Have you ever stumbled across an antiques shop selling both antique objects and handmade objects? If you haven’t, then the next time you are in Bucharest, the capital of Romania, you should definitely make sure you visit the one on Strada Doamnei 11. You can not only find presents for the loved ones back home, but you can also have fun while looking through the thousands of objects and find a unique souvenir from the Eastern European country.
Why antiques shop in Romania?
As you probably know by now, antique shops are shops that specialize in selling vintage objects. These objects are usually interesting to say the least. You can learn a lot of new things about a location based on the objects that make up its history and Romania is no different. The objects that you can find here can help you learn more about the culture of Romania, its history and many more.
The shop located on Strada Doamnei 11 is not only an antique shop, it is also a handmade one. Handmade objects are highly sought after as souvenirs and gifts for friends and family so by going to this shop in the Old City part of Bucharest, the capital of Romania, you can hit two rabbits with one bullet! There are dozens of sellers at this market offering all kind of products: old army medals, vinyl discs, Rolex replica watches, jewelry , vintage photo cameras …etc. You can choose from the thousands of antique and handmade objects the perfect gift for your loved ones.
The Old City
The shop this article focuses on is located in one of the most beautiful locations in Bucharest, the Old City. You will probably say that all cities have an Old Town part where most of the remnants of the old city can still be found, where the buildings are hundreds of years old and where you can learn so many things about the history. What makes the Old City location in Bucharest exceptional is that it is a special blend of old buildings and modern ones. Most of the businesses here take advantage of the historical location to present themselves in a unique fashion and the antiques and handmade shops on Strada Doamnei 11 is no different.
Finding this antiques shops in the Old City of Bucharest is not very difficult. All you have to do is look for the special building where it is located. The building is greyish in color and Gothic looking and the door is huge and black. On the upper part of the door you will see a big sign that says “Antiques & Handmade” and voila, you found it!
The second you will step into the Old City to look for this shops you will see the contrast between the new terraces and bars and the old buildings and streets. This small antiques and handmade shops fits perfectly here and if you had a long day of shopping, before or after going to visit this small shop, you can always stop and have a drink in one of the terraces you will find on the way.
Advantages of antiques shop
You are probably wondering, why go to an antiques shop in Romania after all? If you were looking for gifts for your loved ones, why buy something old and probably dusty that will break in time?
First of all, a handmade object is unique and will stand out among the other gadgets or keychains you will probably purchase from Romania. At the same time, a handmade object can have a sentimental value. Imagine purchasing a specific candle holder that once belonged to a church. You can’t find that anywhere else other than in Romania and this will always remind you of that.
What about old jewelry from Romania? It most definitely won’t match what Tiffany’s has in store, but you will definitely stand out amongst your friends for wearing that. At the same time, considering the exchange rate and depending on your country of origin, all the handmade and antique objects you will find here are probably very cheap compared to new things you can buy from other regular shops. Why spend a fortune on an object your friends probably already have like a keychain or a bracelet when you can get them something unique that will always remind them of Romania?
Last but not the least, you can always purchase unique objects here and resell them in your country, especially if you also have an antique shop. Nothing matches candle holders and jewelry from a country like Romania, trust us. You can buy them cheap here and resell them and at the same time, show others what the Romanian culture is all about. It’s a win-win situation for everybody!
So, in conclusion, the antiques shop on Strada Doamnei 11 should definitely be on your list of places to buy souvenirs from the next time you visit Romania. Do you want to be unique and impress your friends and family? Then come down here and choose a unique gift for them, they have everything you need and more!
Hi there this may be a long shot but could you possibly help get a telephone contact or email for one of the dealers in this antique market. The reason being I visited there earlier this month for a family wedding and saw a painting we liked , but we flew home not being able to think what to do about it as it was large and there were no English speakers. We came away without a means of contact, so your post was a way forward posssibly. Do you have any suggestions at all. Thanks very much, Alan
Hi Alan, as far as I know, sellers from this market don’t have online stores.
Can you remember what it looked like? We’ve recently moved to Bucharest from Berlin and want to go to this market – happy to take a look for you and get you a price and post costs, etc?
Hi Paul Thanks for reply we had almost given up hope of seeing it again Painter was Gieger Hungarian of a woman reclining on a sofa with a parrot.
Hello Alan, I have an Oath of Allegiance Scroll complete with silver shilling and Queen Elizabeth’s signature on it. Where would I sell such an item in Bucharest?
Hi Michael, try at hqz.ro
As far as I know they buy these kind of things.