OUR STORY

BARBAR is a little shop that celebrates vintage textiles and the beauty they add to our lives. Antiques, handcrafts by contemporary artisans from across the globe, and works by Athens artists mingle together with old indigo fabrics, quilts stitched by hand in the Deep South, and Central Asian embroideries.

Founder Barbette Houser's first job at sixteen was at Stefan's Vintage in Atlanta, where she became smitten with retail and old things. A writer and quilter, she created BARBAR to gather together objects with presence to lend magic to your home. Stop by our cozy shop, located in an old Craftsman House in Athens, GA, and see what unusual delights await. “It’s always surprising.”