If there’s one thing Košice isn’t short of, it is shops. Stores line the streets like crazed kids ready for one game of Bulldog to end all, staring at their opposite numbers with intensity and focus. It can be an intense experience for the shopper, but your old buddy In Your Pocket is here to make it all a little easier. If you’re after some quality garments, get yourself to these spots.
The Košice branch of the nationwide ÚĽUV franchise does what you expect it to, that being offering handmade traditional souvenirs backed by credibility and authenticity. If you’re after some wooden anything, Mäsiarska 52 is the address you need to find.
Košice has a number of merchandise shops dotted around, but we’re more than happy to drape the gold medal around the collective neck of KERE. The shop has created some Košice-centric shirts that eschew the usual predictable souvenir fare in favour of original designs that evoke the vibrancy of this magnificent town. Košice represent, indeed.
We’re simple folks here at In Your Pocket — see bookstore, check out bookstore, buy books. See, not difficult? So when we first made eye contact with Artforum, we knew that those butterflies were going to come. Walls lined with books and a bike hanging from the ceiling, Artforum is our sort of place.
Slavianka is located on Alžbeta street, a beautiful street that juts directly off from St Elizabeth Cathedral, and the beauty doesn’t end with the views. The shop is full of handmade traditional Slavic dresses, elegant numbers that stay true to the trends of history. There is also a darling cafe here, if you need a caffeine fix to help you decide which dress to take home.