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Antwerp shopping

If you're looking for an original souvenir, there's no better place to shop than Antwerp: You'll find some of the finest diamond dealers and chocolate shops in the world, flea markets and a weekly auction held on a 16th-century square, and shops with designer overstock and vintage castoffs. And then there's the Antwerp Six—Ann Demeulemeester, Marina Yee, Dries Van Noten, Walter Van Beirendonck, Dirk Van Saene, and Dirk Bikkembergs—a group of highly influential fashion designers whose distinctive collections put the city on the world fashion map in the mid-'80s. They all graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, as did a second generation of designers including Véronique Branquinho, Martin Margiela, and Raf Simons.

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A. Boon, Antwerp

Since 1884, this little shop has been selling handmade leather gloves in dozens of colors and labels such as Jean Paul Gaultier. It currently stocks more than...more

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Anna Heylen, Antwerp

Another fashion graduate from the Royal Academy of the Fine Arts, Anna Heylen got noticed in 1993 with her collection of couture-garbed dolls and introduced her...more

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Anne Zellien, Antwerp

If diamonds aren't your best friend, check out this designer's feminine collection made of gold, silver, and semiprecious stones and inspired by love and...more

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Burie Chocolatiere, Antwerp

While Antwerp is sprinkled with chocolate-makers such as Godiva, Leonidas, and Neuhaus, hometown favorite Hans Burie is known for his over-the-top shop window...more

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Diamondland, Antwerp

The largest showroom in Antwerp's diamond district of 1,500 dealers, Diamondland sells loose diamonds far below retail, explains how diamonds are graded, and...more

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Fish and Chips, Antwerp

Don't come here looking for cod and frites. This übercool shop has three floors of edgy wear (superdry, Religion, April77), independent labels, and vintage...more

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Flea Markets, Antwerp

Catch the Friday morning spectacle (8 a.m.–1 p.m.) at Vrijdagmarkt, the square in front of Museum Plantin-Moretus, where a spirited auction of furniture,...more

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Het Modepaleis, Antwerp

In a Belle Epoque–style building at the junction of Nationalestraat and Kammenstraat, you'll find the shop that helped put Antwerp on the world fashion...more

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Labels Inc., Antwerp

Label lovers looking for a bargain flock here for recent couture wear, overstock, pieces from designers' shop windows—including the Antwerp Six—plus...more

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Louis, Antwerp

This minimalist temple of couture has stocked Ann Demeulemeester since her first collection in the '80s. You'll also find Balenciaga, Raf Simons, Véronique...more

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