Piata Romana it’s a good shopping area. Around ASE and Magheru Boulevard you can see many shops but my special ones are the hidden so here’s a list of the shops I think you shouldn’t miss!
Raionul 4, is on the back street of the Atheneum, in the newly promenade area of Romana neighborhood. The boutique shop makes you forget about savings, vacation plans and makes you empty your entire wallet to go home with one of the limited edition pieces by Ann Demeulmeester, Dries Van Noten, ACNE Studio, Maison Martin Margiela, Neil Barrett, Anne Valerie Hash, Brunello Cucinelli, Karl Lagerfeld. Two words I use to describe Raionul 4: love it!
Nicolae Golescu Street, No. 14
Capsuni cu zahar it’s a multi brand shop, with young Romanian designer and unknown Italian or Spanish designers. The cloths are carefully selected to find the modern young style, they have simple cuts, fluid materials but always special. The risk to meet up with another girl dressed the same way as you is limited. They only bring 3, 4 pieces of the same product. Really good prices!
Benjamin Franklin Street, No. 9
Fekado is Clara Robescu’s ( the Romanian designer) boutique shop where she expresses her imagination. Most of the cloths are hers but you can also find some international designers. The shop it’s about silk, embroidery, velvet and lace . Not very chip, not too expensive.
Nicolae Golescu Street, No. 20
Eva Romanian Design it’s an urban project with the goal of reviving the central area of Piata Romana with high quality shops. As the name says it, it’s a gallery with the best Romanian designers like Adelina Ivan, 109, Carla Szabo, Carmen Secareanu, Ciprian Vrabie, Irina Schrotter, Kristina Dragomir, Lady Magpie, Murmur, Venera Arapu or Patzaikin.
You can leave from Eva Romanian Design with a complete outfit of clothing, accessories and finishing touches. The prices depends on the product.
Gheorge Magheru Boulevard, No 9
Hippie Hippie Shake is and was an trend-setter in the pure sense of the word as it was one of the first shops in Bucharest were we could find cloths with attitude, the cloths that made us feel unique and special. As you enter you find the multitude of things waiting to be explored. From hiding pimples skirts to walls adorned with necklaces and bracelets created manually in exotic countries such as India, Afghanistan and Indonezia. Hippie Hippie Shake means colorful, unique, eclectic. They also have an shop in Centrul Vechi. Very good prices.
Tache Ionescu Street, No. 1
Tudor Personal Tailor is where you have to go for high class tailor. This young team makes every experience unique. There is a large variety of samples to chose from, with different categories and qualities. You can find the finest European textile in their samples. If you are in a hurry this is not your place, take your time to check all the samples available, discuss with your personal assistant, who will propose you a lot of options to make your piece of textile unique. not cheap but worth every penny!
Episcopiei Street. No. 1-3
Bands of Creation, I told you about a gallery were you can find some of the top Romanian designers. Now it’s the time to meet with the young and playful designers in an nice showroom, very close to the Romanian Athenaeum. Here is a short name list of the designers that you can find: Smaranda Aklmasamn, Florentina Giol, Ioana Covalcic, Simina Filat, Veronica Frisan, Aer/Wear, Alina Craita or Carmina Cimpoieru.
Benjamin Franklin Street, No.14, Ap. 3