5 Top Non-Touristy Souvenir Shops In Budapest

  • 11 Apr 2019 10:40 AM
  • BudapestFlow
5 Top Non-Touristy Souvenir Shops In Budapest
Your friends and family back home are bound to be jealous of your stay in Budapest – so the very least you can do is get them a souvenir or two, so they can share in a little bit of the joy of the Hungarian capital with you.

Thing is, they’re probably tired of fridge magnets, postcards and usual cliche stuff you can pick up in most cities. If you’re looking for something a little more unique and craftsy, here’s some places to check out.
 

Printa Design Shop

Printa is a gallery, cafe and workshop all rolled into one. Their main focus is eco-friendly, which you’ll find all their goods – accessories, homeware and clothing by local independent labels – to be.

Through their workshop, they also host regular educational events so you can see what goes into their products – so if you want to really get involved rather than just browsing and sipping coffee – this place has you covered.

Address: 1075 Budapest, Rumbach Sebestyén u. 10.
 

Paloma Design Center

Paloma is an effort by Zsuzsanna Kárpáti Hungarian to bring back some of Kossuth Lajos Street’s former glory.

Once a major shopping street in the city, it’s looking a little shabby these days,which is a shame, because it’s also a street of immense architectural beauty.

Paloma – once a mall – has, since 2014, come back to life as a “contemporary creative projectwith design stores and gallery spaces”.

Pay a visit today and you’ll find a variety of local designer’s workshops alongside temporary pop-up stores and two gallery rooms. Occasionally the space also lays on events that attract figures from across the art world.

Address: 1053 Budapest, Kossuth Lajos u. 14.
 

WAMP Design Fair

Describing itself as “more than just a fair”, WAMP is a once-ish a month gathering of local artists and designers in different inspiring locations all over Budapest.

From artwork to jewellry and clothing you’ll find a wide variety of creatives wares available at their fairs.

Running for over 10 years, WAMP also considers itself more than just a place to buy art, but also as a place to see and be seen with the creative community in Budapest, and you’ll find both locals, expats and tourists all hanging out there.

Check it out at one of its regular fairs – and keep an eye on local festival listings, as you might find them there as well.

Address: 1024 Budapest, Kis Rókus u.
Spring & Summer Fairs: 1052 Budapest, Erzsébet Square


Rododendron Design Shop

Once a tiny gallery right in the heart of the downtown, Rododendron has grown into a full-time design store selling, among other things, bags, jewellry, accessories and even camera’s from a wide range of local and international artists.

They host regular exhibitions in store, and you can often find them at local fairs, festivals and art programmes.

Address: 1052 Budapest, Semmelweis u. 19.

 

Flatlab Design Shop

If you like your boutiques off the beaten track, then this is about as hidden as it gets. Take a trip to Budapest’s relaxed VIII district and on the third floor of a quiet courtyard building you’ll find this hidden studio shop, FlatLAB.

It’s founded and run by a collective of local clothing designers that moved on from previous ventures and sells men’s and womenswear inside a building with a strikingly minimalist interior.

Address: 1082 Budapest, Baross u. 3.
 

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