Nobody really thinks of Budapest when it comes to fashion and design. But if you start looking around with the help of some magazines such as www.budapestnavigator.hu, Time Out, surf on the net: www.stylewalker.hu, or if you go to Orange optika, Tisza shoes shop, Rododendron, you’ll realize how creative Hungarians can be. Of course, it’s not obvious, neither massive, shops are scattered here and there in the city, nonetheless local designers can make really cool stuff!
So what is WAMP all about? It’s a design market taking place twice a month in an indoor grandiose building right in the city centre on Váci utca. It started as an outdoor market but quickly became increasingly popular among foreigners and locals alike.
As one could have expected, WAMP grew to an impressive design megastore this year! I still warmly recommend it, the atmosphere remains the same as when the market started a few years ago.
During the summer, WAMP is still held outdoor on Erzsébet tér (check the website to know where and when).
You can spend hours strolling there, buying what you can afford (the prices are now even tagged in Euros). If your budget is very limited it might be a good idea to take the designers’ fliers and go directly to their workshop!. You’ll find lots of jewellery, clothes, bags, shops… but also teas, chocolate and other delicacies.
If you don’t fancy buying anything, it’s still worth having a look at what Hungarian fashion is up to nowadays!