Visiting Ludovika is an experience in itself, even if you don’t end up buying anything. Cute doggies run around happily and welcome you in the surprisingly spacious store, which shows absolutely no signs of the typical thrift shop crowdedness.
The fashion sense of owners Dóra Gyöngyösi and Krisztina Markó is reflected not only in the clothes they sell (stylish pieces from flea markets and second-hand shops all over the country and abroad) but in the interior design of the store.
While exploring the capital of Hungary last week, I found some really cool vintage shops. I found some real treasures at affordable prices. The clothes may be used and from a couple of years back, but their quality is impeccable.
LUDOVIKA VINTAGE (Rumbach Sebestyén utca 15)
Ludovika looks nothing like an attic full of junk, it much rather resembles a high-end fashion store. In the bright and tastefully furnished room, you’ll find patterned shirts, cozy sweaters, round sunglasses, necklaces, belts, bags and backpacks: everything you could ever need to style-up a casual outfit. If you’re getting ready for a summer festival, Ludovika is your go-to choice.
RETROCK (Anker köz 2)
This is actually the biggest Vintage shop I have ever been in. There are two floors full of everything you can imagine.
PRINTA CAFE (Rumbach Sebestyén u. 10)
This is actually not a Vintage shop, but if you are in Budapest one time, you can’t miss this cool place.