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Swedish one-time haute denim label that has become an international high-fashion phenomenon thanks to its adventurous fabrics and prints, clever draping and cult jackets.
Hand-made shoes and bags for men and women, produced in Belgium with fine leathers, including vegetally tanned and exotic leathers.
Arranged over two bone-white floors of a sweeping 19th century townhouse, Ann Demeulemeester's collections present exquisitely cut, high-fashion bohemianism in a largely monochrome palette for men and women.
Hand-worked and made-to-measure womenswear that transcends seasonal trends. With her work designer Anna Heylen emphasises the importance of timeless dressmaking values.
The largest Armani shop in Europe. Timeless fashion from fashion designer Giorgio Armani. In addition to the extensive clothing collection you'll find accessories, perfumes, glasses, watches, ...
A carefully chosen collection of glamorous and feminine pieces from smaller and cult labels from around the world.
UK fahion house famed for its classic trench coats and house check.
BY MALENE BIRGER
Danish brand cherished for its sophisticated and inventive womenswear.
High quality, intelligently priced, modern made-to-measure suits from the younger generation of a renowned family of gentlemen's outfitters.
One of Antwerp's longest established boutiques, featuring garments for men and women from British labels Vivienne Westwood and Richmond, as well as Dsquared2, jeans from True Religion and accessories from Frank Chaydez.
Since the mid-eighties Coccodrillo has acted as a launch pad for fresh talent; today the stock is a personal selection of pieces from major houses, fresh talents and avant-garde labels.
CORNERS BY BLOK
Luxury fashion boutique carrying a large range of pieces from the Escada collections, as well a selection from top German brands.
Cult beauty and makeup brands including By Terry, Dermalogica, Diptyque, Dr Sebagh, Ren and Rodiale.
Glamorous, festive clothing for the international jet set. Brands include Versace, Victoria Beckham, Hervé Leger, David Koma, Brigitte Bardot, Mocler and Ralph Lauren.
At over 180 years old, Delvaux is thought to be the world's oldest luxury goods company and still manufactures its top-of-the-range leather goods in Belgium. Recent years have seen a spate of collaborations with Antwerp designers, including Veronique Branquinho and Bruno Pieters.
DIANE VON FURSTENBERG
The New York designer of Belgian origin has a special place in Antwerpers' hearts thanks to her instrumental role in the creation of the Red Star Line Museum. What better way to thank her than by acquiring one of her colourful and empowering dresses?
DRIES VAN NOTEN, HET MODEPALEIS
Housed in a belle époque department store building, Van Noten's Antwerp flagship is a step back in time to a more elegant era of wood-panelled dressing rooms, impeccable service and enticing displays showcasing the designer's luscious richly patterned fabrics.
Arranged over a suite of beautifully proportioned rooms on the first floor of a 19th century building, Dirk Van Saene's boutique showcases his own collection alongside that of Walter Van Beirendonck, Veronique Branquinho and Sophie d'Hoore, arranged on displays created by Dutch designer Maarten Baas.
A complete wardrobe for women, from designer jeans and soft leather jackets to eveningwear and accessories, selected from brands including Cacharel, Filles à Papa, IRO and MIH Jeans.
Glamorous womenswear from top international brands including Blumarine, Matthew Williamson, Roberto Cavalli, Moschino and Versace.
There's a cutting edge restaurant in the basement and the owners' apartment on the top floors; sandwiched in between you'll find sought-after offerings from labels including Isabel Marant, Marni and A Friend from A.F. Vandevorst, contemporary Nymphenburg porcelain, artisan craft pieces and artworks all arranged in an elegant home-like setting.
Top end luxury from the Italian fashion and leather goods brand.
Handmade handbags and high fashion from this venerable French house with an equestrian heritage.
Soaring lifestyle store in Antwerp's south full clothes for dressing-down as well as dressing-up. Labels include Joseph, McQueen, 7 for all mankind, Paul & Jo Sister and Ralph Lauren.
One of Antwerp's first high fashion stores; back in the day Houben introduced the city to the Japanese avant-garde labels. Today the selection mixes Comme des Garçons with Raf Simons, Christopher Kane, Alaïa and Celine. Their selection of handbags is redoubtable.
Traditional leather glove shop complete with 19th century display cabinets and a full artisan-produced range. In recent years they have supplied gloves for the collections of major fashion houses.
Shoes, handbags, leather goods, sunglasses from the jet set's favourite purveyor of spindly heeled sex-appeal.
Combined studio and shop showcasing the fresh and youthful work of this emerging designer. Verstraeten also creates wedding dresses.
