Hababa Designer Store is the epitome of Hungarian contemporary fashion interest.
Hababa is a vintage and retro shop in Budapest, just round the corner from Budapest's designer fashion street and a few steps away from the city's Nanushka store. The fashion experts at Hababa specialise in sourcing high end vintage and retro pieces.
The Hababa vision epitomises the Hungarian fashion focus and presents an image of what to expect from contemporary Hungarian fashion; it shows us how Hungarian fashion lovers believe that the key to appreciating and evolving fashion in the now is by paying our respects to the looks of the past.
Vibrant shades, bold patterns, the shop floor is a colourfully mismatched haven, bringing a brand focus that is entirely different from the modern partiality found in most new designers to stick to one colour palette per season. Hababa resists the reservedness and sensibility of modern fashion and asks you to remember the ridiculousness and bravery of past trends.
Hababa's focus seems twofold: firstly, to appreciate fashion as history; but secondly also as an art form. The creatives behind Hababa present vintage items as pieces of art to best represent an era. For this reason, the small scale fashion shows organised at Hababa to promote their brand image appear more like a lesson in the history of art than just a fashion show. Hababa isn't the only store in Budapest to place emphasis on connecting fashion and fine art, as Lollipop Factory also place focus on this concept. However, Hababa is the main brand in Budapest that gives the fashion of the past its due by rejuvenating the image of vintage and retro clothing and finding it a home in the modern day, instead of trying to push away from it.
A visit to Hababa is a must for hardcore champions of vintage and retro fashion.
Hababa Designer Store
Fehér Hajó utca 8-10, 1052 Budapest
Tuesday-Saturday, 11.00 - 20.00
Monday, 12 - 20.00
Sunday, 12.00 - 18.00