The labyrinthine cobblestone paved streets of Mykonos, reminders of the times when the Chora (the island capital) had to come up with a defence mechanism to protect itself from bloodthirsty pirates that would storm the town in the post-Byzantine era, are a shopaholic’s wonderland. With famous boutiques galore offering sophisticated treasures, trendy stores that can deliver anything on the island (or even to your doorstep back home in Europe, Asia, or the USA) in an efficient and discreet fashion, and a fantastic plethora of merchandise, shopping in Mykonos Town is a unique experience indeed.
From Art Galleries to High-end Jewellery shops
Start your expedition from Little Venice, where you will find Parthenis’ boutique, an internationally-acclaimed contemporary Greek designer whose high-end bohemian chic resort pieces have earned him a loyal following from the global jet-set. A few steps further is Matoyanni area and the Louis Vuitton boutique. Besides the iconic fashion brand, Matoyianni is also home to Enny Monaco, the place that houses the most elegant of designers, including Balmain and Alaia, while big names like Follie Follie and Tommy Hilfiger also have boutiques here.
For hand-picked international apparel, head to SohoSoho boutique and the nearby Lalaounis Mykonos jewellery store (a world-famous family brand whose pieces are inspired by ancient Greece). Don’t be mistaken. The modest front door opens up to a national institution that exudes grandness and extreme glamour; the kind of majesty women like Barbara Streisand, Jackie Kennedy Onassis, and Maria Callas appreciated greatly.
Finally, upscale resorts scattered all around the island compete the quality of the high-end shops spread in the downtown area, and present equally stylish boutiques which feature exquisite collections of jewellery (take Grand Hotel Myconos in Agios Ioannis and its broad array of the ground-breaking jewellery designers Poniros Family or Venetia Vildiridis jewellery stores located at the Ornos Santa Marina Resort & Villas).
Stores worth a spot on your must-visit list:
- Ergon Mykonos – An art concept store in Ano Matoyianni that combines modern and old masterfully.
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- Luisa Beach – Luxurious boutiques at Psarou that have been serving an international clientele and their high-end fashion requirements since 1975.
- Tserkov – Found exclusively in Mykonos island and Zurich, the high-end clothing brands are located in the heart of the Chora.
- Belvedere Hotel Boutique – For prestigious handmade leather Callista bags, at Matoyianni.
- Rousounelos – A family of high-standing watchmakers with distinct attention to detail and fashion-forward designs.
- Linea Piu – Elite women’s luxury fashion boutique (from John Galliano and Tom Ford to Chanel) designed by Kois Associated Architects.
Other iconic brands like Swarovski and Dsquared2 Mykonos also adorn the capital with their top quality items and welcome VIPs and celebs to their elegant and stylish premises that ooze chicness, opulence and splendour. Of course, this is just an illustrative list. Feel free to wander around and get lost in the maze of paths and narrow streets that distinguish the Mykonos shopping scape to discover more top design houses and luxury items stores.
At the end of the day, you will have, at least, gained a fab shopping experience!
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