The northern tip of Belgrade, nestled between the fortress and the Danube, is seeing a style resurgence. Here in Dorćol, art galleries lie behind graffiti-sprayed shutters and historic facades conceal quirky concept stores. By night, Lamborghinis cruise Strahinjica Bana while peroxide-haired fashionistas sip cocktails on terraces. “The style is inherently Serbian,” says designer Vesna Kracanovic. “For Eastern European fashion, we’re at the forefront. Fashion editors are looking to Belgrade to find the next big thing.” The style? As eclectic as the neighbourhood: pair your Chanel with thrift-store finds and one-off pieces from Serbian designers.
Visit two outposts of this popular shop in Dorćol – a vintage shop and concept store – each with hand-selected pieces, from stylish pre-owned rarities to contemporary labels.
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Belgrade’s well-heeled fashionistas get their footwear here, whether thigh-skimming boots or chunky trainers from hyped label Ash Addict.
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Concept store for kids with chic designerware and toys including modern wooden rocking horses. The bestseller? These monochrome star-printed teepees
Part-bistro, part-boutique basement shop with a “handmade in Serbia” ethos. Pick up a geometric clutches by Boho Monde – made from vintage Balkan kilim rugs.
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Twin concept stores with a restaurant and bar that attracts the Serbian cool crowd with an in-store bar that has locals hanging around after hours.
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