I have good news for Budapest yard lovers! You now need to visit Paloma!
For those who are not familiar with that, Budapest’s city centre is famous for its beautiful inner yards that are strongly connected to the housing structure of the end of 19th / beginning of the 20th century, brought up by the Hungarian wealthy merchants and bourgeois society.
One of those yards has become a den for a good 50 small Hungarian designers that share about 10 showrooms together. All that opened last year and it’s called Paloma, as a tribute to some other shops that were already there at the end of the 90s under the same name.
You’ll find lots of ideas for original Hungarian presents on the ground floor and first floor of this elegant and renovated house in the 5th district. Jewels (all shapes, colors, style and prices), some clothes, bags, shoes and much more! One of my favorite shops is called Vadjutka but I’m always finding new ones like for instance this bag designer who also does a playful tour of Budapest, called Bag venture, at the end of which you get a handmade bag!
And if you’re up for coffee and pastry, just take a seat at Auguszt Cukrászda that has been here for years on the ground floor!