These 7 Belgian cities are ideal for shopaholics
Shopping in Belgium
Do you like shopping in Belgium but have had it with your trusted chain stores? Do you ever want to visit a different city that is bustling with fun stores? Then let this list be an inspiration for your next shopping trip!
Antwerp is the place for me to go all out when I feel like buying new stuff. There are 100s of beautiful stores to be found. My advice? Be sure to walk around the famous Meir, but then continue to Nationalestraat. This is where my favorite stores are located. Think boutiques, more exclusive stores, but also second-hand stores. Extra: you will also find the Fashion Museum there! You get there by walking to the end of the Meir until the Groenplaats and then turn left around the corner at the Karel-De-Grote-Hogeschool. Have fun!
In Brussels, there is something for everyone. For me, it’s mainly the cute vintage stores that attract me to Brussels as a shopping city. Think Twice on the Old Grain Market is especially recommended. Of course you must have been along Rue Neuve when shopping in Brussels, but be sure to keep in mind that there are also tremendously nice second-hand stores to be found there. And why pay more when you can buy something nice for a bargain?
en it has numerous large chain stores such as H&M and Zara, but I love shopping there for one of my favorite stores: & Other Stories. Massimo Dutti and Bershka can also be found there. You can even find these stores all on the same street, namely Veldstraat in Ghent. Definitely the place for shopaholics!
Maybe not the most obvious city to go shopping, you think? Think again! Kortrijk has added a cozy shopping center since a few years: K in Kortrijk. You’ll find it in the middle of the city center. Of course, outside the mall you have plenty of stores to entertain yourself. A day of (shopping) fun guaranteed!
Mechelen is the city where I have gone shopping since I was a child. A few years ago they made renewals in the city and you can tell by the atmosphere. How rundown and monotonous the shopping streets used to be, they are now so cozy and innovative. Mechelen has rekindled my desire to go shopping. Numerous new cute boutiques have been added and some of the 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 Onze-Lieve-Vrouwestraat and the whole Bruul in Mechelen.
Whenever I go shopping in Lier, I always stop by the Modemakers. You’ll find a huge selection of clothing and accessories for truly everyone. Furthermore, Antwerpsestraat is my favorite shopping street. You’ll find Gallerys, Atmosfaere and Yves Rocher. It’s definitely worth a visit to the stores in Lier!
Knokke is best known for its classy business. Of course, you have plenty of brands, boutiques and exclusive clothing stores to choose from in Knokke. But fair? You’ll also find cheaper stores, such as H&M, Esprit and Twice as Nice. These can be found on Lippenslaan. Of course it is nice to walk along the more expensive boutiques, you can find them a bit everywhere but especially the Kustlaan is known for its more expensive stores. Think Essentiel, Philipp Plein, Delvaux, Hermès, Scapa, etc. So Knokke is definitely more versatile than you think!
I hope you now know exactly where your next shopping trip with your girlfriends will go. Be sure to let me know how it was and additions to this list are also very welcome. And now shopping!
shopping in Belgium
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