If you ask a local where to level up your outfit and do a proper shopping, the answer will probably be Váci utca, which is arguably the most popular shopping street in the city. It offers a wide range of well-known fast fashion shops.
The nearby Fashion Street Budapest (officially named Deák Ferenc utca) is often called the most prestigious shopping street in Central Europe. You will find high-street footwear, apparel, accessories, beauty products and restaurants all in one place.
In case you are willing to spend more on luxury goods, you might want to check out Andrássy út, which is home to a number of designer shops. Connecting the City Park and the heart of the city, Deák Ferenc tér, the street is often called ’the Hungarian Champs-Élysées’ due to its unique charm and exquisite shops locate don the ground level of impressive old buildings.
Besides world-renowned brands, it is also worth to check out a few Hungarian designers. On Andrássy út, you will find the showroom of Nubu and Zigi, and Robert Maar in the nearby Székely Mihály utca. There is also a number of shops in the inner city which offer a variety of different brands, such as MONO Art & Design in Kossuth Lajos utca and wonderLAB in Veres Pálné utca. If you are into designer items for your apartment as well, definitely pay a visit to Rododendron Art & Design Shop in Veres Pálné utca.
If the weather turned bad or you just want to save some time, you can also hit one of the malls of Budapest. Arena Mall is pretty nice but there is also Westend and Allee. Google it and look up your favorite brands!