How about an unconventional souvenir? Instead of buying a Budapest fridge magnet, we want to help you find something you can wear or use and remember your visit to Budapest with. We’ve made a list of Hungarian brands to guide you in finding your atypical souvenir!
Budapest’s Eszter Áron was born into the textile and fashion industry as she comes from a long generation of tailors; following in her family’s footsteps she founded her brand Áeron in 2012. This Hungarian designer is bringing back classic and traditional tailoring with edgy yet elegant designs, superior quality materials and a minimalist aesthetic. The Áeron Showroom is just a short stroll away from the notorious St. Stephen’s Basilica, pop in and treat yourself to an unorthodox souvenir, like the selections we’ve made below. What’s better way to remember Budapest by than looking stylish?
You might have spotted a few stores with the logo “DRK” while walking around or on your sightseeing bus. Dorko is a Hungarian brand designing footwear, clothing, caps and accessories in collaboration with many street and tattoo artists as well as musicians, architects and other young talented Hungarians. What we love about this brand is that they’re not afraid to use bold colors and statements; they’re courageous enough to express their ideas and feelings in their designs. The Hungarian brand, Dorko’s pieces are the souvenirs you didn’t know you wanted. So how about a souvenir that “takes you good places” as their slogan says?
You’ve probably heard of this brand, but if you haven’t here’s everything you need to know. In 2006 a new Hungarian brand, Nanushka, was born and founded by Sandra Sándor. With the rise of Instagram and other social media platforms, the brand took the world by storm and became a celebrity favorite, with models like Gigi Hadid and Hailey Baldwin rocking some Nanushka pieces. Sandra’s creations are designed to function well and become staples in the modern human’s closet; the designer is inspired by Eastern and Western cultural references. Nanushka pieces are sophisticated and gracefully stylish, how about a wardrobe staple to remember your Budapest vacation by? Pick out your souvenir and enjoy a coffee at the Nanushka Store & Café near Váci Street.
Hungary is known for its thermal waters and since you’re probably not going to take some water from the baths home with you, you can take some Omorovicza products! Margaret and Stephen Omorovicza, who were inspired by curative minerals found in thermal waters, founded this Hungarian inspired and born skincare brand. All their products contain natural ingredients, essential oils and vitamins that have been locally sourced from all corners of Hungary, like Lake Hévíz. You can step into their store and spa while promenading along Andrássy Avenue. Budapest is unforgettable and your skin souvenir will surely remind you of your magnificent visit to the Hungarian capital!