Our favorite stores for a shopping day in Antwerp

Our favorite stores for a shopping day in Antwerp
Our favorite stores for a shopping day in Antwerp

Shopping city par excellence, fashionable and cool Antwerp invites you to spend a day of window shopping… And more if you like. But where to shop? Let yourself be guided by our subjective guide to shops that we think are definitely worth a detour.

Between fashion addresses, vintage gems and other brands dedicated to responsible purchasing and upcycling, a short guide to our favorite shopping addresses in Antwerp.

Obligatory passage via rue du Cloître

If you only make one shopping stop in Antwerp, let it be this picturesque street full of as many tempting shop windows as possible.

With brands such as Won Hundred, 7d and Aspesi, M/S Store focuses on men’s fashion in a luxurious interior (hello Wabbes lamps and superb herringbone parquet flooring) with service to match the setting. Perfect for making men who are hesitant love shopping.

Kloosterstraat 56, manstoreantwerp.com

After a series of ceramic, painting and glassware pop-ups, the Meeusen sisters are settling permanently into their Gabianor “seagull” in Provençal, a nice place to shop for decorations that are not found everywhere.

Kloosterstraat 19, @gabian.crafts

Look no further than Rewind, Play and Forward: the three stores have merged to form the concept store Studio Play on Combs Street. On Kloosterstraat, Studio Play & friends, their satellite store, offers baby and children’s clothing from Bobo Choses, Bonmot, We are Kids, Main Story and co.

Kloosterstraat 80 & Kammenstraat 72, studioplay.be

And as long as you go shopping with your kids, The Box is a pop-up where young shoots can already try things out. The project was extended due to its success: young labels can be discovered until the end of 2027.

Kloosterstraat 177

Big brands

Who says fashion city, also says place of choice for international brands looking to establish themselves in Belgium. The proof in two.

Could the brand’s creative director, Glenn Martens (formerly Antwerp Academy), have anything to do with this establishment? After a long absence, Diesel has a new flagship in the town of Brabo.

Schuttershofstraat 5, be.diesel.com

The American lifestyle label Rails (of which Leonardo DiCaprio, Jessica Alba and Taylor Swift are fans) brings some welcome California sunshine to town.

Huidevettersstraat 4, rails.com

Treasure hunt

Vintage with the Antwerp “a”.

Retro treasure hunters can now find their Gucci and Prada gems in the online store’s physical store Avalon. It is also possible to sell your own treasure or borrow one for a special occasion.

Avalon, Frankrijklei 144, avalon-antwerp.be

Are you looking for an archive piece or do you want to get rid of your Tabis? Belgian designers such as Margiela and the five others from Antwerp have a place of honor at Fabric.

Mechelsesteenweg 78, stofstore.com

Responsible purchasing

Shopping, yes, but while respecting the planet, by choosing upcycling, for example, in one of these committed addresses.

At studio re.uniqlo, you can have Uniqlo items repaired, remodeled or personalized. For upcycling, they collaborate with Japanese clothing manufacturer Studio Masachuka.

Meir 67/69, uniqlo.com

Rekub transforms misshapen fruits and vegetables into beautiful chocolates, cakes and other tarts. Their new studio, located in Te Boelaerpark, includes a shop and workshops to make your own zero waste treats.

Van Hersteenstraat 25, rekub.be

Kringwinkel has chosen the center of Oud-Berchem for its twelfth Antwerp branch, where you can find old vinyl records, beer glasses and second-hand bicycles.

Statiestraat 121, kringwinkel.be

Music, maestro!

The cool kids from Antwerp have spoken, and they are saying it loud and clear: from vinyl to CD, we listen to music on a physical medium rather than streaming.

From bargains to collectibles, Bart Van de Bosch buys and sells vintage vinyl as well as new records or CDs to discover in the cozy listening corner of Bart Vinyl.

Paardenmarkt 18.

After more than a hundred years of existence, the legendary British temple of music HMV (or as it was called in 1921: His Master’s Voice) finally has a point of sale in Antwerp, which suddenly boasts an additional 300 m² of pop culture.

Wijnegem shopping center, hmv.com

Read also: From brunch to a restaurant to an aperitif, our favorite gourmet addresses in Antwerp

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