Stay where fashion sits: Kempinski Corvinus is in Fashion Street, the centre of urban cool. A short walk away, Andrassy ut is home to luxury, while Falk Miksa utca specialises in antiques. For local foodstuffs, mosey through the Grand Market Hall, and for knick-knacks and rare finds, head out to Ecseri piac. For the local design centre, head off to Magma. Contact the concierge for insider tips on shopping in Budapest.
Best City Secret - Vass Shoes
The owner of Vass Shoes is Laszlo Vass, a native of Budapest who is well known around the world as the last "Budapester Shoeman". He is the leader of this classic shoe company and truly knows everything about shoe-making. He has received worldwide attention in magazines and on television for his classic yet contemporary hand-made shoes. He has also written a book about his work and traditional shoemaking.
What to Buy/Best Memento - Pálinka
Pálinka is a traditional type of brandy that is produced mainly in Hungary and Romania. In 2008, the European Union established exclusive trademark rights for the name. "Pálinka" refers to product made in Hungary and four states of Austria. Additionally, a trademark for several specific regional varieties was given to Hungarian brands Almapálinka, Barackpálinka, Szilvapálinka and Törkölypálinka.