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Buyers

With a creative set who are on a mission, Tbilisi has become a hub of urban cool with boutiques and concept stores sprouting up all over the place. For a one-stop hit, head to Buyers, hidden within the upper floors of a grand European-style building. Here, you’ll find Georgian brands like cutting-edge fashion label Tatuna Nikolaishvili rubbing shoulders with artwork by the likes of Louisa Chalatashvili. No space to carry everything home? The company’s online store has plans to start the country’s e-commerce revolution.

CHAOS Concept Store

The corner of Merab Kostava and Tamar Chovelidze in Tbilisi’s Vera neighbourhood is home to some of the trendiest, hotels, bars and restaurants. It makes sense then, that the city’s fashion hotspot would open here. Called CHAOS, spend the morning browsing the collection of international and emerging Georgian designers, then refuel at Café Stamba before heading on to the next.

Dots

Probably about as Georgian as you can get, Dots is the hip and affordable brand from long-established group, Fashion House Materia. Visit their flagship store – the sartorial equivalent of a candy shop – in the centre of the old city. Selling solely Georgian lines, all the items are fully crafted in Tbilisi – a great spot to pick up a souvenir.

  • +99 532 299 9530
  • 22 Kote Afkhazi Street

Fabrika

Situated on the left bank of Tbilisi’s Mtkavri River is Fabrika, a multifunctional space that includes a hostel and co-working space, a series of restaurants, bars and cafés, artist’s studios and an array of shops championing local crafts. Phew. Expect an abundance of quirky knick-knacks from tote bags at Funduki to handmade notebooks at Black Dog Shop and colourful ceramics by local duo Irina and Taso.

More is Love

For upscale but under-the-radar fashion head to More is Love. Scout out Georgian brands like Tata Naka and niche international labels including Hungary’s Nanushka at their main store just behind Rustaveli Avenue. While definitely worth a visit, if your schedule doesn’t allow it, then the online shop is just as good, if not more comprehensive. They ship worldwide. Just saying.

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Fabrika

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