IS IT A MERE COINCIDENCE MCARTHURGLEN DESIGNER OUTLET IN ATHENS IS HOLDING WHAT IT EUPHEMISTICALLY CALLS 'VINTAGE' SALE?
These Chanel suits look like they could be from the latest collection or circa 1990! Just proves a timeless design lasts forever!
Invest in one these glam, yet understated outfits and you can sail through the seasons in deluxe style!
'Vintage' is the preferred and nicer version of 'secondhand'! If you have an ancient car on its last rickety wheels, you sell it as a 'vintage' car instead of a second or third hand car! Ditto for second hand clothes! 'Vintage' garments sound so much better than 'secondhand' or 'hand me downs', don't you think?
As we know, Athens at the best of times is not a fashion capital though it did introduce the toga which is a fashion legend in its own right. But that was 3,000 years ago.
Today, Greece is on its last legs and about to be kicked out of the European Union anytime now. Its buying power has slumped to an alltime low and few Athenians are queuing to buy the latest couture that costs RM 120,000 a dress. They are more likely to queue for free food and hands-out.
So now is the time to sell secondhand, er, vintage clothes at knockdown prices as few Greeks are in the mood to throw or attend fashion shows let alone buy brand new, pricey clothes.
Personally I am fond of vintage, old garments as certain attire are timeless and stand the ravages of time. A classic design like Volkswagen or Chanel suit or Birkin lasts forever. If there is a vintage store, chances are you will find me there browsing through so I wish I could be in Athens from 9 November till 8 December. If you are going there, make sure you visit McArthurglen for some fab buys!
McARTHURGLEN DESIGNER OUTLET
THE VINTAGE FASHION FESTIVAL
The exclusive Vintage Fashion Festival arrives at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Athens on Friday 9 November, following its extensive tour of McArthurGlen’s five Italian Designer Outlets near the fashionable cities of
Milan, Venice, Rome, Florence and .
The Festival will be held exclusively, and for the first time in
, at McArthurGlen Designer
Outlet Athens until 8 December. Vintage addicts and fashion lovers alike
will have the opportunity to buy unique garments and accessories from such top
luxury names as Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton,
Hermès, Dior, Gucci, Valentino and Versace. Greece
This special occasion, offering menswear as well as womenswear, has been created and curated by Italian vintage collector, A.N.G.E.L.O., the owner of the biggest vintage store in
Europe. In addition, shoppers
at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet will be able to browse through A.N.G.E.L.O.’s
personal collection of vintage scarves.
Don’t miss the chance to shop unique fashion items such as a timeless Chanel bag, a glamorous pair of 80s Yves Saint Laurent sunglasses or a classic Louis Vuitton sack voyage. The iconic Birkin and Kelly bags by Hermès will impress you, while the 70s coats by two of the most loveable Italian designers, Valentino and Versace, and the glamorous Givenchy 80s dresses will be waiting to be discovered by the discerning shopper.
During the Vintage Fashion Festival, shoppers will also have the chance to admire and tour A.N.G.E.L.O.’s unique scarf collection, called ‘Around the World in 80 Scarves’. Authentic vintage scarves from the 40s, 50s and 60s will take you to a journey from
Alaska to Chile,
from Italy to China and . Thailand
Appreciate and experience the styles of decades gone by at The Vintage Festival at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Athens, and discover stylish treasures with attractive prices.
And don’t forget your favorite designer brands at 35 – 70 % less all year round, at the ultimate shopping destination!
About McArthurGlen Designer Outlets
McArthurGlen Designer Outlets is part of McArthurGlen Group, Europe’s leading owner, developer and manager of designer outlets. The Group, which currently has 21 Designer Outlets following the opening of Neumünster, near Hamburg, Germany, in September 2012, introduced the concept of designer outlet retailing to Europe in 1995. Consumers visiting McArthurGlen’s Designer Outlets are attracted by year-round savings of 30-70 per cent on the top names in luxury, designer and high street fashion. McArthurGlen’s portfolio currently offers nearly 600,000 sq m of retail space, with almost 200,000 sq m of new retail space under way.
For more information visit www.mcarthurglen.com
Vintage Fashion Festival at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet
from 9 November until 8 December Athens