Budapest Fashion by Wear2WherePublished: July 4th, 2018
Two cities for the price of one! Buda offers panoramic vistas with monuments, museums and castles, while crossing the Danube into Pest leads you to the fashion capitol of Hungary! Local designers, affordable ready-to-wear collections, vintage stores and unique quirky items now mingle with high-end designer boutiques and malls. Let’s go shopping!
Shoes & Boots – From knee high boots and sexy platforms to practical hiking boots your feet will never be cold.
Socks & Stockings – A proliferation of these stores everywhere. Crazy graphic socks, attached pom-poms, glitter hose in all colors! Go great with all those shoes.
Lingerie – Need we say more?
Váci Street (Váci utca)- Perhaps the most famous shopping street in Budapest. A pedestrian thoroughfare, it runs from Vörösmarty Square to Vámház Körút (Central Market Hall). Busy & crowded with major retailers, art galleries, jewelry stores, boutiques, restaurants, cafés and souvenirs. Always busy day and night. Touristy but don’t miss it! A great place to buy that extra suitcase!
Fashion Street – (Deák Ferenc) Yes it’s really called that! An extension of Vaci Street, home to international brands, this 150-meter long street features modern upscale retailers such as Max Mara, Hugo Boss and Furla as well as local Hungarian designers. Perfect street to show off your purchases!
Andrassy Street – Expensive and luxurious, the Hungarian version of the Champs-Elysee. This tree-lined boulevard featuring upscale designer brands, Neo-renaissance mansions, the State Opera House and lovely townhouses was named a World Heritage Site in 2002. Great people watching in many chic cafes!
Tip: Be sure not to miss the side streets!
The Designers & Stores
Nanushka – Sandra Sandor has emerged as one of the more famous designers in Budapest. Featured in The New York Times on February 4th, Nanushka debuted her collection at New York Fashion Week, marrying function and simplicity with unique fabric. Look for her vegan leather wrap dress!
Momo Fashion – Modern boutique bringing together Hungarian labels.
Punch – Offering contemporary women’s clothing, leather bags & fine jewelry
Latomas – Three women’s stores & one men’s offering quality at affordable prices
Vanda Ferencz – trained as a goldsmith combining carbon fiber w/metal, creating geometric broken plane earrings in various colors. Can’t get to Budapest? Buy online
Tip: all stores closed on Sunday except…
West End City Center – Everything under one roof. Kids love the dancing fountains
Arena Plaza – Previously a horseracing track. We bet you can find something!
Mammut Shopping and Entertainment Center
Great Market Hall – An architectural wonder where you can browse and eat for hours – spice up w/ paprika, food, wine, lace, dolls, T-shirts, toys and porcelain
Hungarikum Gift store – Gifts all made in Hungary, a gift for everyone
Wear2Where these fabulous outfits? Here are a few reasons to book your ticket to Budapest for 2018
Red Bull Air Race World Series July 16 & 17
Sziget Music Festival August 8-15
Festival of Folk Art August 17-20 Buda Castle
Budapest Short International Film Festival August 28-September 2
Wine Festival September 8-11
International Half Marathon Sept 11
Budapest Design Week September 24-October 4
SPAR Budapest Marathon October 6-7
Christmas Market November 13-January 6
Cap off your day of shopping with a glass of champagne, nibbles and grand piano in the Aria lobby bar. Or head up to their rooftop bar for amazing views.
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