From High Street Brands to High Fashion, Zagreb Unique Place Opens Doors

Lauren Simmonds

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As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, the new Zagreb Unique Place store is located in the very centre of Zagreb, more precisely at the address Preradoviceva 40. This unique concept, the first of its kind in all of Croatia, is a creative space for bazaars, fairs, workshops, panels to encourage clothing recycling and raise awareness of the harmfulness of the fashion industry.

This past weekend, the new Zagreb Unique Place unveiled one of its bazaars with a spring opening. The space is divided into two parts, its permanent exhibition and creative part where workshops and lectures are held during the week, and on Saturdays it turns into a creative bazaar for exhibitors with their second hand offers and many creatives with their works on what are now known as UP Saturdays/Subotama.

“When we created the space, we wanted this to be a happy place where people would feel accepted and welcome, to socialise and get to know each other in a warm environment. What I’m most proud of is that such an atmosphere really can be felt. People sometimes come and don’t leave for hours because they decide to hang out, drink coffee, share their experiences and compliment each other. It’s just a place where everyone feels good,” said Goga, the founder and president of the Green Place Association, which is behind the whole Zagreb Unique Place concept.

The special feature of this new location is that everyone can find something for themselves in it, and in an excellent condition. From high street brands to high fashion like Prada, Jimmy Choo, Hugo Boss, Max Mara and many others.

“All the clothes in the permanent display came from the closets of my friends and close people who brought them with love and good energy. People’s reactions to them are really great and you can feel the difference because we really aren’t just an ordinary second hand shop. Through gradual growth, our goal is to be a place to reduce textile waste, in addition to organising bazaars and promoting second-hand shopping, and through environmental education in a fun way that can fit into today’s hectic lifestyle,” explained Goga.

All this gives the space its uniqueness, and through the slow fashion concept, the City of Zagreb has now got a place where everyone who wants to present their work, organise a workshop or lecture, now has a location in which to do just that.

“This place is fantastic because all the ideas of us creatives can come to life in it. The space is, just as its name suggests, unique and I always feel great in it. There’s just a lot of positive energy and people who have the opportunity to showcase their work and close the circle of sustainability,” said Sandra Rok, the owner of a natural cosmetics business.

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