By Demetra Molyva
You may already know the stores on Makarios Avenue and Stassicratous like the back of your hand, you may even shop at some boutiques none of your friends know about just so that you can impress on those special occasions. But how about staying one peep-toed shoe step ahead of the rest with latest Nicosia’s finest has to offer…
Many top designers can be found at Plantation (also located in Limassol) where modern women can find a wide selection of evening wear, casual wear and day wear that will cover all your needs during the summer. Featured designers include Moschino, Roberto Cavalli, Dolce & Gabanna, Michael Kors, Velvet Los Angeles, Victoria Beckam jeans, Basso & Brooke and Juicy Couture.
79-79a Makarios Avenue, 22 374451
The Gucci store, has always stood as one of the flag-bearers for style with the famous label’s ready-to-wear collection and offering a complete range of accessories, including shoes, handbags and watches. Delectable!
10 Arnaldas street (off Makarios avenue) 22 769511
The Versace store stocks the Italian brand’s complete range, including ready-to-wear, shoes and accessories. Classic Versace style in unique shapes and forms for utter femininity, and stylish men’s accessories, like shoes, ties, belts, keyrings and wallets. Must be seen!
11a, Themistoclis Dervis street (Corner of Stassicratous) 22 410022.
The Louis Vuitton store offers the complete collection of handbags, leather wear, luggage, shoes for men and women, ties, cufflinks and textiles. Finesse comes as standard making it a long-time favourite of the capital’s women and men. Collections are sensual and eternally chic. Here accessories cleverly interplay with shapes, materials and colours to create a unique and unbelievably feminine silhouette. Sheer luxury!
29 Stassicratous Street, 22 873787
The Amicci boutique for women’s wear hosts a vast collection of designers from Italy and France, including Yves Saint Laurent, Chloe, Stella McCartney, Blumarine, Costume National. Ready-to-wear collections and accessories, like handbags, shoes belts and leather accessories can also be found.
28a, Stassicratous Street, 22 678 898.
Designer’s studio is the ideal shop for designer labels second lines, including Just Cavalli, McQ by Alexander McQueen, C and C by Costume National, Galliano Blugirl ready-to-wear, accessories, handbags and shoes. Modern and chic.
14, Stassicratous Street, 22 676 016.
Ermenegildo Zegna shop for men features all the lines of the Italian label, including ready-to-wear, accessories, leather-goods, sunglasses, perfumes. It also offers a made-to-measure service where clothes that are tailored for you in Switzerland. The shop’s lines vary from classic, to modern and sporty and offer something for all ages.
28c, Stassikratous Street, 22 675 952.
Cyprus Weekly loves! Exclusive is an outstanding boutique for men and women. The store features collections for men and women from Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier, D2 Square, and shoes and accessories with a difference.
We found unique outfits, checks, suits, jackets, sexy and chic dresses, and loads of shoes with a character - ideal for making a big impression at a special occasion.
5, Kyriakos Matsis Street, Ayioi Omoloyites. 22 318778
The Wolford shop recently introduced the Austrian design houses’ ready-to-wear line in Cyprus. Apart from stunning accessories, lingerie, bodices, and hosiery, the shop now has superb evening and day wear collections with lots of separates. The look is practical and elegant.
10d, Mnasiadou Street 22 672906.
Tiffany. The classic boutique in Nicosia, established since 1973, offers so much choice it’s the ideal place for creating your own unique style. International collections, including Chanel bags, shoes and accessories are the perfect touch for this summer. Other collections include Donna Karan, Emilio Pucci, Missoni, Vera Wang, Amanda Wakekley, DKNY, Philosophy and of course, Sonya Rykel.
77, Makarios Avenue, 22 374070.
Labels, is a must-see store in the heart of the capital offering collections for women and men from GF Ferre, VJC Versace, Ice Iceberg, Trussardi Jeans, Tru Trussardi and others. Here you’ll find a plethora of dresses, with a variety of shapes for trousers in tones of black, peoni, grey, red, dashes of green and midnight blue. Precious!
65, Makarios Avenue, 22 375090.
Fogal offers an enormous collection of the Swiss brand’s items, mostly hosiery, some of which come in 200 colours. The shop is also known for it’s designer lingerie collections from Nina Ricci, John Galiano, Kenzo and Lacroix as well as pyjamas and nightdresses with matching slippers by Louis Feraud and Blumarine. The bathrobes on offer are a great extra touch. Truly intimate!
18b, Stassikratous Street, 22 677590.
