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.
Gift hunting in Budapest doesn’t have to mean lugging home industrial quantities of Hungarian paprika and outsize (though no doubt delightful) works of embroidered folk art. In fact, there are few more diverse places to go shopping – and find pretty much exactly what you’re looking for – than here.
The Hungarian capital is famous for its design scene, and a number of collectives now showcase their wares in huge, gallery-like spaces around the centre. There’s also no end of excellent wine shops. Vibrant flea markets overflow with one-of-a-kind antiques. Vintage stores offer truly dazzling selections. And a heavenly farmers’ market regularly takes over the city’s best-known ‘ruin bar’. So grab a tote and get ready to splurge – these are are just a handful of the very best places to go shopping in Budapest.
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