Shop Love: Makadam Concept Store

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Makadam, Belgrade, shop, vintage, home decor, Belgrade travel tips

Makadam, store, vintage, home decor, Belgrade, Belgrade travel tips,

Makadam, store, vintage, home decor, Belgrade, Belgrade travel tips,

In June I had the opportunity to discover the Serbian capital Belgrade. I was out and about looking for interesting design spots, nice cafés and restaurants, cool design hotels and great shops. One of those is Makadam, a concept store in Belgrade’s old town. Makadam literally translates to cobbled street and that’s exactly where you will find the shop: It is located at one of Belgrade’s old cobbled streets with a lingering charm from past centuries. Milena Radenkovic, the founder of Makadam, travels across Serbia to gather unique and refined objects in Serbian villages and towns, in artisans’ workshops and artists’ studios. Hence both, the location and the store have something beautiful in common – the charm of old Serbia.

Makadam, store, vintage, home decor, Belgrade, Belgrade travel tips,

Makadam, shop, Belgrade, Belgrade travel tip, home decor, vintage, bohemian

Makadam, store, vintage, home decor, Belgrade, Belgrade travel tips,

Makadam, store, vintage, home decor, Belgrade, Belgrade travel tips,

Makadam blends the new and the old. Traditional vintage objects from Serbia mix with new Serbian designs that are inspired by the country’s tradition.  Thus, Milena manages to purvey a beautiful and distinctive Serbian bohemian atmosphere to her customers. But Makadam is way more than just an inspiring shop. It is also a café-bistro with little tables and chairs lined up the cobbled street under centennial lime trees that infuse the air with their sweet smell on summer days.

Makadam, store, vintage, home decor, Belgrade, Belgrade travel tips,

Makadam, store, vintage, home decor, Belgrade, Belgrade travel tips,

Makadam, store, vintage, home decor, Belgrade, Belgrade travel tips,

The Makadam concept store is a treasure trove. You will find unique vintage items and I strongly recommend passing by when in Belgrade. Score some beautiful kilim rugs or cushion covers made of vintage kilims from the Serbian town of Pirot. Also, look for divine vintage jewelry, traditional Serbian pottery and new brands like Folkk. Another fab score: Handmade scented candles from Belgrade made of 100% natural ingredients.

Makadam, store, vintage, home decor, Belgrade, Belgrade travel tips,

Makadam, store, vintage, home decor, Belgrade, Belgrade travel tips,

Makadam, shop, Belgrade, Belgrade travel tip, home decor, vintage, bohemian

After your shopping spree take your time and have a seat outside. Order a proper ‘domaca kafa’ (traditional coffee, the same like Turkish mocca) served with a piece of Turkish delight and take a deep breath of lime blossom infused air. Your Serbian experience will be complete right there and then.

Photography / iPhone photography by Igor Josifovic

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  • Reply Lunch & Latte September 27, 2016 at 16:38

    This shop, Igor … sigh! Is it for real?

    • Reply Igor September 27, 2016 at 16:43

      I know, right?! I was so looking forward to visiting it and yes I shopped there too – I bought a kilim cushion cover, a scented candle, one of the traditional ceramics bowls plus a few gifts for friends. Definitely need to go back there next time I am in Belgrade!

  • Reply kie October 6, 2016 at 08:07

    nice post i like to picture

  • Reply elena +deco October 6, 2016 at 21:47

    I love the cushions!

  • Reply Sienna September 13, 2017 at 12:18

    Some of these pieces are absolutely beautiful, I’m totally in love with the gorgeous cushions, wish I could get my hands on them, they would really help to add some colour and warm up my home! Great post as always, thank you for sharing.

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