Nobody really thinks of Budapest when it comes to fashion and design. But if you start checking these spots and websites: Paloma, Orange optika, Tisza shoes shop, Rododendron, you’ll realize how creative Hungarians can be. Of course, it’s not obvious, nor massive. Shops are scattered here and there in the city, nonetheless local designers can make very cool stuff!
So what is WAMP all about? It’s a design market taking place once or twice a month in an indoor venue (usually it’s Millénáris B csarnok) in the winter and outdoor on Erzsébet tér during the summer (check the website to know where and when). It’s a great hit among foreigners and locals alike.
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, shoes… 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!