Phrase of Mouth: Athens Tradition + Procuring
The references to Greek heritage within the Western world are infinite. However zooming in on Athens tradition reveals a various and proficient group of artists, designers, store house owners and gallerists. Enlisting the assistance of CH buddies Kiya and Demitra Babzani (specialists of the world and the house owners Self Edge), we’ve the lowdown a few of the most inspiring and attention-grabbing shops and galleries within the Greek capital. And make certain to check out our information to town’s food and drinks scene for whenever you want a break between cultural outings.
Native clothes model ME THEN‘s flagship retailer within the Koukaki neighborhood is effectively value stopping by. The model makes use of Greek textiles and native factories to supply their wares, which span from road model to extra formal choices. Their vitality and imaginative and prescient really propel their merchandise ahead. Additionally, they’re constructing a restaurant inside the shop, if anybody wants one more reason to remain some time.
Our pair of Athens specialists regard Underflow as among the finest document shops they’ve ever been to. It’s not solely a tastefully stocked store, it’s additionally a gallery and occasion area. All three placing areas warrant a go to, however the store’s choice is unmatched—as is the workers’s helpfulness and musical information.
The Artwork Basis
As soon as an deserted constructing, now a gallery, bar and retail area, The Artwork Basis (or TAF) is thoughtfully curated and effectively deliberate. With provocative exhibitions—and covetable merchandise within the retailer—it’s a great place to discover.
Bios is town’s mecca for experimental and fringe digital music. Consisting of a rooftop bar/membership with a view of the Acropolis, a contemporary tackle the normal Greek taverna on the second ground, and a bar referred to as Tesla on the bottom ground, this outpost is made for late nights. Whereas the area itself is an attraction, a few of the most attention-grabbing DJs and acts coming by way of Athens will carry out right here.
Bear in mind Style
For Athens, Bear in mind Style is a legendary retail expertise. The store has been open since 1978 and is the epicenter of town’s many subcultures. It’s now helmed by the founder’s son and his spouse, who know extra about Athens’ subculture scenes than anybody else. Peruse the numerous treasures and oddities, and possibly seize a Bear in mind Style T-shirt for a playful memento.
Photos courtesy of respective venues