Don’t worry we don’t judge, we can give you some tips on where to buy the best gifts, if you need some forgiveness.
Budapest may be considered the party-capital of Europe. But the city doesn’t have to be ashamed of anything when fashion is involved. You can find the biggest international labels here like Louis Vuitton, Gucci or Burberry and some talented Hungarian designers.
ONE Fashion Agency and Retail – two birds with one stone
With regard to Hungarian labels, this multibrand store offers a great selection of Hungarian designers’ work. You can buy clothes and accessories from talented newbies and veterans like Dora Abodi whose clothes were worn by stars like Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga and Rita Ora.
Store: 1092 Ráday utca 9.
Nanushka aka Szandra Sandor is one of Hungary’s best designers. She graduated from the London College of Fashion and has a minimal and elegant style. You can buy her designs all over the world, but her flagship store is right here in Budapest. The store’s unique design received praise from over 250 design blogs from Moscow to Rio and whether to shop or just admire, it has become a must-see tourist destination.
Store: Fashion Street – Deak Ferenc utca 17.
Now the Missus has something to wear, but depending on what you did (still not judging), you may want to add some finishing touches.
Since Carrie Bradshaw, girls around the world dream about designer shoes. Reka is basically the Hungarian Manolo Blahnik, with an amazing femme fatale style. And good news for you: her designs are way less expensive than Manolo’s or Jimmy Choo’s.
Store: Mason Marquise Salon
1065 Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út 17.
A great perfume is something every woman loves, but at Neroli’s you can find the most luxurious ones. They not only have international creations, but the works of Hungarian perfumers as well, like Viktoria Minya.
Store: Budapest, Régi posta utca 19, 1052
Dorka is just 25 years old, but already a figure in Hungarian fashion. Her handbags are simple, with amazing quality and her designs are modern, but timeless, certainly melting the hearts of every female on the planet.
Store: Budapest, Kertész utca 27, 1073
You may know or may not know, but Hungary is famous for it’s porcelain manufacturers. One of the oldest is Zsolnay (founded in 1852), making beautiful decorations, dinner sets and vases. If you think it’s a little bit old-fashioned, they also have a sophisticated jewelry collection.
Store: several in Budapest
+1 DRK – something for you, because you bought so many nice things for your other half
DRK aka Dorko is a Hungarian brand from the communist era resurrected by some talented young designers. They make clothes and shoes for cool and young urban hipsters. They have men and women’s collections, so you can find something for yourself while also keeping her in mind.