The Athinaeum

Free Xmas Shipping December 19 2013, 1 Comment

We've got free shipping for your last minute Xmas Shopping. 

Simply select items for purchase, pop them in your cart and you'll be pleasantly surprised with no charge for Australia wide express post and standard (3-10 days air frieght) International shipping.

Valid from 18th till the 20th Dec 2013.

Merry Xmas from the team at ATHINAEUM! 


NEW Pop Up Shop November 20 2013, 0 Comments

ATHINAEUM has ventured out once again and opened a brand new pop up shop in collaboration with SOLLIS jewellery at:


We were very happy to celebrate our opening night 2 weeks ago with an intimate group of friends to showcase our new space and preview the new Elysium collection from ATHINAEUM.

Come visit us at 125 KING STREET, NEWTOWN, NSW

Opening hours:

Monday: 12pm - 6pm

Tuesday + Wednesday: 11am - 6pm

Thursday: 11am - 8pm

Friday + Saturday: 11am - 7pm

Sunday: 11am - 4pm


Check out more wonderful in store photos from the talented Carsten Burmeister 




FLASH SALE ENDS 30.10.2012 October 30 2013, 0 Comments

Just use FLASHSALE as the code at the checkout to get 20% off everything online! Enjoy! xox

POP UP SHOP! April 17 2013, 0 Comments



If you had't noticed.... we're having a pop up shop in Sydney and due to popular demand we're staying open for one more week. 

This is what you may find if you come on down over the next 2 weeks!

Escape with a Weekender at 30% off! March 26 2013, 0 Comments


Happy Hump Day! March 20 2013, 0 Comments

A shot pinched from our ever treasured Pantless Assistant Steph. 

We're halfway through the week. Life in Sydney is sunny. We hope you're having a great day!  

Happy Hump Day! March 20 2013, 0 Comments

Just a pic from our ever treasured Pantless Assistant Steph. 

We're halfway through the week. 

Life in Sydney is sunny. 

We hope you're having a great day!  

Genesis 20.13 November 09 2012, 0 Comments

Athinaeum is proud to unveil to the masses this Summer with the Genesis 20.13 photoshoot starring sublime Australian actor Gemma Pranita as a "futuristic-indigenous, warrior-princess".

The shoot was beautifully photographed and filmed by the talented Kate Reeves and Graeme Robertson of The Story of Us in Sydney Australia. 

The results are a divine culmination of our wildest exotic dreams. And Gemma is just plain hot. Feast your eyes and be seduced. 

Special thanks to Chloe Langford (Makeup), Patrick Casey (Hair) and my brother Nonda who assisted through the day. 

Check out the shoot here

The New Athinaeum Collection from The Story of Us on Vimeo.

POP UP SHOP OPENING IN SYDNEY October 17 2012, 0 Comments

Athinaeum Pop Up Shop Opening Night Party

JOIN US: From 5.30pm Thursday 18 October, 2012
Crescent Lane Newtown, Newtown, Sydney, Australia

Following the launch Athinaeum Pop Up Shop will be open at the following times or via appointment at

19.10.12  Friday: 1pm - 6pm

20.10.12  Saturday: 11am - 6pm

25.10.12  Thursday: 4pm - 7pm

26.10.12  Friday: 3pm - 6pm

27.10.12  Saturday: 2pm - 6pm

We'd love to see your faces so please feel free to come have a browse and play amongst the treasure.

Unique bags. We're stitching now. Get on the VIP list! July 05 2012, 0 Comments

You may have noticed us splashed through Cosmopolitan Australia June issue, or adorning the windows of ESTATE of MIND Surry Hills. 

We make one-off, limited edition artisan handbags which are carefully constructed from reclaimed vintage Mayan textiles and 100% Guatemalan leathers. 

So what?... So don't miss out on these limited pieces. Sign up for our mailing list and be first to know when the next batch lands this August 2012. 

What to be excited about? New backpack and ladies convertible wallet/clutch bags. So bright they'll never get lost in the bottom of your bag!

Once you've joined the mailing list, don't forget to like our facebook page so you can keep posted on our adventures getting these beautiful bags to you! 

ATHINAEUM now at +ESTATE of MIND May 03 2012, 0 Comments

Where's the coolest place in Sydney to find the newest, underground and local Aussie labels?


Shop 34, 277 Crown Street   Surry Hills   NSW   AUSTRALIA

(02) 8021 9417

So go say hi to Sylvie and her fabulous team next time you're in the Surry Hills neighbourhood and check out Athinaeum up close and personal!

Be in the know and see the styles you love! April 03 2012, 0 Comments

The secret's out about Australia's most coveted handbag label 

See exclusive Athinaeum featured in the June 2012 issue of Cosmopolitan Australia along with a fantastic review in Prevention magazine - the heat is on to get your hands on your favourite one-off style, before anyone else gets in! 

We're currently working on the next gorgeous range tipped to feature some cute new details which we'll divulge closer to release.

Be first know when the collection hits the online store in around 3 months time. It'll be sure to perk up any mid winter doldrums. 

Just email with your full name, city and your dream bag (get hints by trawling through the ARCHIVE) to get onto this exclusive guest list.

By sharing the styles on your wish list, we'll be able to create more bags that you'll love. Plus, you'll be in the running for some exclusive offers and giveaways! 

And if you haven't seen it yet, find out why each and every Athinaeum Handbag is so special. 

The Story of Athinaeum from The Story of Us on Vimeo.

The Story of Athinaeum January 23 2012, 0 Comments

 Here's The Story of Athinaeum beautifully made by The Story of Us 

The Story of Athinaeum from The Story of Us on Vimeo.