As featured in the Emirates Open Skies magazine this month:
28 March 2017
By Sarah Freeman
The brainchild of former human rights and counter-trafficking worker Giji Gya, and luxury brand connoisseur Christophe, DOWNTOWN is the place to go for high-end vintage threads in the city. Promoters of slow fashion, the philanthropic duo are committed to working with brands with traceability, and their new items are certified as fair wear.
You can shop up a socially responsible storm with Veja sneakers made from natural Brazilian rubber, organic cotton Nudie jeans (that adhere to strict codes of ethical manufacturing) and Scandinavian brand Filippa K, which recycles everything from its tags to transit bags. Next door, sister shop UPTOWN is overflowing with pre-loved designer goods. Sift through Giji’s carefully curated rails for second-hand steals like an Hermès electric blue toolbox bag, a vintage Valentino 1970s yellow silk dress and a Chanel rose tweed jacket.
Rue de Monthoux 32
Tel: +41 22 364 62 56