Whenever I am asked for advice for shopping places in Bucharest, I have a bit of a dilemma. And that’s because I put myself in the traveller’s shoes and every time I travel I like to stay away from shopping clichés such as fashion and retail chains and, instead, to embark on a real shopping adventure: the local labels and boutiques, hidden gems where I can find unique items.
One of the places I wholeheartedly recommend is Romanian Designers located inside Cărtureşti concept store. A project that is meant to gather, promote and sell Romanian design products, in limited editions, from decorative objects, to fashion items and accessories, photography, graphic design and toys. The idea took shape because of the very reason why I find so difficult to suggest good shopping spots in our capital: the lack of Romanian design products in stores. This way, talented artists have the chance to make their work known to the public in one of the best cultural retail places in Bucharest. An eclectic mix of creativity, innovation and craftsmanship, there’s something for everyone here. I personally loved the wide selection of statement jewellery, the collection of t-shirts (the one currently available – I took these photos a few weeks ago – is even more beautiful) and the traditional, hand-made decorative pieces. And I’ll tell you one more thing: if you’ve ever had difficulties in finding a special gift, then this is the place to visit.
Address: 13-15 Pictor Arthur Verona Street, Bucharest
Opening hours: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
photos: by me