As the headquarters to the European Union and NATO, this metropolis is often referred to as The Capital of Europe. While certainly international, it offers more than governmental buildings to uphold this well earned title. It is the ultimate European city with a mosaic of languages and cultures paving a way for a vibrant restaurant and nightlife scene.
But what about fashion?
From the most famous brand names to the smallest grocery shops, Brussels is a real invitation to browse along the many neighborhoods, often very different from each other.
If you are looking for the ultimate luxury shopping indulgence, you can’t go beyond Boulevard de Waterloo. Whether you’re in the market for a monogrammed Louis Vuitton bag or perhaps one of Burberry’s trench coat,the entire avenue is chock a block with luxury flagship stores,from Gucci to Prada, from Chanel to Dior.
Besides these single brand stores, there are amazing concept stores such as Kure, which no longer has an e-shop since it believes a great shopping experience can only be met in their brick-and-mortar store. Another imperdible concept store is Smets, where a shopaholic can find the latest Alexander McQueen,Balenciaga,Jil Sander ,Off-white - just to name a few- models.
Crossword a must in Brussels. It is a prestigious boutique which mix tradition and imagination and contributed to develop clothes manufacturing history of Brussels.
A focal point for fashion and design in Brussels downtown is Rue Antoine Dansaert. This main street and its side streets feature Belgium’s young and most emerging talents.
The progenitor of the street’s cachet is Stijl, a boutique where “creativity” is the key and is possible to see it in clothes designed by brands such as Ann Demeulemeester, Dries Van Noten and Rick Owens, just to name a few.