Thursday, 10 December 2009

Fuga, my one and only

Ok, I have a thing for unique stuff, that much you know. My Fuga bags are as unique as it gets though, as they were produced especially for me in one-off pieces. Did I get a special treatment? No. That's what Fuga is all about: custom-made, one of a kind stuff. Does it seem like a special xmas gift or what!

First time I visited Fuga, Dina, owner of the store and creator of the bags, explained how the concept took off: "I'd designed a couple of styles for each item, handbags, purses, tobacco cases, and customers that walked in tended to make comments like this is lovely, but I'like it in blue or my boyfriend would love this, if only I could add his initials on it. So I thought, why not? I can do that!"

And so she did. It wasn't long before she had a steady clientele of people who craved unique accessories, just like me. How convenient then that Dina's sewing machine and stash of fabrics are right next to the till!

I had my first bag done there after choosing the size, colour and desired shape. A random chat about my cat led Dina to add a felt kitty detail which I really liked. The discreet logo label on the inside lining was a nice touch too. A few months later, and as my wardrobe was turning alarmingly green, I went back asking to have the exact same bag in a matching colour. These bags are so easy and affordable, I'm thinking of ordering a third one soon!

In case you feel like visiting Fuga too, it's at 35 Themistokleous str. at Exarhia, Athens. Oh, and don't go too early, store opens at 12;)

7 comments:

sugahspank! said...

aaaahaha, so the cat's in the bag :)

Thalia said...

i ve been to her shop-studio and she is also super friendly!!!!!
loved your bag as well!!!!

Mairyliscious said...

τελειααααααα υπεροχη ειδικα αυτη με τη γατα και μου αρεσει που ανοιγει 12

stella said...

thanx for sharing!

daisychain said...

aw, these are gorgeous

fashionist__ahead said...

οοοο....m aresoun toso polu autes oi tsantes....

Marietta said...

That is such a great idea, who doesnt love unique things?