175 N Lumpkin St - Athens, GA
Kempt was born in athens, ga, and this city feels like home. our brick-and-mortar is a stone's throw from the historic georgia theatre. you could toss your hat to the best pizza in athens, and we're a 3 minute walk from the greatest university in the nation. these walls used to house some of the businesses that made athens the coolest city in the south.
175 N Lumpkin has been many things, including a church in the early 1900s, a kid’s clothing boutique in the 1960s, and right before us, a live music venue for small bands to get their launch. we're honored for it to now be Kempt. we’ve made our mark on this space, but we were intentional about weaving remnants of its rich history, and the history of this city, into our design.
a bit classic. a bit brand new.
in Kempt, you'll find the newest styles in menswear on the shelf next to Oma's sewing machine from 1928. in the fashion industry, there's a pendulum swing, where old becomes new and decades-old styles become trend-worthy again. we've put a lot of thought into this curated collection, mixing the classic with the brand new, and we hope that this is obvious to you the minute you step through our door.
we've got trendsetting California surf brands, but also the kind of stuff your great grandpa might have worn that is still timeless now. there's red and black for when all of classic city is honoring its traditions by ringing the bell, and there are shiny bar tools to use while you mix a whole lot of whiskey with a little bit of something else. the store is the contrast of a few styles, a few ideas. we hope you feel that some part of this blend at Kempt is like some part of you.