ZAED Beauty Studio: A friendly beauty studio
There are lots of beauty salons in Bucharest and every lady has her favourite. If you are near Gara de Nord, the my wife says that this is the best place for a facial and pedicure. It is in the Ibis hotel. You do not need to stay at the Ibis to have your nails done. You could go across the road to the Euro Hotel, but she was not impressed. Nor was I. The staff at Zaed were much more pleasant and helpful.
What to buy: Beauty treatments, facial, make over manicure, pedicure or the full monty.
What to pay: Wash cut & blow dry 70 lei
Facial massage 35 lei
Pedicure 40 lei
French manicure (whatever that is!) 40 lei
Classic manicure 30 lei
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Beba Art Gift Shop: Unique Handmade Luxury Gifts in Bucharest
The shop is one of the most famous ones in Bucharest. All products are hand painted by Beba, and it has become quite the attraction in the city center. With famous clients like Bill Paxton, the place is welcoming to everyone who is looking for something one-of-a-kind.
The place is petite, but the gems you can find in it will be priceless. Plus you can often find Beba working in the the shop, and she will be very happy to offer autographs, and offer you different gifts.
What to buy: If you have the money you can buy paintings from the world renowned artist Beba, or for those on a budget, they can find hand painted cups, vases, glasses and many more.
What to pay: Around $50 for 2-3 objects, or $3500 for a painting.
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OUTLET STORE: outlet in Bucharest
I just discovered yesterday... I couldn't believe it how I always passed by it and never entered at least to see what is in...
There are a lot of beautiful brand clothes at small prices. I couldn’t resist and not buy anything… I left from the shop with some awesome jeans from Pepe Jeans… and it coasted only 22 E.
Just go and see it… maybe you will find something that you like at a great price.
What to buy: women's clothes
What to pay: not much
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Art -Collection and Antichities
I could offr you a tour of most interesting artgalleries of Bucharest. I fell good & relaxed when I visit this kind of shop .
If I buy something what I really like I feel perfect :)
In Bucharest there are more museums per inhabitant then in any other capital city.In this tour you wil admire the romanian paiting exposed in Museum of Art Collections located in the Romanit Palace. It was heavily decorated with stucco and bas relief. Furniture was made of mahogany and ebony laced with mother of pearl; the chairs covered with Cordoba leather and the chandeliers were made of Venetian crystal
What to buy: porcelans, clocks, lamps , sculptures, oil-paintings, aqarellas, bijous, jewels, silver coins, stamps, statues, crystals,furniture phones, etc
What to pay: depends on vale and negociations:)
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malls & open air markets: Bucharest Shoping Tour
Shoping in : Bucharest Mall, Mario Plaza Mall, Unirea Shoping Center, Metro, Sellgros
Carfour.. Gima Supermarket, Vegetables Markets, and in many other places by request
By request you will have the opportunity to buy kosher or hallal meal.
What to buy: everything you need or want
What to pay: In Metro is a good price and you could get back
VAT, but its not allowed to buy only one pices . In all these 3 places its required for a special Id but no worry, our guides will arrange for that.
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Take Romania with you through pictures
Though talented photographers are not hiding, some of them use their lenses not only for capturing beauty, uncommon views or hidden corners; some of them capture time passing...
Razvan Voiculescu left Romania during the communist era and studied graphic design in Denmark. After 1989 he returned to meet fame in his country.
You can visit his gallery here:
Where from: Carturesti or any major book shop,
What to buy: Razvan Voiculescu is the best known Romanian photographers and his albums are breath-taking to say the least.
Food, wine and antiques: Strada Covaci
Strada Covaci in the old town of Bucharest offers you some nice shops, bars and restaurants.
If you like steaks Tibo's steak house is the place to be. For the wine lovers there is Bruno wine bar. On the first floor of Covaci 6 you find Absintherie Sixtina where you enjoy an nice served glass of absinthe. In the same building on the ground floor is Dinette restaurant located , a great place to have a lunch or dinner.
