A few posts back (“Out with the Old, in with the Miu”) I mentioned that young, trendy and very stylish cafés and shops are beginning to appear all over Skiathos town, alongside the more traditional tavernas and souvenir/gift shops. Well today, I came across another little gem. Tucked away in a tiny alley (beside the Town hall), ‘Mikrokosmos’ (literally translated, it means ‘little People’) is the cutest little shop selling unique and mostly hand crafted items.
Despite its name, there is something for everyone here; scarves, hand-made crafts of all shapes and sizes, unique items of jewelery, accessories, ornaments and all manner of objets d’Art. The eye-catching, pretty exterior:
is matched with an exciting, jam-packed interior, where everything is beautifully displayed:
It is vibrant and colourful just like its young owner, Alexandra, who makes and sells gifts to suit every taste and pocket.
Of course there are plenty of gift ideas for ‘little people’ too – its a veritable Aladdin’s cave – and its SO pretty! –
and while Alexandra did her best to convince me she isn’t an artist ‘because she ‘doesn’t paint’ (though she’s keen to attend my art classes) it’s clear she is naturally highly creative……..
….and definitely has an artist’s ‘eye’.
In these turbulent economic times, people are returning to simpler pleasures and ‘handicrafts’ are suddenly enjoying a huge revival. This little shop should do very well.
I wish Alexandra every success!