Any purchase from the Fendi store is an investment for your wardrobe. The shop holds the label’s entire collection for men and women including accessories, and children’s items. Its ready-to-wear line for women is based on the latest international trends and is always chic. You’ll find dresses, eveningwear. We found a vast collection of delectable accessories, including some exquisite jewellery.
26a Stassicratous Street, 22 675236.
Kika Ioannidou boutique, the outlet of the long established Cypriot designer, offers unique women’s wear for chic dressing for all occasions. Kika’s spring-summer 2009 collection themed “Power of Colour” is full of colourful nuances including orange, yellow, green, pink and greys for evening. Her bold colours are juxtaposed with gold and silver and her styles feature A-Line dresses, fun striped knitwear and clear Perspex jewellery shaped as little men. Exquisite!
14e Papaioannou Street, 22 765882.
Replay is synonymous for its casual style with top quality collections for men and women. The Replay collections for spring-summer 2009, are simply chic and easy to wear with modern trends married to classic elements and creating a unique style. 20a and b Stassicratous Street, 22 670555.
Equinox is the shop for first class fashion jewellery and accessories by international designers from France, Italy, Spain, Brazil and the US. Gold-plated and silver-plated pieces are adorned with semi precious stones be they, amethyst, smoking quartz, aquamarine, turquoise, corals, and pearls which also decorate long gold chain belts together with strass and crystals . Peace is one of the themes here this season. Simply regal! 11 Mnasiadou Street, 22 671441.
Bejewelled! Nicos Ioannou is one of the island’s top jewellery designers and his collections are adored by many for their ultra feminine look. There are plenty of semi precious colourful stones this summer here with plenty of white and pink gold ideal (perfect against tanned skin). Pearl strands combined with colourful semi precious strass combinations form a large part of Ioannou’s collections along with multiple long chains of various styles which are simply stunning. Dazzling!
79, Onassagorou street, 22 674025.
Metaxas Jewellery is one of the islands’ finest jewellers. This summer, he has focused on colour and more summery, chunkier pieces, adorned with shells and semi-precious coloured stones. Diamonds are always a girl’s best friend here. So precious! 8, Mnasiadou street, 205, Ledra street, 38c Stassicratous, Laodikias 17 (Strovolos) and The Mall of Cyprus, 22 451240.
A. Stephanides & Son Ltd offers an expansive range of branded watches and accessories from famous collections like Patek Philippe, Vacheron, Constantin, Rolex, Tag Heur, Bulgari, Gucci as well as jewellery By Bulgari and Mikimoto. Tempt yourself with large stoned rings mostly in white gold, or long necklaces, bracelets and bangles, pendants with crosses. In style! Hilton hotel 98 Makarios Avenue and 2 Aphrodite/Stassandrou Street, 22 757929.
Most people who go to Mango treat it like a dependable friend – always there to get you out of a difficult spot. You’ll find just about everything for stylish dressing here, from ready-to-wear, evening dresses, party looks and casual wear as well as accessories, including shoes. Can’t live without it!
33, Makarios Avenue, 22 758333.
Go to Zara if you’re looking for easy, practical and yet stylish dressing. It’s perfect for browsing around on a Saturday, where fashion and accessories are offered in a wide range of colours and fabrics, and always in line with the latest trends. The shop is a must-see this season as its collections feature a classic element. We always find things we love! 20 Makarios Avenue,22 761111
Camper. The Spanish label offer shoes for men and women and features the latest trends, styles and colours, mainly focusing on darker nuances, such as basic black, grey, brown and fashionable purple. Ultimate style!
24, Makarios Avenue, 22 466411.
Mixage. A charming store with delectable collections from Italian designers like Rocco Barroco, Byblos 1st line, Anna and Rita N. This season’s collections, including separates, dresses and ensembles are fabulous and airy for the perfect summer look.
45e Stassicratous Street, 22 752183.
Thesis offers everything for the home from top international collections, ranging from furniture, curtains, cutlery, bed linen, decorative items and cushions. The pieces are carefully selected from around the world to create an eternal ambiance of home beauty, with style.
22 Mnasiadou Street, 22 67 6659. (also in Limassol, Paphos and Larnaca).
Wow! Giuseppe Zanotti. High style rules here this summer. The famous designer’s shoe lines and matching hand bag feel like a piece of jewellery when worn together. Delicious!
11z, Mnasiadou Street, 22 668166.
