Shopping

Market in Antwerp

Vrijdag Markt

Operating since the 16th century, this is the city’s oldest ‘antique’ flea market, selling everything by auction (in fast Dutch). Brocante (bric-a-brac) traders have taken over Kloosterstraat and Oever (south of St-…
Fashion & Accessories in Antwerp

Rosier 41

Some extraordinary bargains can be found here at one of the best of Antwerp's designer consignment shops. There's a focus on the Belgians, naturally, with a particularly large selection of Dries van Noten, though th…
Books in Antwerp

Erik Tonen

Eric Tonen is an eminent member of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers although some beautiful new design books join his fabulous collection of first editions and rarities at this always busy shop. T…
Vintage in Antwerp

Viar

Verlaine's loft-like place has been a Kloosterstraat fixture for over a decade and her dramatic displays of furniture and objects, many of them one-offs, as well as a stunning collection of rare vintage designer fas…
Art in Antwerp

Art Partout

At this small gallery specialising in multiples, i.e. prints, you can see and acquire the work of Antwerp's own Luc Tuymans and Panamarenko. It also has a good selection of catalogues and limited-edition artists' bo…
Jewellery in Antwerp

Diamondland

You can see similar polishers at work along with a much more cursory (but free) diamond introduction at this place which is essentially a friendly, zero-pressure lure to get visitors into a diamond salesroom.
Fashion & Accessories in Antwerp

Het Modepaleis

Dries Van Noten's beautiful Antwerp flagship store is located in a distinctive, 19th-century, domed triangular building in the heart of St Andries. It's worth a pilgrimage even if you're just window shopping.
Fashion & Accessories in Antwerp

Huis Boon

In striking contrast to all the contemporary boutiques nearby, Boon is a traditional old-world glove shop established in 1884. Come and get hand fitted or just gawp at the exquisite interior.
Fashion & Accessories in Antwerp

Verso

In an old bank building with a gorgeous stained-glass cupola, Verso offers designer wares, perfume and accessories. Attached is a dark and moody cocktail café.
Fashion & Accessories in Antwerp

Hospital

This stylishly rebuilt 7m-tall former stable also displays vintage cars, motorbikes and has an enticing wine bar/restaurant (The Glorious).