux Hommes and Aesthetic Theory, bags and bijoux from a selection of Greek artists and garments and accessories from labels ranging from Gharani Strok to Alice Temperley and Lara Bohinc

Soho Soho 8 Kolokotroni St, Kifissia, tel 210-623-4707

This funky little emporium started out on Mykonos, where it was - and still is - the number one place to buy kaftans, sandals and elegantly casual beachwear. The Kifissia branch similarly sells trendy bits and pieces from a well-chosen assortment of local and international brands

YEShop 28 Pindarou St, tel 210-361-5278

Yiorgos Eleftheriades' quirky tailoring is for men and women who appreciate impeccable cutting, quality fabrics and uncoventional designs

Lena Katsanidou - Where to Wear

17 Alopekis & Loukianou sts, tel 210-722-3923

Colourful, eye-catching and original, Katsanidou's clothes and accessories are beloved by the Athenian celebrity crowd

High street

BSB 8 Tsakalof St, Kolonaki, tel 210-339-2366

Highly trendy, ephemeral Greek-made garments at fairly reasonable prices

Lussile 37 Ermou St, tel 210-321-5615

Classic suits and workwear alongside a funkier selection of catwalk-inspired pieces for twenty- and thirty-somethings

Zara 59 Stadiou St, tel 210-324-3101; branches throughout Athens

The Spanish chain dominates the Greek high street - and why wouldn't it, with such laughable prices and up-to-the-minute fashions? On Ermou St alone there are three branches, and everywhere you look you will see people carrying the bulging black paper bags

Karen Millen 11 Anagnostopoulou St, tel 210-362-3172

England's high-street-meets-designer brand for stylish dressers at the higher end of the pay scale comes to Athens

Puma 17 Kanari St, tel 210-361-0516

Sporty clothing, must-have trainers and sunglasses. The limited editions are particularly popular

Mango 39 Ermou St, tel 210-322-7657

Priced slightly higher than its compatriot Zara, Mango has a tempting range of clothes, bags and shoes

Diesel 3 Skoufa St, Kolonaki, tel 210-362-2748

Too-cool-for-school ripped, low-cut jeans and much more

Replay 14 Irakleitou St, tel 210-364-0756

Jeans, belts, trendy tees and decorated jackets for trendy guys and gals

Sava 25 Akadimias St, tel 210-364-1192; Andrea Papandreou 40, Halandri, tel 210-685-2234

The owner of this shop travels to France and Italy regularly, returning with a wide selection of well-picked, funky, fashionable clothing

Orfanidis 27 Kolokotroni St, tel 210-323-5643

Unisex pieces from French Connection, Guess, Energie, D&G and various other cool and casual brands

Artisti Italiani 22 Ermou St, tel 210-331-3857; Ag Metaxa 9, Glyfada, tel 210-968-1544

Classic pieces at prices that are rather higher than one might hope to pay for a label that is, despite the name and hype, Greek

Nine Below 16 Tsakalof St, tel 210-362-5668

Dodge down into this basement for funky streetwear, vintage-type garments and accessories from a range of suitably underground European labels

Shoes and accessories

Vassilis Zoulias Old Athens 17 Kanari St, Kolonaki, tel 210-361-4762

Elegant, classic mules, ballet pumps and slingbacks with matching bags, inspired by the footwear in the glamorous films of the 50s and early 60s

Spiliopoulos 63 Ermou St, tel 210-322-7590; 50 Adrianou St, tel 210-321-9096

A shoe-lover's favourite, this bustling shop sells last season's footwear and seconds at half price or less from a variety of high-end names including Manolo Blahnik, Emma Hope, Kate Space, Narciso Rodriguez and Tod's, as well as trendy sandals and bags from cheaper labels

Kalogirou 4 Patriarchou Ioakeim St, Kolonaki, tel 210-335-6401; 92 Kyprou St, Glyfada, tel 210-335-6407; other branches

Expensive footwear from the likes of Prada, Miu Miu, Tod's, Church's and Casadei fill the vitrines of this haughty Athenian institution alongside Kalogirou designer-'inspired' own-brand shoes

Prasini 7-9 Tsakalof St, tel 210-364-6258

Upstairs enjoy the collection of fashion-conscious Spanish, Italian, French - and Greek - heels, boots and sandals, while downstairs the shop is stocked with designer bags and purses

Rollini 16 Ermou St, tel 210-323-4838

Dolce&Gabbana and Pura Lopez, Camper and Adidas - this store has a vast range of attractive shoes to suit most pockets and tastes

Left 1 Leventi St, Kolonaki, tel 210-723-8937

Stylish leather and suede flip-flops made by Greek designer Ioannis are the main draw at this little Kolonaki boutique, but there is also an interesting selection of imported pieces

Kem 26 Patriachou Ioakim St, Kolonaki, tel 210-721-9230; other branches around Athens

This affordable Greek chain sells trendy leather totes, evening bags and capacious weekenders

Accessorize 42 Ermou St, tel 210-331-7780; 5 Levidou St, Kifissia, tel 210-623-6540; branches around Athens

Jewellery

Elena Votsi 7 Xanthou St, tel 210-360-0936

The woman behind this year's revamped Olympic medals, Votsi is acclaimed for her stocky gold rings with slabs of semi-precious stone and her distinctive necklaces that combine aquamarine, coral and other colourful elements with gold