With this exclusive shop Lancel shows once again what real Paris chic stands for: expertise, creativity and freedom.
Antwerp-based menswear label designed by Bart Vandebosche and Tom Notte that references historical archetypes of men's style, often with a subversively formal twist.
The original Antwerp fashion boutique, Louis still stocks pieces from a selection of cutting edge designers, including Ann Demeulemeester, Maison Martin Margiela alongside influential high fashion labels such as Balenciaga, Dior, Saint Laurent and Rick Owens.
French luxury goods house famous for its patterned canvas luggage and handbags, now under the creative direction of Marc Jacobs.
MAUREEN DE CLERCQ
A range of elegant, wearable clothes with an edge designed for busy modern women created by one of the tutors from the fashion department of the Academy. Fitting adjustments are included in the sales price.
This exclusive menswear store collaborates with the absolute top in high-end brands (Tom Ford, Brioni, Caruso, ...) and provides the most refined and limited fabrics in the world.
Clothing and homewares from the Italian luxury goods house known for its brightly coloured zig zag patterns and fine knitwear.
Classic British elegance with a flash of humour and an eye on contemporary style.
Flagship store of the Italian brand. Here you find Italian fashion with a sexy look and great accassories.
Fashion-focussed department store that first opened its doors in 1953, and stocks clothing and accessories for women and children. Classic style, eveningwear and bridal garments from brands including See by Chloé, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Jenny Packham, Alberta Ferreti and Coast.
The younger sibling of Princess stocks more on-trend brands and high-end streetwear for men and women, including Moncler, Citizens of Humanity, Hartford and Marc Jacobs shoes.
Open to all, but by appointment only, the Antwerp headquarters of Paris's high concept fashion store sells cutting edge and exclusive garments from the world's most exciting young designers, including many recently graduated from Antwerp. Labels include Gareth Pugh, Simone Rocha, Shaun Samson, Juun J, Daniel Ravn, Andrea Cammarosano and Lena Lumelsky.
Renaissance offers fashion-forward clothing and accessories for men and women, including Helmut Lang, Jil Sander and Alexander Wang, and stocks a smattering of labels from former Antwerp students, including Peter Pilotto, Dior Homme, Raf by Raf Simons and Goldenchix.
Having studied both at the Antwerp Academy and the Royal College of Art in London, Salima Thakker's work is fine jewellery at its most creative. Inspired by the near and far East, and complex geometries such as labyrinths and twisting grids, she presents themed collections of pieces with precious and semi-precious stones and also accepts commissions for bespoke work.
In a white walled, light-infused former garage space, Seven Rooms presents an unhurried selection of garments from some of the world's most talked about labels, including J.W. Anderson, Comme des Garçons, EK Thongprasert and Prabal Gurung. A very conceptual concept store, Seven Rooms even has fictious hosts - a Mr and Mrs Fox - who present customer events, and the space also offers high end design pieces for the home and spaces to relax and hang out.
Comprehensively stocked stand-alone store from this innovative Japanese makeup and cosmetic brand, known for its richly pigmented products, designer collaborations and extraordinary false eyelashes.
Behind a discreet facade hides Antwerp's highest end multi brand store; the only boutique in the city to stock Chanel, SN3 also offers Saint-Laurent, Chirstian Dior, Prada and Louboutin.
Housed in a stunning, vast 16th century mansion building, Verso is possibly Antwerp's most glamorous shopping location, and a prime fashion destination for glossy, exclusive style from brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Bottega Veneta, Givenchy, Valentino and Marc Jacobs. Verso stocks a very fine selection of shoes and accessories (Coccodrillo for Verso).
Top end designer vintage clothing and furniture from the 1940s through to the 1980s.
WOUTERS & HENDRIX
Jewellery characterised by a lightness of touch, and unexpected juxtapositions of materials and motifs. While fine filigree work and classic emblems such as flowers and medallions recur in their designs, they are treated with a contemporary irreverence and freshness. Since 2007 Wouters & Hendrix have also designed a comparatively classic collectin in gold.
Restrained, high-fashion elegance from this boutique of many years standing. Brands include Issey Miyake and John Smedley.
The perfect playground for grown up, design-literate urban hipsters, your carries an enormous range of lifestyle brands, fashion and homewares in a warehoue-like space spread over two floors in Antwerp's south. Labels range from Acne to Yamamoto with just about everyone name checked in between - you'll come to buy your clothes for a party, and end up leaving with a gift for your hosts and something to lounge around in on the morning after too.