Karen Millen. Classic and elegant women’s wear for all occasions this season, with collections including casual wear, evening dresses, handbags and shoes. The shapes here are eternally elegant for modern women who known what they want and what style is. Classy.
32 Stassicratous Street, 22 755770.
El Susurro is an ultra modern store with collections from France and Italy, including ready-to-wear, shoes, a vast range of accessories, jewellery, books on fashion and even champagne. Re-discover your femininity.
2b Mnasiadou Street, 22 753024.
Cara. A stylish store with selected clothes and shoe collections from Jil Sander, Celine, Moschino, Alberta Ferretti and Marc by Marc Jacobs. Look out for the mauve full length and short pieces. Total chic!
10, Yiannis Kranidiotis Street, 22 769610.
Mble is a long established store offering top designer labels from Italy and France like Commes des Garcons, Junya Watanabe, Vivienne Westwood and Plein Suit jeans. You’ll find ready-to-wear and shoes including the famous label Fausto Santini. This season’s trends are based on the shop’s classic choices of separates and dresses suiting every feminine silhouette. Extremely feminine ! 10a Vassilissis Friderikis Street, (also in Limassol) 22 751629.
Pinko. The Italian label’s collection this season focuses on femininity once again with clothes here paying tribute to womanhood. There are also lots of trousers in all shapes and forms, as well as accessories and shoes. So many must haves! 38a Stassicratous Street, 22 756937.
At Ma.tita you will find collections from Vivien Westwood, Sonya Rikel, Love, Sex and Money, and Amaleti J, and ready-to-wear for women and men as well as handbags, faux bijoux, ties and shawls. The store this season has a wide selection of beautiful dresses and plenty of mix and match combinations.
12a Promitheos Street, 22 338729.
Cube boutique is perfect for locating the latest trends in accessories, faux bijoux, shawls, handbags and shoes with collections by Lanvin, Marc by Marc, Marc Jacobs and Maria Calderara. You’ll be jewellery to complement any outfit.
28E, Stassicratous Street, 22 675244.
Kaloghirou is a fabulous store, taking its lead from its Athens counterpart. It features a huge range of footwear for men, women and children as well as accessories, including handbags, belts and keyrings. In addition to its own classy range you can choose from Jimmy Choo, Salvatore Ferragamo, Prada, Tod’s, Casadei, Sonia Rykel, Sergio Rossi, Hogan and Carshoe. Adorable!
13, Mnasiadou street, tel 22- 660 955.
Marella, part of the Italian Max Mara Fashion group, opened last September and boasts an upgraded and highly stylish spring/summer collection. The brand’s beautifully designed shapes are an expression of uncompromising character. Apart from ready to wear collection, the shop also boasts a vast collection of accessories, including handbags and shoes. Sensational! 15 Mnasiadou, 22 671138.
Marks & Spencer. Quality has always oozed through everything M&S do and they’ve added a real sense of ‘now’ to their fashion styles. An extensive selection for men, women and children ensures there’s enough choice to please everyone and at great prices. Your ever-faithful friend.
14 Makarios Avenue, 22 753078 and 90 Acropolis Avenue 22 510900.
Max Mara. Style and simplicity go hand in hand in this famous Italian label’s store which offers elegant dressing for men and women for all ages and all occasions. Hasn’t everyone got a favourite piece that looks good regardless of the current vogue?
16b Stassicratous Street 22 670388.
Debenhams offers a huge choice of international labels for men’s and women’s clothing including accessories, cosmetics and home items. It is a one-stop shop for those of us who go for simplicity and elegance. Brands housed here include Oasis, Springfield, Star, Red Herring, Cortefiel, Main, Bossini, Jane Nornan, Miss Sixty, John Rocha, Marlboro Classics, Diesel, Pineapple, Mantaray, St George by Duffer and many others.
18 Cretis Street, 22 758801, 171-9 Ledra Street 22 679369 and 22 Makarios Avenue, 22 849000.
Baggatt. This favourite Italian brand offers the ultimate in style for footwear with the latest trends and colour combinations. The store always offers top quality and a vast variety with lots of emphasis on details. Sheer finesse! 24 Makarios avenue 22 750449
Dolce Gabbana’s store, which opened recently, offers the designers’ entire range including accessories such as glasses, underwear, clothes, swimwear, shoes, bags with unique colour combinations, silk dresses, blouses and scarves, chic and simple dresses, jeans, blazers and riding trousers. The shop’s deco is prescribed from Italy. We just love it. 36c and d, Stassicratous street, 22 755028.