Eleni Marneri Creative Gallery

3 Agathoupoleos St, Patission, tel 210-866-8195

Inspired exhibitions and a permanent collection of unusual precious and semi-precious jewellery by a selection of upcoming Greek artists

Maria Mastori 24 Alopekis St, tel 210-722-0062

Unique rings, earrings and pendants handmade with gold combined with semi-precious stones, feathers, silk or even wire and plastic characterise this exceptional jewellery designer's work

Lalaounis 6 Panepistimiou St, tel 210-364-0263

The world-renowned jeweller, whose elaborate creations have been worn by stars from Maria Callas to Anna Vissi, sells his complete contemporary, costly collection here

Folli Follie 37 Ermou St, tel 210-323-0601; branches throughout Athens

Bridging the gap between designer and high street, this Greek-born jewellery and accessories chain sells affordable, fashionable watches, necklaces, bracelets, scarves and bags

Borell's 5 Ypsilantou St, tel 210-721-9772

Vintage costume jewellery from some of the legends of the 40s and 50s, including Miriam Haskell and Trifari

Beauty Shops

Body 'n' Soul 11 Omirou St, Neo Psychico, tel 210-677-4554; 17 Fivis St, Glyfada, tel 210-894-5737

Stocking the creme de la creme of international niche beauty brands, these pampering parlours offer such goodies as Caudalie creams, Diptyque candles, OPI nail varnish and Nars and Stephane Marais cosmetics

Heaven on Earth 16 Levidou St, Kifissia, tel 210-808-1151

With some of the finest products currently on the global market sitting on its shelves - St Tropez whipped self-tanning mousse, Terax and Bumble & bumble hair care, Annick Goutal perfumes, Bliss Spa and Fresh body creams - the name of this beauty boutique sums it up

Sephora 24 Ermou St, tel 210-331-3167

Beautyworks 8 Kolokotroni St, Kifissia, tel 210-808-9070; cnr Neofytou Douka and Kapsali sts, Kolonaki, tel 210-722-5511

The Athens home of Shu Uemura Japanese cosmetics, this shop also sells products from Kiehl's, Joey New York, Penhaglion's, Aqua di Parma and the pomegranate-infused antioxidant creams by Rodial

Korres Cnr Eratosthenous and Ivikou sts, Pangrati, tel 210-752-0442 or 210-722-2774

Londoners know it from the King's Road store, New Yorkers and Parisians from the shelves of Henri Bendels and Galeries Lafayette, respectively. In Greece you can find the natural-based, reasonably-priced, minimalistically-packaged Korres products in most chemists, but in Pangrati, at the humble homeopathic pharmacy from which it was first launched, you can find the full range, including travel sizes

MAC 44 Ermou St, tel 210-325-8260; branches around the city


ATHENS NEWS , 16/08/2004, page: A37

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Awesome info, just wish I could go to Athens right now and catch the individual gymnastics!

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Wish I could be there for the shopping, Michael Phelps and hang out with Lena.

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quite a good list but it lacks few 'gems'

make sure you let me know when you visit

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I love greek addresses and last names... everything is Cool-opolis.

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As u have seen Kolonaki and Kifisia are the places where all "good" shops are in Athens! As a matter of fact Kolonaki is one of the most expencive places in Europe! Its great there! U can meet anyone!!!

Skoufa, Tsakalof, Anagnostopoulou are streets with great shops!!!

If u are here for the Olympics i suggest u have to visit this place! You will love it!!! Its downtown, under the Hill of Lukavittos, and near Suntagma square!!!


Try it!!!

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Originally posted by Envy@Aug 29 2004, 10:44 AM
As u have seen Kolonaki and Kifisia are the places where all "good" shops are in Athens! As a matter of fact Kolonaki is one of the most expencive places in Europe! Its great there! U can meet anyone!!!

Skoufa, Tsakalof, Anagnostopoulou are streets with great shops!!!

If u are here for the Olympics i suggest u have to visit this place! You will love it!!! Its downtown, under the Hill of Lukavittos, and near Suntagma square!!!
Try it!!!
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Envy, please tell me you are based in Athens, i certainly love to share with a fellow Athenian here at tFS

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Envy, please tell me you are based in Athens, i certainly love to share with a fellow Athenian here at tFS
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Yes dear Lena! I am from Athens! I live in Kifisia!!! I'm happy too, to find a fellow citizen in this forum!!! Where do u live???

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i live by the coast, i'm actually off to the beach right now, but we will certainly talk more, wow.. i've been on this forum for more than two years, finally a fellow Athenian

welcome to tFS envy

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Sotris!?
sounds good. definitely I would like to stop in.


http://www.sotris.gr/

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Sotris!?
sounds good. definitely I would like to stop in.
http://www.sotris.gr/
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I bet you should.


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all right

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actually Louisa & Bettina are much better boutiques than Sotris but this is the oldest traditional 'designer importer' in town, goes back to the 70's

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Well, they can also go to "Lakis Gavalas Kolonaki" whos also a great importer! Am i right?

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Well, they can also go to "Lakis Gavalas Kolonaki" whos also a great importer! Am i right?
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absolutely, and his LAK store -kolonaki- is pretty cool for young sportswear (not too $$$ either)

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