Liborius - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Liborius

Liborius

Published June 29, 2007

Attracting a mixed clientele with an eye for unique design and quality fabrics, fashion shop Liborius has relocated at Laugavegur 7. Opening its doors three weeks ago, this one-of-a-kind high-end shop boasts a nice selection of cuttingedge designer clothing for both sexes.
Liborius stocks labels such as the Japanese designer brand Undercover, as well as Geoffrey Small, ThreeAsFour and Belgian designer Ann Demeulemeester, who co-owner Jóhann says is the biggest name in store and a pioneer in the fashion industry. Her summer 2007 collection features romantic and feminine clothing with a rockin’ attitude while her menswear collection is inspired by the 1910s and 1920s. Shoppers will also find Schiesser underwear, Damien Bash accessories, and limited addition shoes from Bless, as well as fashionable multifunctional unisex garments from Milano-based designer label Marios and the grunge-meets-cowboy menswear line from Number N(i)ne. An added bonus is that the shop’s owners try to buy only one item of each sort.
In a small side room inside the shop, one will find a tiny gallery, entitled Dandruff Space Shrine, created by curators Oddný and Uggi and which is devoted to literature. The first exhibition features an installation by Arnaldur Finnsson where he has covered the walls with pages from his old novel.
It’s also worth mentioning that tourists get a 14% tax-free discount.

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