Almost every Sunday it’s treasure-hunting for us at this flea market. When the weather is bad it takes place in the underground car-park.
Every Saturday and Sunday, in all weathers, this flea market takes place from 6am till 1pm. Make sure you get there early if you want to find the best stuff!
This is where you can buy groceries without packaging. On Saturdays we love to have breakfast at this forward-thinking and sustainability-oriented store/café!
Every Styrian delicacy your heart could want is offered here by local farmers. Takes place every day, except Sunday, from 6am till 1pm.
The wonderful city park of Graz is perfect for picnics or just for a walk!
The shop in the fascinating museum Kunsthaus (international, contemporary art) always has fantastic souvenirs or gifts to take home with you.
We’re big fans of recycling, which is why we always support stores like Tagwerk, where super cool bags are created out of old textiles and tarpaulins.
Three girls means a lot of hair. We let those guys take care of it and they always do a good job!
They love vintage and cake and so do we. No wonder we’re hanging out at this cute café all the time!
This is where we get our culture fix and marvel at international as well as local contemporary art.
The place to be on a rainy Sunday afternoon: a cinema where almost all movies are shown in their original language.
Go up the Schlossberg for a wonderful view of the city and a little fitness boost.
They really have the pole position when it comes to view. Reward yourself with a sundowner and let your eyes wander – we love the peaceful atmosphere up here.
This is by far the most stylish and cool concept store around.
All the furniture at the beautiful café Tragtraum is bought secondhand or from young designers and can be purchased. Fighting consumer craze on the next level!
Don’t miss out on their delicious vegan and vegetarian food. The burgers and wraps are insane!
A pub with a rustic, cosy flair. Every Tuesday the legendary pub quizzes take place here.
In the summertime, get your drinks here and take them with you outside into the park. Sit down on a blanket, watch the ducks in the pond or the clouds in the sky or play some music with friends. You can obviously also have the drinks at the Parkhaus, which is also nice.
This is the social hub of Graz, where all the events like performances, workshops and concerts take place.
A legendary location and a cosy restaurant serving nice food – check out ‘The sandwich club’. Perfect for meeting up with friends!
Our thoughts about Graz
Graz has a lot to offer! Every day here gives you the chance to fill the hours of the day however you like, whether that means hanging out at the park all day and enjoying some culture and nature, or doing a crazy bar crawl all night long and feasting at great restaurants. Graz has something for everybody!
Go up the Schlossberg! This sounds like a touristy thing to do, but only recently did we do it once more ourselves and we realised how magical and special it is up there. The atmosphere, the nature and the view are just priceless!
Take a vacation into Our life
We are Clarissa, Diana and Johanna from Graz and we’re the founders of vintage online shop Dogdays of Summer. We’ve always had an eye and the partiality for extraordinary fashion, flea markets and secondhand goods. In February 2014 Clarissa and Diana came back from a trip to Berlin and, having found that the vintage fever had already broken out there completely, we started to ask ourselves why we don’t have any great vintage stores in Graz. Around this time we started thinking about opening such a place for ourselves. We came to the idea of starting an online shop and in September 2014 we went online. Two years later, Johanna joined the team, and together the three of us are preparing to make the jump into the offline world right now – we’re planning to open a physical store in Graz temporarily which we will close down after one or two months to let it pop up in another place again. We’re quite excited about this already!
Clarissa: When I wake up before my alarm clock goes off. The time I have left in bed is something I always enjoy immensely.
Diana: It being a cold day outside, while I’m inside having a big breakfast in bed.
Johanna: When the sun is shining and I can have my first cup of coffee on our balcony.
People! It can be so fascinating to hear what others have achieved and this exchange of stories is always very inspiring to us.
Well-assorted vintage online shop with a boho flair and lots of love.
Unique, sustainable, fair, vegan and funny.
A book we found very inspiring was ‘#girlboss’, a book about a woman’s crazy career. What we also love are design magazines like ‘Kinfolk’, ‘Cereal’, ‘The Heritage Post‘ or ‘Remarkable Magazine’.
There are so many movies that one has to see, we definitely cannot name them all. A few are ‘The True Coast’, ‘Gift auf unserer Haut’, ‘Cowspiracy’ and ‘Earthlings’.
Clarissa: I’d like to sit next to Dariadaria (http://dariadaria.com/), that is our favourite blogger.
Diana: I prefer not sitting in the plane at all, if I have the option it will always be the train or the bus.
Johanna: I really enjoy having nobody sitting next to me so I have more space.
Clarissa: Somewhere outside European border, because unfortunately I have not done that yet. High up on my list are Hawaii and Madagascar.
Diana: I’d love to go to Iceland or Morocco. As soon as I have overcome my fear of flying I will go there!
Johanna: I love to be in tropical climates. That’s where my body and soul feel at home.
Reduce, reuse, recycle. Shop less, think about it beforehand and, when you shop, go for secondhand. Reuse your stuff, appreciate old treasures, revalue old stuff and, as a last resort, recycle.
Doesn’t matter, all that counts is that it’s halfway empty so you can fill it with new vintage treasures.
We always have a friendly ear for you and if you want to find out more about us or Graz just text us: firstname.lastname@example.org
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