Christmas special | Bucharest shopping guide: Clothes and accessories

Newsroom 15/12/2016 | 13:17

Less then two weeks until Christmas and the lights are on, the parties have started and it’s a bit bone-achingly cold. The most wonderful period of the year has arrived in Bucharest, when most central city streets suddenly acquire a sparkle and spontaneous caroling is on the order of the day. Now we are revealing Business Review’s Christmas shopping guide. Merry Christmas, one and all!

Bucharest shopping guide: Clothes and accessories

Cocor Store

Unique for the Romanian fashion designers’ gallery on its second floor, which currently brings together more than 30 local designers, Cocor offers a variety of clothes and accessories at affordable prices as well as bespoke options.

29-33 I.C. Bratianu Blvd.

Read about the unusual homeware you can buy for this Christmas in Bucharest 


The epitome of a concept store. After enjoying a fusion lunch in the unmistakable Dada style, you can pick up a dress or bag at production prices. Why? Because the building’s upper floor hosts the Dada factory itself. Downtown, Dada products and other fancy labels can be found in the little shop at Piata Amzei.

94bis Matei Voievod (restaurant/showroom), 1 Tache Ionescu (shop).


Romanian brand Iutta, leather shoes, bags and accessories producer offers products with traditional motifs, everything being defined by colours, shapes and textures inspired by nature.

7 Ion Luca Caragiale Street,


We just discover just other wood-crafted goodies. Yes, you read it well: wood bags. Something out of your imagination, but beautiful sharpen and with some traditional Romanian design on them. Absolutely lovely, especially while the brand has already conquered the international markets.

Madame Briolette

A window full of heads wearing hats, berets and caps on Magheru Boulevard heralds a store with modest interior design, but this means little given the shelves of headgear waiting to be tested. Aside from fur hats made in Poland and Ukraine, a multitude of felt options and classic models in many colors are created in Romania. Hand-knitted hats and shawls from Hunedoara villages and plenty of colorful leather gloves are among the many other accessories. And all at very affordable prices.

Briolette du Cinema, 29 Magheru, corner with Biserica Amzei; Briolette Boutique, 12 Ion Campineanu

Madame Mitza

Socks are definitely one of the most common presents offered in Romania. But when this absolutely useful tradition comes in colors and funny prints, made in a small fabric in Romania, wouldn’t you buy more?

Made in Rosia Montana

Around 30 women from Rosia Montana are making an additional income from doing what they love: knitting goods. “Made in Rosia Montana is not a business that aims to make anyone rich, but one where people work passionately and ethically with their own two hands to help move things forward and bring people closer to ancestral values but also to this wonderful place in Romania. Working with wool is a beautiful thing because from it high quality products come to life,” is their promise. You’ll probably meet them around the Christmas themed fairs, or you can order online.

Read about the useful surprises you can find while shopping for Christmas in Bucharest 


Comfort and a classic feminine look, designed by an Italian team, are what characterize the Romanian-based footwear brand Musette. Bags, clutches and belts, defined by color and style, are also manufactured under the same name. Cristhelen B is Musette’s premium brand for woman, an exclusive line produced in limited editions. For men, the Giannini line of shoes and accessories is made to the same high standards of quality and affordability.

114 Calea Victoriei, Baneasa Shopping City, Bucuresti Mall, Unirea Shopping Center, Promenada Mall, Mall Plaza, AFI Palace Controceni.


If you are a fan of wood products, maybe a search on Plantwear website will suit your needs. The designs and the cuts are quite interesting for this eco-friendly brand.


Did you know what slow fashion means? REDU are some of those who transform recyclable waste into pieces of clothing. Have a look on their online store, most of the clothing is made in small series or even unique.


Leather-craft goods, handmade with mother love and a wide range of absolutely funny bags. You probably meet the brand in Bucharest design fairs, so we just give a reminder of how cool these bags are.

Sarto Made to Measure

At Sarto, the clothes are made in Italy, after the client is measured. The final adjustments are carried out in the Bucharest workshop, with the entire process taking up to four weeks. For those interested in wearing the best materials, Sarto offers cashmere suits and even Vicuna wool, the most expensive fabric material in the world.

10-12 Maior Gheorghe Sontu street, 1st floor, ap. 6,


The footwear brand Sepala, Mihaela Glavan’s high-end line, embraces minimalism. Shoes are simple, with well-defined cuts and cutouts. The must-haves of the A/W collection are the over-the-knee boots and high platform shoes, which channel the sexy look, in parallel with low biker-inspired boots. Sepala Kids and RSM for men make the shopping experience one for the family.

104 Sabinelor Street.


SILKDOM was envisioned by Madalina Nistor, a passionate pursuitor of good life, luxury and rare possessions. Madalina has an unparalled love for everything that is rare, striking and highly desirable, so she offers an invitation to indulge in the land of lavish silk creations.

16A Plutonier Radu Gheorghe Street,

Sweet Paprika

Sweet Paprika started as a high-school written poem by the fashion blogger Gabriela Atanasov. Now, the brand is a mode de vivre, where a collection signed by her can be purchased as well as other Romanian designers creations.

Trend’s by Adina Buzatu

A touch of refinement and an interwar atmosphere grace the first boutique dedicated mainly to men’s apparel. Shoes from Ortigni and Bensimon, Albert Thurston braces, Borsalino hats, plus an impressive collection of cufflinks and ties are all on offer. From the classic casual and elegant designs of Messagerie to the progressive Babette Wasserman, the pieces are versatile and easy to match. But if you’re not sure, don’t hesitate to ask the owner, who is always pleased to help style customers.

83-85 Calea Victoriei (Downtown boutique), Baneasa Shopping City, ground floor.

Tudor. Personal tailor

For a perfect item of clothing, the material should combine almost seamlessly with the stitching. Tudor.Personal Tailor works with four local tailors with experience of 30-55 years in the field, but also draws on expertise from specialists in marketing, fabric and back office operations.

112 Calea Floreasca,


When we first arrived on the website of this online women clothing shop, we instantly felt in love with their simple, asymmetric cuts. Their promise is to undress your fears, and put on some courage. Undress your insecurities and put on some confidence.


T-shirt fans with a passion for traditional Romania, check this brand out. Some of the most known traditional Romanian symbols are reinterpreted in a very well-designed, graphic way. And prices are quite good, starting from RON 70.

Venera Arapu

A mono-brand store with a distinctive interior design signature, fashion designer Venera Arapu presents a range of clothing from evening gowns to shirts and coats, all suited to strong and non-conformist women, yet endowed with refinement and elegance.

56 Dacia blvd.,

Oana Vasiliu

BR Magazine | Latest Issue

Download PDF: Business Review Magazine April 2024 Issue

The April 2024 issue of Business Review Magazine is now available in digital format, featuring the main cover story titled “Caring for People and for the Planet”. To download the magazine in
Newsroom | 12/04/2024 | 17:28
Advertisement Advertisement
Close ×

We use cookies for keeping our website reliable and secure, personalising content and ads, providing social media features and to analyse how our website is used.

Accept & continue