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The fashion and accessories brand is synonymous is luxury, quality and over-the-top indulgence, and with good reason- from hand crafted shoes made from the finest leather and stitched to perfection for some of the biggest names in society and showbiz such as Ingrid Bergman, Audrey Hepburn, Greta Garbo and some of the lucky few who happen to own a pair! Of course, the shoes do not come cheap but if you're in the mood to pamper yourself, spend a good buck for some trendy soles and give your feet the attention they more than deserve, head to the flagship store and watch your friends go green with envy hereafter.
Brussels' most exclusive shopping district provides a multitude of upscale shopping on Boulevard de Waterloo, between its intersections with Chausée D'Ixelle and Avenue Louise, and down Avenue Louise itself. Just strolling through this neighborhood, one notices a radical change in the way people dress and carry themselves. Jeans give way to Hugo Boss suits, and sneakers are replaced with Gucci stilettos. Visit during the summer and the two wide streets are veritable fashion runways. This is where Belgium's aristocracy hang out, where high-powered business execs book rooms (at one of the neighborhood's top-of-the-line hotels), and where trust-fund bunnies spend hours replenishing their wardrobes. Cartier, Armani, Chanel anyone? Welcome to Brussels' equivalent to New York's Fifth Avenue, Paris's Rue Faubourg and London's Knightsbridge.
... there is Diane von Furstenberg. Women love to dress up! There's no two ways about it, and there is nothing a woman wouldn't do to get into a dainty garment and match it with perfect footwear and a lovely hand bags- if this is reminiscent of a fairy tale, you wouldn't be wrong; Diane von Furstenberg is an established name in fashion and has been known to make women's fantasies come true- at least where apparel is concerned. The brand has its line of ample products including women's clothing and cosmetics. And don't forget to grab some striking accessories from the store; they sure add that zing to your personality and will make you look like a million bucks.
Christian Louboutin is a renowned name in the world of fashion. This famous designer brand's branch on Place du Grand Sablon is a popular spot for fashionistas and those who love shoes. Check out their signature line of beautiful footwear and handbags including those famous red soles.
The King, Queen and Prince Galleries of Saint-Hubert (which are over 200 years old) house expensive, old-fashioned boutiques selling a variety of accessories including gloves, hats, hand-bags and jewelry. In 1837, King Léopold I instructed the young architect Jean-Pierre Cluysenaars to turn rue Saint-Hubert into a mall. This shopping arcade, divided into the King's, Queen's and Prince's galleries, is now considered one of the most beautiful in the world. Chocolate lovers should visit Neuheus (25 Galerie de la Reine) and ice cream fans can indulge at the Häagen Dazs located near the front entrance of the gallery.
This trendy secondhand shop is known for their plethora of designer gems at half the price you would find them in other stores. Find vintage Chanel, Gucci, YSL, and more, you're sure to find exquisite pieces to add to your wardrobe. Every item is hand selected to ensure quality and authenticity so you're sure to get the real deal.
This shop, Cat & Mouse, is celebrated for its upmarket designer children's clothing. Here you'll find top-designer labels from the likes of Claude Vell, Topo, Claude Hontoir, Lalalou, Paul Smith, Pom d'Api and Dries Van Noten, in pint sizes. The range of clothing spans infants to children's sizes.
Stijl is renowned among fashion junkies. With a host of designers all displaying their creations in one place, you'll find a lot of variety, for both men and women. Most of the designs featured here hail from former students of the renowned Fashion Academy of Antwerp. Peruse through the fantastic selection of styles from Ann Demeulemeester, Dries Van Noten, Martin Margiela and Dirk Bikkembergs and a host of latest creations from a multitude of other Belgian and international top designers. The staff also gives great advice if you need help choosing the styles that would suit you best.