Bohemian shopping in Antwerp & Dries van Noten favorite places
Shopping in Antwerp can be an unforgettable adventure. Popular shops and shopping centers are located very close to the historical monuments, so a shopping trip always reminds of an exciting excursion. We will tell you about 5 favorite places of Dries van Noten you should visit in the city.
Route 1 — ModeNatie
The first route runs through the neighborhoods of ModeNatie, which are known as the “heart of Belgian fashion” since Dries Van Noten opened his Modepaleis store on Nationalestraat. At the same time, several avant-garde designers and shops were located down the street. Bottega Veneta, Valentino, and Ralph Lauren are located in the concept store Verso.
Route 2 — South
For several years, the South (Het Zuid) has been called the “fashion area” of Antwerp. In the museum area, within walking distance of ModeNatie, you will find numerous restaurants, bars, galleries, as well as vintage, antique and conceptual shops. Here is concentrated famous designers boutiques, including the boutique Ann Demeulemeester.
Route 3 — Diamond Quarter
Over the years, Antwerp’s signature card has been chic diamond jewelry that can be easily distinguished from others by Antwerp’s Most Brilliant. If you are looking for the most luxurious jewelry — go to the Diamond Quarter. Here are the most popular jewelry stores and workshops, in which designer jewelry is offered at the most attractive prices. A lot of celebrities buy jewelry in the Antwerp diamond quarter.
Route 4 — Meir
Meir is the most important shopping street in Antwerp, where are located many stores of branded clothing and footwear of the most famous international brands. Here is also located the favorite secret fashion place of Antwerp bohemia — Rosier 41, where you can buy unique items from the collections of the famous “The Antwerp Six”.
Dries van Noten recommends
For nearly thirty years, the Dries Van Noten brand has translated the idea of an intelligent wardrobe, sophisticated bohemian travel and aristocratic style. The anonymity of life is what the introvert van Noten most appreciates in his hometown.
The best fashionable addresses the designer named: Het Modepaleis and every boutique at Six d’Anvers avenue, Walter Van Beirendonck, Schuttershofstraat 9, and Dirk Van Saene, Komedieplaats 17.
His favorite cafe where you can have a nice breakfast is Het Bos. And the best restaurants for a great dinner are Sir Anthony Van Dijck and Dôme Sur Mer.
His secret place where you can hide from the rest of the world is the Antwerp Botanical Garden.