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If you’re seeking the best shopping in Budapest, Forbes Travel Guide’s editors suggest you head for the famous shopping streets are Váci utca (utca means street) and the adjacent Fashion Street. Both are pedestrian precincts lined with upscale boutiques, stores, souvenir shops, restaurants and cafés. Located in the very heart of the city, you’ll find shops with familiar names like Hugo Boss, Max Mara, Promod and Zara. If you’re looking for more glamorous designer names like Louis Vuitton, Burberry and Gucci, head over to Andrássy Avenue.
Our recommendation would be to indulge in some local fashion and art. Visit WAMP, the city's monthly design market featuring up-and-coming, contemporary designers selling clothes, jewelry and home décor. Art lovers should visit Falk Miksa utca, lined with art galleries and antique shops.
Finally, you’ll want to save some time and money to explore Budapest's busy markets and flea markets. Along with a myriad of local produce, fruits and vegetables, Central Market Hall also has a large selection of souvenirs. The Ecseri Flea Market is perfect for finding something unique from its eclectic array of items.