When we took a trip to Antwerp a couple of weeks ago it felt like shopping heaven! The hometown of Dries van Noten and Martin Margiela not only hosts the famous ModeMuseum but also has a quite unique selection of small boutiques, avantgarde designer stores and vintage shops. Curious;-)?
We got all excited when we saw the big sale signs in the windows of Dries’ first ever store “Het Modepaleis” especially because the S/S summer collection was such a hit. No need for excitement though: all the cool stuff was sold out! Anyways, it’s a beautiful and inspiring store. Not the kind of tensed and icy atmosphere that most flagshipstores have.
In desperate need of coffee & brioches we went to Le Pain Quotidien for a quick stopover (not so quick as it turned out…). They have the best granola parfait in the world! Plus we spotted some verrry well-dressed Belgian guys in there…(sorry, no pics!)
Trying on things inside A.P.C.
We both fell in love with this brandnew dress from the Isabel Marant Étoile A/W collection at the “Step by Step”-boutique. It’s made of a super-cozy, sheep-like material and makes a perfect fall outfit with leggings & flat boots. Too bad it was 30 degrees outside!
Hottest jewelry label in town? Definitely Wouters & Hendrix!!! Cute store, great service and the best (as best of affordable) ring designs. Check out their website!
Final destination: The chic Verso Café. After three hours inside the fabulous All Saints-store and further stops at Coccodrillo (for shoe lovers!), Urban Outfitters and Zadig&Voltaire we decided that shopping paradise is too much to fit into one post – stay tuned for the ultimate Antwerp-shopping guide!
lucky you to be in Antwerp…i hope to travel there someday. it looks like you had a great time…you went to all of the places i would have gone to!