Each time I got soaked (which is often — Budapest weather has been fickle these past years and I am a sworn enemy of umbrellas) I solemnly promised myself that I would immediately buy the perfect raincoat. This, as it turned out, is easier said than done, but then I discovered the Dansk store on Wesselényi street. The Danes have always struck me as people who firmly believe in the importance of both form and function, and I was not disappointed. Armed with my aptly named Rains raincoat I now walk through biblical deluges with confidence and smugness.
Besides raincoats, the Dansk store also offers a range of clothes by Danish brands, mostly in the smart casual/athleisure vein favoured by Scandinavians, and ARKK sneakers, which are also good-looking and extremely practical for someone who, like me, walks a lot in the city- they can also be worn for mild off-roading. However, they are not made for running or other intensive sporting activities.
Located very conveniently in the ever more popular 7th district, Dansk is not very large, yet it doesn’t feel crowded, and the products are conveniently displayed for easy perusal. Almost everything comes at prices lower than what you’d get shopping online (or in Scandinavia proper) and the personnel is extremely patient and helpful even with the fussiest of buyers.