Hidden in an arcaded courtyard in the V District, Paloma is a design emporium that brings together around 50 local makers and shakers. The line of boutiques above the winged staircase on the first floor features a curious selection of clothes, jewellery, bags, shoes and more. The best thing about this place? You get the chance to meet the designers in person and find out the stories behind their creations.
No holiday is complete without picking up a quality souvenir or two, but the days of the humble postcard and fridge magnet may have come to an end. International shopping is an altogether more varied experience these days, and the Hungarian capital more than holds its own against more celebrated European contemporaries. Looking for the best places to go shopping in Budapest? Look no further.
Budapest has long been famous for its stylishness, and several design collectives now showcase their wares in huge, gallery-like spaces dotted around the centre. On the other end of the economic scale is the flea markets, remarkable celebrations of second (occasionally third) hand goods covering plenty of ground. Budapest might be famous for its ruin bars, nightlife and thermal spas, but don’t forget a little bit of shopping while you’re in town.
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