Stars Like Us is a space where we at 2famous highlight certain citizens in Beirut whose awesomness cannot be ignored. Something they do is so inspiring or impressive that we consider them a star like us.
Abeer Kobeissi isn’t just a classic beauty strolling the streets of Beirut. She is the founder and CEO of Beirut Vintage Bazaar, our city’s most prominent source of fashionable vintage clothes at unbeatable prices.
She started her first bazaar last year in the garden of Zico House and has shot to fame since then. As many of us know, finding vintage clothes in Lebanon is difficult, especially if you’re not ready to shell out major cash. But Abeer has figured out a way to find second-hand clothes, select the finest, and make them very (poor pauper) pocket-friendly.
When the men of 2famous showed up, Abeer showered them with yellow gifts. Her eye for fashion and style showed through with Jorgo’s 80′s-inspired polyester pullover and Mr. Matias’ more classic wool sweater.
It’s not just the threads that impress us. With less than a quarter century under her belt, Abeer has already and singlehandedly trudged through the bureaucratic world of business and authority in Lebanon. Obtaining permits from the municipality for her pop-up shop on the stairs took time and endless energy . Plus she works at home mending clothes, shining shoes, and livening up leather to give her customers the best quality goods they can buy.
But like the mercurial temperatures of Beirut, we don’t know when the next market day is so stay updated with the Beirut Vintage Bazaar on Facebook and flash an elegant wave to Ms. Kobeissi if you happen to chance upon her on the street.