It’s rare that I devote an edition of Take-Homes to one shop. In the eleven months of our grand tour, I’ve done it just three times before, in Ceret (La Boheme, a shop keeping traditional Catalan fabric alive), Bali (Threads of Life, a fair-trade textiles and crafts co-op), and San Miguel de Allende (Ave Maria, a chic store that commissions pieces from young designers). Our Budapest Take-Homes is another one.
Normally I suggest souvenirs to buy from a handful of shops or markets (see my full Take-Homes series to see what I mean), but I visited cool fashion and accessories boutique Eclectick on my ‘Retro Budapest’ tour with Bálint Horváth from Unique Budapest and I quickly became smitten with this store.
Eclectick stocks funky retro-inspired fashion – clothes, accessories, bags, purses, and jewellery – that isn’t just stylish, but is also homegrown and/or eco-friendly.
The fun things that caught my eye (and also ended up in my bag!) were, pictured above, Eclectick’s own cute retro ‘Buda & Pest’ plastic earrings (which come in a range of colours); Balkan Tango’s recycled tyre-tube purses; and Instant Hungary’s canvas shopping bags – my favourite was the ‘Great Hungary Mustaches’ bag.
More shops, shopping, fashion, and style tips coming up in Dora Henger’s Guide to Budapest Style.
Sandrine R. says
I’ve always wanted to go to Budapest and now that I read your posts, it’s more than ever on my list!!!
Too bad I can’t try Terry’s take on Goulash. My mouth is watering just to think of it!