Monday, February 24, 2014

Mz Savvy Style Loves Athens ~ Agora Vintage ~ Lots of Chanel

Today I'm starting a series on the blog I'm calling "Mz Savvy Style Loves Athens" where I feature my favorite shops and businesses around this beautiful little town.  Athens has a lot of unique stores, coffee houses and restaurants and I want to share some of my favs with all of you!

This week I'm featuring Agora Vintage, the sister store to Agora, which I discovered about a year ago even though it's been an Athens fixture for over a decade!  The original Agora is a vintage and antique co-op owned by Airee Hong Edwards located on West Clayton Street in downtown Athens.  Agora sells everything from vintage furniture, household items, clothing and jewelry to locally-made art.  Airee and her husband opened their second location, Agora Vintage, last summer on East Broad Street, directly across from The University of Georgia's north campus (and those famous arches!) and it features an amazing (and ever changing) inventory of gently used and vintage designer goods, such as shoes, boots, bags, jewelry, belts, coats, sweaters, absolutely amazing selection!  It's literally handbag heaven, which if you know me at all is what first attracted me to it!  Airee carries every well known and sought after designer from Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Tory Burch, Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs, Hermes and Kate Spade to not-so-well-known but extremely unique and beautiful vintage clothing and bags all at UNBELIEVABLE prices!  Agora has a website and Facebook, takes phone orders (706-354-7303) and ships all over the U.S. so if you see something you like let Airee know!  And if you mention me, Mz Savvy Style, you get 10% off!

I went to Agora Vintage one afternoon last week and styled three different outfits out of Airee's huge inventory.  The hardest part was choosing what to feature, it's all so amazing I wanted to show it all!   Today I'm sharing with you the first outfit I styled which ended up being mostly vintage Chanel (but not on purpose)!  I pulled the jacket first because who wouldn't want to wear a Chanel jacket even if it's only for a little while, right?  Just the buttons are to die for!  Next came a blouse by St. John, which I felt complemented the jacket well (if she'd had a vintage t-shirt I would have gone with that but those are at her other location).  The jeans are my own that I wore to the store that day.  They dress down the jacket making it less formal and fancy and more wearable for the average girl.  The shoes, sunnies and earrings are all Chanel as well so I went with a no-name vintage patchwork bag so I wasn't doing designer overload!  Too much of a good thing can be too much!

What I'm Wearing ~ Jacket, Earrings, Pumps and Sunglasses: Vintage Chanel via Agora Vintage | Blouse: St. John via Agora Vintage | Bag: No Name Vintage Leather Patchwork (so fun!) via Agora Vintage | Jeans: Blank Denim | Ring: Red Vintage via Agora Vintage

Tomorrow I'm going to share the second outfit from my day of styling at Agora...and it features two of my favorite things...emerald and leopard!  Oh, and a little more Chanel!

XO Mz Savvy Style

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I  am not being paid for these posts.  They are simply my own idea to feature my town and the things I love about it.  (But I do enjoy a discount at Agora Vintage!)


Nicole Feliciano said...

Wow! I am drooling over that jacket.

ChrissyNeedsGrace said...

Yay! Love this blog series idea, as I am local enough to Athens and have in fact passed by this store but have not yet visited. Also, love that you styled a complete outfit from there. Looking forward to the rest in the series (and planning a shopping day to Athens!).

Tiffany Style Blog said...

Ummm clearly I need to make a day trip to athens ASAP!!!!!! Like, tomorrow. love this!! Seriously coming to visit sometime soon!!!