Do you like shopping but have you had a time with your trusted chain stores? Do you ever want to visit another city that is bustling with nice shops? Then let this list be an inspiration for your next shopping trip!
Shopping in Belgium
Antwerp is the place for me to let go when I feel like buying new stuff. There are 100 and beautiful shops to be found. My advice? Be sure to walk around on the famous Meir,but then continue to the Nationalestraat. Here are my favorite shops. Think of boutiques, more exclusive shops, but also second-hand shops. Extra: you will also find the Fashion Museum! You get there by walking the Meir to the end to the Groenplaats and then to the Karel-De-Grote-hogeschool on the left to go around the corner. Have fun! A nice place to stay while shopping is the premier suites.
In Brussels there is something for everyone. For me, it is mainly the nice vintage shops that attract me to Brussels as a shopping city. Think Twice in the Old Grain Market is especially recommended. Of course you should also have been along the Nieuwstraat when you go shopping in Brussels, but be sure to keep in mind that there are also very nice second-hand shops to be found. And why pay more when you can buy something nice for a prick?
Ghent has numerous major chain stores such as H&M and Zara,but I like to shop there for one of my favorite stores: & Other Stories. Massimo Dutti and Bershka are also there. These shops can even be found on the same street, namely the Veldstraat in Ghent. Definitely the place to be for shopaholics!
Maybe not the most obvious city to go shopping, do you think? Think again! Kortrijk has had a cosy shopping centre for a number of years: K in Kortrijk. You’ll find it right in the middle of the city centre. Of course, you also have enough shops outside the mall to keep you entertained. A day of (shopping) fun assured!
Mechelen is the city I’ve been shopping for since I was a kid. A few years ago they made innovations in the city and you can see that in the atmosphere that hangs there. How deregged and monotonous the shopping streets used to be, so cosy and innovative they are now. Mechelen has sparked my desire to go shopping again. There are plenty of new nice boutiques and a number of larger chains such as H&M have also been renewed and/or expanded. Mechelen has become a pleasant city for shopping. My recommendations in Mechelen? Lily in the Our Lady’s Street and the entire Bruul in Mechelen.
When I go shopping in Lier, I always stop at the Fashion Makers. You will find a huge range of clothing and accessories for everyone. Furthermore, the Antwerp street is my favourite shopping street. You will find Gallerys, Atmosfaere and Yves Rocher. It is certainly worth sniffing in the shops of Lier!
Knokke is best known for his class business. Of course you have plenty of choice of brands, boutiques and exclusive clothing stores in Knokke. But honestly? You’ll also find cheaper shops such as H&M, Esprit and Twice as Nice. These can be found on the Lips beat. Of course it is sometimes nice to walk past the more expensive boutiques, these are actually a bit spread out everywhere but especially the Kustlaan is known for its more expensive shops. Think essentiel, Philipp Plein, Delvaux, Hermès, Scapa, etc. So knokke is definitely more versatile than you think!
I hope you know exactly where your next shopping trip with your girlfriends is going. Let me know for sure what it was like and additions to this list are also very welcome. And now you can shop!