Teeming with life the way the European Capital of Culture should, Wrocław is slowly tranfsorming into a capital of fashion and design, with stores selling products designed and made in Poland popping up continuously. Leave overcrowded shopping malls and join us in a shopping spree around independent boutiques with Polish top-quality fashion and design whose unique and friendly atmosphere makes it a joy to choose, try, and buy.
If you’re over 170 cm tall and boast long arms and legs – just like our editor-in-chief – you’ll fall in love with this label immediately and madly. But if you’re not the tall type, no worries, you’ll love it anyways! Elementy stands for exquisite quality, meticulously polished cuts, the finest fabrics and… transparent prices! Each label specifically explains what stands behind each price, providing you with information on how many hours it took to create an item, costs of fabric and working space, gross margin and social capital. We’re all in for this kind of conscious fashion.
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Another boutique selling conscious-fashion brands is focused on organic and vegan clothing. In case you are wondering: for clothes to be vegan or organic, they must be made from certified wool (i.e. grown and harvested with no harm to either people or the enviroment), fair trade, or zero-waste (minimizing the amount of waste at the stages of production and distribution). The boutique is primarily online-based, but they have a store in Wrocław. And let us tell you something in secret – attractive sales are coming really soon ;)
An independent fashion label created by Marta Maruszczyk. Marta experiments with form, so hers is the perfect address if you’re looking for limited series and one-offs. Wool coats, linen trousers, crisp blouses and light dresses. Minimalist aesthetic, exquisite fabrics, and perfects cuts – including fashion for pregnant women. On-site and on-line. What else is there to do but try and buy?
An iconic boutiqe both online and offline where you’ll endow your feet with personality. Fishing around in the market sea, the owners look for attention-grabbers and show-stoppers – niche shoe labels that excel in design and comfort. Apart from shoes, unique head-to-toe accessories abound – from backpacks and socks to clothes and jewelry.
Clothes, accessories, furniture, graphic art, yoga mats…For her, for him, for home. And from Polish designers. Everything in one place, under one address, but in three realms: stationary (Sky Tower, Powstańców Śląskich 95, 1st floor), online and mobile. On the blog, you’ll find a well of inspiration on the history of fashion and Polish fashion labels worthy of your attention. That’s FU-KU.
Hand-made knitted hats, authorial furniture, elegant coats and dresses, and even accessories for your four-legged pupils. Wrocławscy Projektanci (Designers from Wrocław) is a space brimming with one-of-a-kind, local products. Elegant interior, top labels, wonderful service. A dream-come-true shopping spot!
A space cut out for anyone seeking Polish design gems. With its loft-like interior occupying the space of a former train station, the store offers an impressive collection of both fine art (graphic art, painting, sculpture) and functional art (ceramics, furniture, jewelry) by Polish designers and artists. What’s more, there’s an interior designer waiting to advise you on how to design your flat or go bold with a color.
oh my! concept store
A concept store with a unique atmoshpere and Polish fashion. Dresses, bags, jewelry – each of them a one-off, hand-made from the finest materials and fabrics. If you’re looking for something special, it’s a must-visit spot! oh my! also organizes fashion shows as part of a charity initiative.
Polish fashion in the very heart of Wrocław. MOBO proves that our home-bred fashion is not only intriguing, but also solid and practical. A spatious and elegant interior features designs from thirty Polish designers, each of them made with the utmost care for detail. Say goodbye to chain-store uniforms and say hello to the eye-catching and extraordinary, but still universal fashion.
A ceramics studio and showroom in one. The founders of ENDE – Natalia Gruszecka and Jakub Kwarciński – use their own hands to create unique ceramic pieces, merging contemporary forms with luxury details. What they do is by no means straightforward, but always practical.
Text: Agata Kiedrowicz
Photos: courtesy of boutiques' owners
Many thanks to Agnieszka Szydziak for help in selection