When I was a little child, I remember slinking into my grandma’s room and trying on all her jewellery and dresses. I’m a grownup now, but if it’s about accessories for me it’s definitely: vintage, I think I love the unknown story behind the objects.
When I was a teenager I discovered Ómama Bizsuja, located nearby Margit Bridge on the Pest side, this shop is a real treasure box. Júlia Nagy, the owner opened this shop in 1991, when she realized how much women like to rummage around. Here you can find old bijou’s, antique silver jewelry from the late nineteenth century to the 1960’s, accessories such as bags, hats, gloves, clutches, and you can always find some interesting porcelain tableware, etc. The offer is fabulous, many are rare to find, and are 40 to 100 years old.
In 1999 she opened the second shop, called Ómama Antik, on the Buda side of the bridge. The assortment in this shop is mostly from 1930’s to 1990’s, not only jewellery but accessories and unique dress pieces from Hermés-Paris, Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Hubert de Givenchy, Pierre Balmain, Gianni Versace, Emanuel Ungaro, Giorgio Armani. Productions shot in Hungary borrowed dresses and accessories from Júlia (Steven Spielberg: Munich, Vincent Amorim: Good, Peter Greenaway movies). But here you can also find art deco and secession home accessories as well.
Enter Ómama’s shops and I am sure you will be lost in the past with each piece containing its own romantic history and secret.