Alain Manoukian is one of the chicest stores in the heart of the capital offering complete women’s clothing collections of the famous French designer, including accessories, in the latest colour combinations and styles straight from France. Manoukian’s top quality and value for money pieces are eternal and can be combined and matched to new collections very easily. 5A-B Themistoclis Dervis street, Nicosia Tel 22678726
Patricia Pepe is a store in central Nicosia featuring the collections of the famous Italian brand for women for a totally stylish look and modern and most elegant dressing. Lovable!
3, Themistoclis Dervis street, 22 681155.
Aura features collections from a series of Danish, Japanese and Greek designers like Best Behaviour, Snob, Zen Mascaro and Pavlos Kyriakides. Their lines are modern, elegant and top quality.
23, 23 a Andrea Demetriou street, 22 677744.
Longchamp stocks leathergoods like handbags, wallets, keyrings, bracelets, scarves from the famous French brand. The store also stocks luggage from the famous brand.
1AB Koumanoudi and Stassicratous, 22 873510-12.
Max & Co store stocks lines of the Italian label Max Mara that are aimed at younger women, and is reflected in the more contemporary style. The collections for women are matched by accessories, like handbags, shoes, wallets, belts, scarves, jewellery and sunglasses. 22 Stassicratous street, 22 672570.
Timinis is a top quality store featuring stylish collections from Italy, Britain and Germany, from Boss, Armani, Versace, D&G,Polo, Burberry, Paul & Shark, Xacus, Canali, Pal Zileri. There are also collections from D. Exterior and K. Lagerfeld. The store also stocks accessories like handbags, ties, shoes, cufflinks, wallets and belts. 5, Gregoriou Xenopoulou Street,22 76 2346.
Sessil, in the heart of Nicosia, stocks shoes, handbags, wallets, belts, keyrings from various Italian brands. Highly stylish. 4G Mnasiadou Street,22 665330.
Jo’s Exclusive stocks woman’s wear, mainly evening wear by Ema Savhal from Miami and sports and day wear from the French label Free For Humanity. The store also stocks casual and evening wear by London’s Lipsi and casual wear by Joe Black. The shop also sells accessories by American brands.
45G Stassicratous, 22 452018.
VE SHOP (Vassos Eliades) in the heart of the capital stocks high quality watches and jewellery from well known international brands, like Cartier, Mont Blanc, Zenith, Panerai, Hublot, Damini, Van Cleef and Arpels and Piaget. Most stylish. 59 Makarios Avenue, 22 752502.
Oxette stocks jewellery and watches in mostly silver and gold plated styles. The collections here are modern and elegant. 4, Mnasiadou Street, 22 451804.
Tous stocks high quality jewellery, mainly in gold and silver, with precious and semi-precious stones. The shop also sells the label’s handbags and accessories like, belts, wallets and scarves.
20G Stassicratous street, 22 677600.
Woman Secret boasts the famous Spanish label’s women’s lingerie as well as pyjamas, dressing gowns and gift ideas. The store has sexy and intimate products of the highest quality for all tastes.5, Makarios Avenue, 22 375166.
Charles & Keith shoewear for men and women are perfect for the young and trendy. Also available is a large range of handbags and fashion accessories all of top quality.
42A-42B, Makarios Avenue, 22 377898.
Marina Rinaldi houses the larger sizes by Marina Rinaldi of the Max Mara group. Offering ready to wear lines and accessories as well as handbags and shoes. 14B Stassicratous, 22 678543.
Calvin Klein is a new entry among Nicosia’s stylish shopping facilities. Here you’ll find the designer’s ready to wear collections, underwear, handbags and shoes for men and women. 58B Makarios Avenue, 22,875280
Dyberg/Kern houses jewellery collections by the famous Danish designers which combine traditional and modern elements. New collections of jewellery and watches in an ultra-modern mood are available here now to make this summer bright and absolutely chic. 33, Makarios Avenue and Aphrodite Street, 22 767800.
Glou. Cool clothes and accessories to satisfy every style-conscious man’s needs. The store also has a sportswear section to ensure you look good both on and off the playing field. 36G Makarios Avenue, 22 752515
Miss Sixty is perfect for young fashionistas stocking collections in line with the latest trends and colour combinations. You will find jeans, casual-wear, separates and accessories, including handbags and belts and pieces that are of high quality, easy to wear and for all occasions. Very now!
31 Anni Komnini street, (off Makarios Avenue) 22 375834.