Pantelis Melissinos, famous “Poet Sandal Maker to the Stars”
-3rd generation since 1920-
creates bespoke leather sandals & designs with an art flair.
– ART ON YOUR FEET –
He has made sandals for King Felipe of Spain (at the request of his mother Queen Sophia), Salvador Dali’s alter ego, famous singer Amanda Lear, Joe Biden’s family, poet-musician: Leonard Cohen and his band & crew, Hollywood celebrities: Bob Saget, Lily Tomlin and Sarah Jessica Parker, popular British comedienne: Dawn French, comedian: Richard Ayoade, Japan’s superstar: Satomi Ishihara, Mick Jagger‘s fashion designer girlfriend L’Wren Scott and their entourage, CNN’s Richard Quest, fashion designer and TV personality: Kimora Lee Simmons, celebrity athlete and singer, Prince Hubertus Von Hohenlohe, and the list goes on.
This historic sandal-workshop was established, in 1920, by Georgios Melissinos, whose son Stavros (The Poet) took over in 1954 and launched the Ancient Greek Sandal trend that created a sensation in the fashion world, in the mid-50s. Stavros Melissinos, who counted among his clientele, celebrities like, Sophia Loren, Jackie O, The Beatles, Maria Callas, Barbra Streisand and Jeremy Irons passed the business onto his son Pantelis Melissinos (Poet and Artist), in 2004.
A must for Lovers of unique things and handmade quality.
Our wealth is all the love we give;
Our wealth’s the love that we receive;
Our wealth’s indeed our peace of mind
Whenever we’re humane and kind.
Athens Rap-Baiyat By Pantelis Melissinos