What to buy: Antiques, books, wine or just a coffee
What to pay: from €10 till €5.000,-
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Thomas Antiques: Amazing antiques
In a renovated building in the old center of Bucharest you find this great antique shop. In the classic style rooms you can enjoy a coffee or wine and from the balcony you have a great view on the Hanul lui Manuc hotel. During the winter you can take place in front of the fireplace is the special hunting room.
What to buy: Antiques, books
What to pay: from € 5 till € 5.000,-
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Bookshops: Photographic book
What to buy: Romania – O perspectiva aeriana by Stefan Petrescu. Publisher: Uranus
A book with almost 200 pages of beautiful aerial pictures of Romania, plus another 35 pages of short explanations of what the pictures are about. The text is in three languages: Romanian, English and German. It can be a nice reminder of places you have seen, and also an inspiration for another future trip to Romania, because many of those pictures will make you think ‘I want to go there’.
Stefan Petrescu, the author of the pictures, has a long career as photo-reporter for Romanian and German newspapers and magazines and has been also a TV image operator in Romania and Germany.
What to pay: It costs the equivalent of about 30 US dollars.
Verii Botez: Folkart Objects
Verii Botez (translation: Baptise Cousins) is a family business. I came across Ruxandra and Monica while organizing an advertising event and admired their idea ever since.
They collect local craft objects and take them around to all the fairs across Romania. That's quite impressive given the fact that traditional costumes or patterns for decorating vary from one side of a country to another.
I bought some bookmarks , women jewelery and pottery and my friends abroad were all very pleased with them
What to buy: Pottery and shoulder bags
What to pay: 25 RON (8 Euro) for shoulder bags
15 RON (4 Euro) for bookmarks
traditional romanian goodies
If you are looking for traditional Romanian stuff to buy as souvineirs or gifts there is one good shop i have found.
It's on Blvd Unirii as you walk towards Causescus house its on the left hand side. Its called RomArt and has a wide variety of embroidery, dolls and carvings etc.
If you are looking to buy some of the woven rugs, wait until you visit Sucaeva they are much cheaper at the monastery called Veronet.
If you are in the piatra neampt area, take the journey out to the red lake 'lacu rosu' - along the way is a market set up in the shelter of the cliff wall with great woolens, embroidery etc.
Forgotten something?? Dont pay too much!
You forgot to pack something which you realise you desperately need. Or you run out of something. Dont pay too much.
Steer clear of shops on the main drags. Youll be digging deeper into your pockets than is ever necessary! There are several markets which run in Bucharest where you can save a lot of $$$$!!!
There is a particularly good one at Bucur Obor which sells everything from fruit and veg, to clothes, bags, music, school books and personal hygiene products.
Various Malls in Bucharest: Cheaper Shopping
Hi. There are a lot of shopping places in Bucharest. However I wouldn't know how much do you mean by inexpensive.
There is a chain of shops called Miniprix. You can find them on Ion Mihalache street and close to the Mc Donald's in Piata Romana.
You can also try Unirea Shopping Center and Magazinul Victoria for cheaper clothes.
You can also try the malls of Bucharest: City Mall, Plaza Romania or Bucharest Mall. They all have websites.
All over the city: Handycrafts
Folk crafts, such as embroidered clothing and linen, painted or beaded eggs, carpets, pottery, woodcarvings and icons, make great gifts and souvenirs. You can find great embroidery on cotton, wool and leather. Look for blouses, skirts, exotic coats, rugs, tablecloths and lacework. Icons, new and old, painted on glass or wood are outstanding. A good selection can be found at the Romanian Peasant Museum, the Village Museum and most department stores.
The pictures here show some of the things I have in my private collection.
What to buy: embroided clothing and linen, woodcarvings, pottery, tablecloths, glass icons
Hanul cu Tei and Craii de Curtea Veche: If you like antiques...
There are several places in the city from where you can buy antiques. My favorite one, though, is
Hanul cu Tei, on Lipscani Street no 63. It is open Mon to Fri from 10:00am to 6:00pm, Sat from 10:00am to 3:30pm. The store is closed on Sunday.
Another good antiques store is also close by: Craii de Curtea Veche, on Covaci Street no 14.
They are open the same days and hours as Hanul cu Tei
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