il Bacio di Stile luxury department store, Budapest – Hungary

September 24th, 2013 by retail design blog

Giorgio Armani, Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent, Lanvin, Valentino and Oscar de la Renta – only a few of the more than forty high-end brands whose latest clothing and accessory collections are now available in Budapest, Hungary. Brand new luxury department store il Bacio di Stile opened its doors on 9 September in a fully restored and modernized World Heritage-listed building at 19 Andrássy Avenue, in one of Budapest’s most prestigious locations. The store occupies nearly 5,000 square meters over five storeys and carries forty-three world-class fashion labels, most of which are available in Hungary for the first time.

The lower ground of the department store is home to sportswear and denim collections, including adidas Y-3, Porsche Design Sport, and Jacob Cohen. Womenswear collections are displayed on the ground floor and the first two floors, offering the latest creations of Bottega Veneta, Giorgio Armani, Saint Laurent, Céline, Chloé, Donna Karan, Oscar de la Renta, Tom Ford, Valentino, Michael Kors, Lanvin and many other fashion houses. The third floor is entirely dedicated to men’s clothing and accessories, with Brioni, Pal Zileri, Sergio Rossi, Giorgio Armani, and Larusmiani among the featured labels. The department store also boasts a luxury nail spa, a fine dining restaurant and a chic rooftop bar, which are set to open later this year.

Blending the delicate ornaments of the 19th century Neo-Renaissance palace with state-of-the art interior features, the multi-brand store evokes an elegant atmosphere with a private-home feel. Head of Marketing & Communications, Gábor Küttel, explains: “The uniqueness of il Bacio di Stile not only lies in its wide selection of top designer brands, but also in its relaxed and refined ambience. Our aim was to create a modern environment, while preserving the rich heritage of the building as much as possible.” The exclusive atmosphere is enhanced by the department store’s own contemporary art collection, the pieces of which are showcased throughout the building.

Il Bacio di Stile’s official grand opening reception was held on 4 September with some of the most prominent names in national and international business and fashion circles, including Leonardo Ferragamo. The more than 500 guests were also the first to have a look at il Bacio di Stile’s debut window displays, which have been inspired by the department store’s namesake symbol, the kiss. The spectacular yet highly sophisticated windows have been designed by the visual merchandising experts of leading retail design consultancy Millington Associates, mostly known for their innovative 3D installations prepared for high-profile clients such as Harrods, Burberry and Ralph Lauren.

For more information visit the official il Bacio di Stile website:

About il Bacio di Stile:
Hungarian multi-brand store il Bacio di Stile offers the latest clothing and accessory collections of more than forty luxury fashion brands, a unique fine dining and leisure venue, and first-class professional services. Located on an exquisite World Heritage-listed site, the seven-storey, 5,000-square-meter multi-brand store provides an exclusive shopping experience to all of its customers. For more information, please visit

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One thought on “il Bacio di Stile luxury department store, Budapest – Hungary

  1. Claudia says:

    Looks amazing! Do you happen to know who is responsible for the design?

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