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Nara Camicie, Bringing Italian Designs to Athens Each Season

Italian fashion brand Nara Camicie is known for designing classic, high-quality shirts that are perfect to wear both day and night.

Paired easily with casual jeans for weekend brunching, or worn with a pencil skirt for a night out in the town- each elegant and stylish shirt is made using fine fabrics that last for many seasons.

Having introduced Athenians to Nara Camicie in 1988, since then the Patouras family has opened 6 stores throughout Athens and expanded its range to include other in-demand pieces including jackets, trousers, dresses, skirts and accessories.

We recently had a chat with Sales Manager Stefania Patouras, about the brand’s popularity in Greece, their new Autumn/Winter collection, as well as some of her favourite places to eat and drink in her home city of Athens.  

What made your family decide to bring Nara Camicie to Greece?

Nara has a long-standing presence in Greece, as it was my father’s vision that prompted him 37 years ago to believe in the idea of a one-product specialty store. In the case of Nara, this item happens to be the classic women’s and men’s shirts.

How would you describe Nara Camicie’s designs? 

The brand’s philosophy is to create comfortable, everyday modern shirts that can be worn during all moments of life- and which combined with other pieces, bring out an individual’s personality. Each season more than 200 exciting styles enrich our collections, following both fashion trends and timeless classic elegance.

Why do you think Nara has become so popular in Athens?

Our clients know that they can pop into any Nara store whether it’s in Kifissia, Kolonaki, Glyfada, or Piraeus and we will happily help them pick out pieces for their wardrobe that they can wear for years to come. What they love most, is that our collection can be worn throughout the day at work and it can also take them into the evening- whether it be on a date, or catching up with friends- knowing they will feel comfortable and confident with what they are wearing. 

What are some classic pieces for both women and men that you think should be a staple in everyone’s wardrobe? 

A simple white cotton shirt is an absolute must for every season! I also think a classic tailored jacket that can be worn casually with jeans and dressed up with a pair of nice pants or a dress is something everyone should invest in.  

What colours and designs are in for Fall/Winter ’23?

Bright pinks, blues and purples are dominating our collection this season, as is the always classic black and whites. Red is also very much a hot theme for 2023, as well as bell-bottom pants and double-breasted jackets. 

What are some of your favourite pieces from Nara Camicie’s collection? 

I’ve been living in our comfortable, white linen shirt throughout the entire summer – and I just love the iconic Mininare recycled leather bag that I can take everywhere with me. 

After work, where do you head for some good food and drinks? 

There are so many spots that I love, but mostly you will find me at Kuzina for the great food, cocktails and views of the Acropolis, Hytra for some fine dining and amazing atmosphere, Vezene is also one of my favourites – it’s a bistro-style restaurant that’s located in the city. Upupa Epops for a great cocktail and to unwind after a long day. Beefbar at Four Seasons in Athens Riviera is a gorgeous spot year-round, and for more seaside dining in Vouliagmeni I head to Akti and Krabo. Finally, if you are after some amazing seafood, I recommend Varoulko in Piraeus. 

Some of your favourite places for a weekend escape? 

We really are spoilt for choice and for a great weekend away from the city, we usually head to Sounio or Nafplio. And for close island getaways, I love Kea and Kythnos. 

Finally, what do you always pack with you when you travel?

My camera, a good mood and of course… my favourite linen shirt!  

Nara Camicie is available in-store and online at Nara Camicie 


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