The idea of what an antique shop may be like is embodied by Antik Bazar in Budapest. The space of just 70 square meters is rather crammed with antiques, vintage items, and curios of all shapes and sizes. The organization of all of the goods is a little haphazard and one has the impression that some of the precarious stacks may come tumbling down if the wind blows in the wrong direction. However, this touch of chaos simply adds to the charm of this amazing store, where you never know what kinds of treasure you may unearth.
Perhaps unusually for an antique and vintage store, all the merchandise in Antik Bazar is labeled with its asking price. Therefore, shoppers can happily browse around and get the basic information for themselves – no need to find someone to ask about every item that catches one’s eye. That being said, there is no need to assume that the labels carry the final price, as there is definitely room for negotiation on most of the items here. Of course, it helps to speak the language to carry out such exchanges, but plenty can be achieved with the help of Google translate and some enthusiastic gestures.
The owner of Antik Bazar is himself an appreciator of all things vintage and older. He has amassed quite a collection over the years he has been in business. Things one can find in his store include vintage toys, radios, lighting fixtures, artwork, ornaments, clocks, medals, vases, and other glassware, cameras, cutlery, hats, vintage coffee presses, and more.
Antik Bazar is the perfect place to find genuine Hungarian souvenirs. With plenty of history tied up in every object displayed here, this is the perfect shopping location for those that like to have a story hidden behind unique objects that decorate their home. Collectors will also have a ball here. Just be sure to check their website for opening times so as not to waste a trip.