|A particularly fetching corset.|
|Turquoise shirt - 100 lari|
I first became acquainted with Lily Kay Atelier in Sololaki when I spied a particularly fetching corset in the window. The corset proved too expensive a folly (either 200 or 270 lari - I can't recall), but their dresses, shirts, and jackets all wormed their glittery, elegant way into my bargain-hunting heart.
|Fox fur dress, 120 lari|
|"Glam rock" jacket, 100 lari. Wig not included.|
Prices were high by Tbilisi standards - but for the quality (and durability) and free alterations/tailoring, I think they were a welcome addition to my "special occasion" collection.
Lily Kay Atelier is located on the corner of G. Tabdize St (behind Freedom Square) and L. Asatiani St in Sololaki.
Prices: High when compared to my ordinary vintage-hunts, extraordinarily reasonable for "tailored to fit exactly, lined with fox fur". I still can't bring myself to spend over 70 quid on a corset, however. 100-200 lari for most off-the-rack pieces. They also make dresses from scratch.
The Look: For when you wish to sigh over a coffee at Pur Pur and sigh "darling, I've got to run. I've got a fitting with my dressmaker at eleven." Ridiculous peacock-feather-boas optional.
Best Accompanied By: A walk up Asatiani Street, pretending to be ridiculously wealthy and living in the pseudo-Ottoman palazzos.