Made of calf, ostrich or caiman?
Home to the famous Budapest-model, which became the emblem of the shoe brand with its classic shape, Vass Cipő offers meticulously crafted products made in line with the traditions of shoemaking in an era of mass production. The family business is present in a number of countries and their salon in downtown Budapest is a place of time travel to the past, thanks to perhaps the stylish, classic and bourgeois milieu of the neighborhood and the shop itself.
1052 Budapest, Haris köz 2.
Telefon: +36 1 318-2375 / www.vass-cipo.hu
Casual deluxe a Vár tövében
Despite the young age of the designer, Szandra Sándor, Nanushkaclothes have grown to be synonimous with casual deluxe around the globe. The pieces based on simplicity and elegance at the same time are the hallmark of the designer, who can still give a twist to the weelworking methods season by season. The showroom in Csónak Street is located in the Castle Disrict.
1015 Budapest, Csónak utca 7.
Phone: +36 1 202-1050 / www.nanushka.hu
Contemporary classicism at the Opera
The rules of business appearance have loosened a lot to date. This gap in the market led Bori Tóth to establish her brand bearing her own name. Besides skirt-and-blazer solutions her collections include works that conform to the rules of timeless elegance. Her clothes ensure a strong independent look without constraining women in airless uniforms.
1065 Budapest, Hajós utca 25.
Phone: +36 1 354-1588 / www.tothbori.com
Coffee, screen printing, T-shirt or painting?
The inventors of Printa didn’t hold back when it came to defining their mission: Printa is a gallery, a screen printing workshop, a store and a café. It’s also a gathering place of contemporary artists from Hungary and abroad alike, where coffee is made of beans procured from small-scale producers. The place emanates a feel of friendly, urban, young alternative pop. You can feel at home here and don’t have to take yourself too seriously.
1075 Budapest, Rumbach Sebestyén utca 10.
Phone: +36 30 292-0329 / www.printa.hu
Creaky floor and top Hungarian designers
A salon where upon entering you’ll feel as if you’ve travelled back a hundred years in time. Don’t let yourself be deceived by the interior conjuring up the early 1900s, this is the coolest place in town. The antique design contrasts with the modernity of the works by the best Hungarian designers, such as Anh Tuan or USE Unused.
1053 Budapest, Henszlmann Imre u. 1.
Phone: +36 30 678-8430 / www.retrock.com/deluxe.htm
How can 17 designers fit into a tiny little shop?
The neighbourhood of Károlyi Garden is getting more and more fashionable. Ourstyle is proof, of this fact. They started out as a fashion blog, went on to become a webshop, then a pop-up store and finally they opened their first pernament, shop. Ourstyle is a provider of quality hip, pionerring selection of contem porary Hungarian fashion.
1053 Budapest, Henszlmann Imre u. 3.
Phone: +36 70 335-0793 / www.ourstyle.hu
Young, black, white, first
Mono is one of the most popular design shops downtown. Its owners filled a gap, or more appropriately a rift with its opening, as at the time there was hardly any opportunity to buy clothes made in Hungary but not those of off-the-shelf brands. Mono’s own brand is Nubu, beside whose refined shapes there’s room for the continuously changing collections of guest designers.
1054 Budapest, Kossuth Lajos utca 20.
Phone: +36 1 317-7789 / www.monofashion.hu
Lively fashion for every generation
There’s a chance that young Hungarians would list some of the fashion designers of R9 Showrooms as their favorites. Kata Szegedi, Dóra Abodi, Dóra Mojzes and Dani Benus are all members of the generation that made quite an impact on Hungarian fashion industry with its open attitude some years back. Womenswear, menswear, shoes and accessories comforming to the international trends can be found at the showroom in Ráday Street (Ráday utca).
1092 Budapest, Ráday utca 9.
Phone: +36 30 386-3484 / www.showroomr9.com
Design Terminál és Hybridart
Former bus terminal turned into a design paradise
The building next to Akvárium stood unused for years when it finally became a professional place to accomodate Hungarian design. It’s a venue for exhibitions and programs of fashion and design, and also for grand events. The Hybridart Design Shop & Cafe, located on the ground floor, is appropriate for a quick coffee in a friendly environment while perusing the works of Hungarian designers.
1051 Budapest, Erzsébet tér 13.
Phone: +36 1 327-7200 / www.designterminal.hu