The reason being that when you land in Athens and before you head out onto your yacht, sail boat or (shh!) ferry to party on Mykonos, Santorini or Patmos this summer, you’re really going to want to stop at the new Ancient Greek Sandals flagship store and pick up a new pair. The handmade, raw leather sandals have been the byword in summer footwear since 2010 when creative director Christina Martini, a former shoe designer for Louis Vuitton and Balenciaga, and CEO Nikolas Minoglou, launched their luxury, keep-forever version of the roadside-made shoes they bought every holiday, but only ever lasted one summer.

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