Saturday 13 November 2010

Fashion bazaar, in Athens, now!

A new fashion bazaar hits town this weekend and I had the pleasure of visiting it a day early in order to take pics and report everything back to you!

So, what did I learn?

Happy news #1
It takes place here (google maps have saved my ass a million times before) so it's easy access even to people who don't own a car. You can easily reach it by metro, either from Keramikos or Thision station.

Happy news #2
It includes menswear and kids stuff as well as womenswear, so it is a great opportunity for gilt-free gift buying for our favourite people, other than ourselves.

Happy news #3
Most of the stuff I saw, for the limited time I was there, were by PEPE JEANS, NOLITA, MISS SIXTY and MELISSA, but according to the poster, there are numerous other brands to discover.

And happy news #4, especially dedicated to jeans lovers:

There were lots of jeans.

Like, tons of them!

Seriously, if you're looking for denim on a serious discount, this bazaar is for you.

The bazaar officially starts today, Saturday November 13th. I have no clue for how long it will go on, so hurry up!

Opening hours are Monday to Friday 10:00 to 20:00 and Saturday 10:00 to 18:00, but here's a little something I overheard while being there:

It's gonna be open this Sunday too! What better opportunity for shopping for people who work Saturdays too, right?

So, what did I get?
Excuse the dirty mirror, it's THEIR dirty mirror not mine!

This NOLITA tail jacket, originally 239€ now down to 83€. A bargain or what? Oh and yes, the rest of the outfit is actually my own outfit for the day. The checkered button-down shirt was stolen from my mum's closet last Spring (I think it's old enough to be considered vintage) and the pants are my new favourite black dressy pants from ZARA. Too bad I left my shoes out of the picture!

Like I said, this bazaar is perfect for early gift buying (the holiday season is upon us, you guys and you can never be too prepared) so I got an extra little something that shall remain secret until my sister receives it by mail. You can guess all you want Effie, I'm not telling!


Unknown said...

I've never shopped in a bazaar, ever! It is impossible for me to shop like this. The clothes are like dirt, too much crowd and it is almost impossible to find anything decent.
Who's with me?

CyPinGirl said...

sounds great!

ShoppingTherapy said...

alhtough the hapinnes of buying something you like in the right price is such a great feeling(!!!) i feel too tired these days so i'm gonna skip this one.
glad to see you found that great jacket though. how come you didn't give in into another melissa pair?

Dreamcatcher said...

I think I'll take my friends with me to enjoy this event! Thanks xD

T said...

@)$&#(@()#&@()&#&@&#~! How I wish I was in Athens tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

Was there last year and bought some really coll stuff! I think that they are going to lower the prices more up to 80%! I love your jacket! I am searching for a similar one quite a long time now!

Alice said...

I like your photos. What camera do you have? did you buy it recently? I need to buy a camera, but I don't want a heavy dslr, nor a small compact, sth in between. What is your model?

Velveteen said...

Just came back from it..Spent a lot of money but bought AMAZING stuff. They are so organized! I bought 1 jacket, 1 dress, 2 skirts, 1 pair of pants, 1 pair of boots for my husb. I'll be going again tomorrow to check on the jeans. Thanx, lopi, though I don't know if I should be thanking you for making me charge my credit card so much! :P :P

Little Miss Curious said...

I love bazaars! You bought well :)


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Velveteen said...

Uhm, it's me again. Are you 100% certain they are open tomorrow? And what about the hours?

Lopi said...

@Dimitra Chouliara
It was rather crowded today, so I guess you wouldn't like it. Bazaars can be hard work, so they are definitely not everyone's cup of tea, but as I see here, people seem to really like them!

I wasn't planning on shopping either, but that jacket was love at first sight. As far as my love for Melissa shoes goes, I got so many plastic shoes this year that I decided to put myself on a plastic shoe ban :p

If you do go, drop a line here and tell us what you got!

Actually, this is the very first post using photos shot with my new camera. It's a Canon EOS 550D and I got it just one week ago. It's not very heavy, but it's quite bulky. I haven't done much of a research on camera models myself, so I'm afraid I can't be of any help...

Whoa girl, you brought the house down! Was it very crowded? About Sunday, it's not supposed to be officially announced, but I got the tip from a girl who works there, so I guess it's valid. She said the hours will be the same as Saturday, 10:00 to 18:00.

Velveteen said...

@ Lopi
it was crowded, true, but I'm well trained! I'll be posting my purchases soon!