No vacation is complete without hoards of shopping bags in your hand. Shopping is pleasure in Antwerp as it showcases high quality fashion goods as well as street markets to pick up some authentic Antwerpen made crafts. Diamonds being the highlight of Antwerp’s tourist attractions, Diamond District or Diamondland are some places where one can buy original diamond jewellery.
Meir is one of the famous shopping streets in Antwerp and many tourists visit this place for a pleasant shopping experience. This area has been kept free from traffic so as to make shopping comfortable for visitors. The street extends itself from Our Lady’s Cathedral to Central Station, along the way displaying a number of shops and markets.
Address: 2000 Antwerpen, Vlaanderen, Belgium
Along this Jewish quarter is based the famous Diamond District of Antwerp. Freak on diamond shopping as the street is lined with one shop after another, each displaying and selling this unique gem.
Address: 2018 Antwerpen, Vlaanderen, Belgium
A large superstore comprising of every article ranging from electronic items to books, cameras, computer’s and home theatre systems. The store is jam-packed during the weekend as it hosts of activities like concerts, book readings among others.
Address: Groenplaats, Grand Bazar Shopping Centre, Antwerp, Belgium
Tel.: +32 3 2312 056
For those people who like to dress outrageously, then Naughty1 is the place to be as it offers the weirdest yet happening fashionable clothes like sequined dresses, leather coats and other party wear.
Address: Kammenstraat 65-67, Antwerp, Belgium
Tel.: +32 3 2133 590
This mega mall is located suitably across the Central Station. What makes this place special is that it was Antwerp’s first indoor shopping mall. Inside the mall, small boutiques and shops are lined up, selling various shopping gear, like shoes, clothes, sportswear and jewellery. The mall is accentuated with various food centres where one can stop over for drink or two.
Address: de Keyserlei 58-60, 2018 Antwerp, Belgium
Located in the Diamond District of Antwerp, this is supposed to be the best place for shopping genuine diamond jewellery. The range they offer is extensive, from wedding rings, necklaces, earrings and loose diamond pieces.
Address: Appelmansstraat 33A, 2018 Antwerp, Belgium
Tel.: +32 3 229 29 90
Fax: +32 3 229 29 99
Not far from Meir, a boutique owned by it’s designer Anna Heylen, presents clothing apparels decorated with lace and jewel embellishments. The shop offer’s silhouettes those are quite different and radical from other designer clothes.
Address: Lombardenstraat 16, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
Tel.: +32 3 2130 160
Wijnegem is Antwerp’s largest shopping mall, situated a little away from the city, but easily accessible by bus or car. Over 240 boutiques share the mall, along with food courts, cafes and free parking. For families visiting the mall, a play area has been created for kids, so the parents can shop comfortably.
Address: Turnhoutsebaan 5/400, 2110 Wijnegem, Antwerp, Belgium
Tel.: +32 3 3501 401
Fax: +32 3 3538 196
A boutique owned by Ann Demeulemeester, it’s a fashion store where you can buy a wide range of designer clothes, for both men and women, created by Ann herself.
Address: Leopold de Waelplaats, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
Tel.: +32 3 2160 133
A shoe shop with a difference, presenting chic footwear for both adults and children created by well known designers like Ann Demeulemeester and Martin Margiela.
Address: Schuttershofstraat 9 A/B, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
Tel.: +32 3 2332 093
Fax: +32 3 2335 330
A clothing store, designed in such a way, that every passer by will at least peek into the shop once. An in house hair stylist and DJ playing techno music, customers get attracted to the vintage merchandise available at the shop. All famous brands such as Reebok for shoes, Levi’s for denim, etc are a part of this store. Book, Clothes, Music, and Footwear is available, making it a all-in-one shop.
Address: Kammenstraat 36, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
Tel.: +32 3 2270 804
Fax: +32 3 2271 665