Chic, Homegrown Gifts from Hungary

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One-of-a-kind local finds & gift ideas

If you are looking for a truly unique gift or want to surprise yourself with some mementos of Budapest, than here are a few stores you won't want to miss. They feature local artists and designers with a mix of modern chic and old school vintage items.

Fregoli

Gifts from Hungary

Instant Hungary 'mustache' bag

Gifts from Hungary

Balkan Tango bicycle-inner-tube-bags

Fregoli’s own brand, 'Balkan Tango', is known for its hip, recycled bicycle-inner-tube-bags, which come in different sizes, his and her styles and include handbags, laptop bags and purses. Fregoli’s other line, 'Instant Hungary', features locally made shopping bags and T-shirts decorated with Communist-era logos and Hungarian themed motives.

Address: Bástya utca 12, District 5
Open: Monday – Friday 10 am to 7 pm, Saturday 11 am to 5 pm
Webshop: fregolishop.com

Printa

Gifts from Hungary

Budapest's bridges T-shirt

Gifts from Hungary

Lokalwear necklace

Printa’s clothing and accessory lines and limited edition prints make for great gifts. The owner’s own brand, ‘bolt’, is known for creative designs that include greetings in Hungarian, Budapest’s bridges, a list of ruin pubs or Hungarian cooking ingredients. A number of products, like T-shirts, notebooks, pillowcases, skirts, dresses, purses and shopping bags are available with these unique designs. Another brand to check out at Printa is ‘Lokalwear’ with earrings and necklaces that bring old folk motives back in style.

Address: Rumbach Sebestyén utca 10, District 7
Open: Monday – Friday 10 am to 7 pm, Saturday 11 am to 5 pm
Webshop: printa.hu

Matyodesign

Gifts from Hungary

T-shirt with Matyó embroidery

Gifts from Hungary

Traditional Matyó embroidery

Matyodesign combines the unique patterns and techniques of the traditional Matyó embroidery with contemporary fashion. Their one-of-a-kind handmade T-shirts come in his, hers and kids designs. In addition Matyodesign offers a selection of shopping bags and small accessories. Matyodesign products are made locally through sustainable development. The embroideries are handmade by the old ladies in the village of Tard, who mastered the traditional Matyó technique passed down from generation to generation.

Address: Radnóti Miklós utca 25, District 13
Open: by appointment, call (+36-20) 327-6875
Webshop: matyodesign.hu
Matyodesign products are also available at Insitu (Múzeum krt. 7) and Memories of Hungary (Hercegprímás utca 8).

Rododendron

Gifts from Hungary

'Hungarian' pins

Gifts from Hungary

'Buda Pest' earrings

Rododendron exclusively stocks local brands and creations by young Hungarian artists and designers. Their ‘Buda Pest’ plastic earrings, which are available in different colors and their Hungarian folk motive-themed pins are fun finds. Toys for kids, notebooks, foreign language books, artworks, gadgets and creative handmade gifts are all available at Rododendron.

Address: Semmelweis utca 19, District 5
Open: Monday – Friday 11 am to 7 pm, Saturday 10 am to 4 pm
Webshop: rododendronart.com

Tisza

Gifts from Hungary

Tisza retro sneakers

Gifts from Hungary

Tisza pouch

Tisza, the former state-owned, Communist Era shoe company, lives on with a new found popularity for its retro sneakers. Primarily known for its running shoes, today Tisza also makes sportswear and accessories including a few limited edition series. Even their stores (the flagship store in Budapest and 5 others across Hungary) come with a chic retro décor.

Address: Károly körút 1, District 7
Open: Monday – Friday 10 am to 7 pm, Saturday 9 am to 1 pm
Webshop: tiszacipo.hu

For more strictly Hungarian design, shops and boutiques join the popular 'Responsible Design and Fashion Tour', offered by budapestUNDERGUIDE.


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