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.
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-…
Many a Sunday in Antwerp is spent trawling through the brocante Rommelmarkt, near the river.
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.
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.
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.
This stylishly rebuilt 7m-tall former stable also displays vintage cars, motorbikes and has an enticing wine bar/restaurant (The Glorious).
Rambling collection of 1970s and 1980s vintage fashion, some customised.