A few days ago, a friend of mine who works as a professional stylist on tv called me and said she had discovered a little '80s-wear paradise in the centre of Athens. Everything original, real retro. Those people were forced to close down and had lots of stock which is now squeezed in rails, dusty and neglected.
"When was the last time you saw something made in Greece?" she said and she was actually right. Most Greek companies produce abroad nowadays (saying that, my Know-How clothes are all made in Greece, must be among the last companies who still do this).
Her words sounded like a fashion history alarm in my head! I am such a fool for 80's clothes! So I went to check it out:
"Clothes like these, don't exist anymore. They don't make them like this anymore" were the words of Mrs Eleni, the very kind old lady who works there as a sales assistant. She also told me so much about how it used to be back in the days, how these clothes were worn and dag out the best pieces for me.
"You girls seem to really appreciate them, it is touching" she went on. People who walk in here are mainly those who just can't afford anything else. "But why so cheap?" I asked. "The boss wants to get rid of them" was the reply.
I bought a huge bag's worth of amazing, historical pieces at the price of 30 euros... This dress cost me 10:
Sorry for not putting it on for you, it seriously has to be washed before it comes anywhere near my skin. Still, it's my treasure. If you like 80's fashion go save some yourselves! (this is between revealing my secret and begging you)
Location: you take the train and get off at Omonoia. Then you walk down Ag. Konstantinou str. (Pireos) and you take a left on the first street which should be Sokratous. This shop has no sign outside but is easy to spot. It's the 3rd or 4th shop on your right. You won't regret this. Also say hi to Mrs Eleni, she's so sweet.