Caracas is not just a city
Our company was founded in March 1978 in Thessaloniki by Vassilis Raptis. The distinctive title CARACAS comes from the capital of Venezuela, a country where V. Raptis lived and was active in the footwear trade for 20 years, before returning to Greece.
The business started as a retail store for men and women shoes, in a privately owned space (76 Mitropoleos) in the center of Thessaloniki. Very soon, however, it was decided to specialize in men’s shoes, making CARACAS one of the few shoe stores in our city that is addressed exclusively to the male audience.