If you feel like going shopping in Budapest forget the mall. There are dozens of design stores filled with cutting edge Hungarian designers. Bring something special home from Budapest and support local artists at any of these one of a kind shops. Read on to learn about the best local designers in Budapest for some unique additions to your wardrobe!
1. MONO Fashion
MONO is a modern Hungarian fashion store located downtown in the 5th district, not far from the Astoria metro stop, serving men, women, and sometimes babies. Stop at MONO for minimalist, but eye catching designs by local designers. Their sister shop MONO Art and Design is just a little further up the street. It is a much bigger store that offers fine arts, design, and fashion from Hungarian designers.
Address: Kossuth Lajos utca 20., 1053 Budapest, Hungary
Facebook: Mono Fashion
MONO Art & Design
Address: Kossuth Lajos u. 12., 1053 Budapest, Hungary
Facebook: MONO Art & Design
2. Dorko (DRK)
Dorko, although an international brand, is designed by an ecelctic array of Hungarian artists, designers, musicians, and tattoo artists. Their flagship store is located on Andrassy Avenue, near the Opera House and not far from the Basilica. Stop by DRK for some truly creative sneakers, bags, and accessories for men and women. Like many Hungarian brands, DRK has a focus on sustainability. Proceeds from their “Remember your Roots” collection go towards planting trees in the Breuer László Nature Conservation Training Center. If you aren’t in Budapest, check out their online store for a huge selection and frequent sales.
Address: Budapest, Andrássy út 33, 1065
3. Nubu & Nude by Nubu
Both located in the popular shopping area, Andrassy Avenue, Nubu & Nude by Nubu are run by the same owners as the MONO stores. Nubu certainly echoes their minimalist style. Stop by Nubu for clean silhouettes with stunning fabrics inspired by the fine arts.
Address: Budapest, Andrássy út 13, 1061
Nude by Nubu
Address: Budapest, Andrássy út 31, 1061
Website: Nude by Nubu
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Just off of Andrassy Avenue, Punch is a concept store for women’s clothing, accessories, and jewelry owned and operated by designers. At Punch, you’ll find yourself discussing your favorite piece with the designer who created it. Don’t miss Punch for unique patters, feminine jewelry, and handmade leather goods.
Address: Paulay Ede utca 15, 1061 Budapest, Hungary
5. The Garden Studio
The Garden Studio is an adorable, feminine design store near Andrassy Avenue, on the same street as Punch, so be sure to check them out at the same time. If you are planning on visiting the Opera, definitely drop by The Garden Studio for striking colors, vintage influences, and whimsical patterns while you’re in the area.
The Garden Studio
Address: Paulay Ede u. 18, Budapest, 1061 Hungary
Website: The Garden Studio
6. Eva's Room
Eva’s Room is a fashion showroom beautifully decorated like an intimate sitting room. Eva’s goal was to bring you a relaxing shopping experience free of the crowds at the mall. The showroom is open Tuesday through Friday or anytime by appointment. Eva’s Room mostly features women’s clothing, leather goods, jewelry, and eyewear.
Address: 1054 Budapest, 8 Aulich street, 2nd floor, door 2, bell 38
Website: Eva’s Room
7. Hababa Designer Store and Gallery
A relatively new addition to the 5th district, not far from Deak Ferenc Ter, Hababa Design Store sells a selection of Hungarian art, women’s and vintage clothing, and accessories. The store is designed so beautifully that it’s worth a stop for its sake alone. Travelers love Hababa’s unique jewelry, reasonable prices, and truly rare finds.
Hababa Designer Store and Gallery
Address: Fehér Hajó utca 8-10., 1052 Budapest, Hungary
Website: Hababa Designer Store and Gallery
8. Lollipop Factory
Lollipop Factory is both a fashion store and exhibition space for local artists, on Kiraly Utca, a popular area for bars and shopping. It’s just a few minute’s walk from both the Opera House and the Great Synagogue, so a stop here can be a great addition to your sightseeing itinerary. Lollipop Factory offers limited edition, sustainably made clothing for men and women.
Address: 2 stores - Budapest, Magyar u. 18, 1053 and Budapest, Kiraly Utca 24, 1061
Website: Lollipop Factory
9. The Velvet Chemistry [UPDATE: CLOSED]
The Velvet Chemistry is also on Kiraly Utca, just a few stores down from Lollipop Factory. Check out The Velvet Chemistry for rich textures and eccentric and (very) high heels. If you’re looking for something to remind you of Hungary, look out for JE SUIS BELLE, a design label that channels Hungarian folk art into their creations.
Possibly the most colorful on the list, Romani is a local design label inspired by traditional Roma culture. Erika Varga, the founder, believes fashion can act as a bridge builder between cultures. The design studio also provides career and educational opportunities to women in need. Erika’s work has been internationally recognized; in 2012 she was awarded the “Glamour Women of the Year Award.”
Address: Batthyany Utca 31/B, Budapest 1151
Don't be afraid to indulge
Most of these shops are downtown, within a few minutes of each other, so be sure to check them all out. The designs at these shops are truly one of a kind, making them a great investment both in your own wardrobe and in the arts scene of one of Europe’s most beautiful cities.
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