Does Tbilisi, Georgia, Have the Best Shopping? A Stylish Native Shares Her Favorite Spots

If your Instagram was suddenly dotted with chic snaps hailing from Tbilisi, Georgia, this past week, it’s not a complete coincidence. Catherine Baba and Natalie Joos were among the international fashion flock who headed to the Georgian capital for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tbilisi. And when they weren’t sitting by the runway, well, there was plenty of shopping to be done. Just askKetevan Gvaramadze, the Georgia-native, New York City–based stylist who makes the ten-hour-plus trek back to her homeland every summer to unwind—as well as to stock up on cool local goods. After all, in Tbilisi you’ll find both a flourishing trove of concept stores with top motherland designers on offer as well as open marketplaces that sell Soviet-era antiques. Here, see Gvaramadze’s guide to help you brush up on your Georgian shopping list for whenever you should make the trek to Tbilisi yourself.