Recently moved to a new location in a ground floor apartment in a quiet Dorćol street, Šmizla is not only one of the first, but also THE vintage shop in Belgrade.
When you walk in, armed with adventurous and curious spirit, hundreds of vintage sunglasses in all sizes, shapes and colors, will give off just a hint of what awaits.
From delicate golden sandals from the ‘20s with amethyst decoration that look as if a flapper girl had just spent a jazzy and boozy night dancing in, to 70’s platforms that seem to have seen a Ziggy Stardust gig or two; new printed silk scarves made especially for Šmizla next to vintage kimonos. A leopard coat fit for a Golden Age Hollywood diva and military overcoats. Outrageous and strange, sharing a shelf with elegant and timeless. Pieces you will fall in love with and pieces that will make you think: who was the person to whom it once belonged, and who you could become if you wore that.
And then, there are objects. Hats, ashtrays, boxes, toys, jewelry, public signs, bags. Old roller skates. Vinyl records. Nostalgic and iconic Yugoslav knickknacks, trinkets and what-nots.
Don’t go there in a hurry: venture into this vintage treasure trove when you have enough time to get lost, playing dress up and discovering rarities, wonders and oddities Šmizla keeps for its most playful and careful visitors.
Stay long enough and you might even be offered a coffee served in authentic JAT (Yugoslav Airlines) cups.