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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.
If you're looking to shop 'till you drop all in one place in Brussels, head to City 2 Shopping Center. City 2 is home to a large number of shops including the Inno Galeria department store, H&M, Fossil, Massimo Dutti and many more. There is also a food court called Snackcity which has over 15 different eateries to refuel you during your shopping trip. City 2 also hosts events from time to time.
This has become an increasingly popular train station since the arrival of the Thalys, Eurostar and other high-speed trains. Some renovations and the opening of new stores have made this station a decent place to wait before taking a train. The terminal is filled with stores as well as a food court which includes a Haagen Dazs, a pita stand, a few sandwich places and an Irish pub. There is also a Sbarro pizzeria and a Quick with separate seating. Some of the stores in the terminal include a mini GB-supermarket, Planet Parfume, Cric-Crac candy store, clothing stores, chocolate shops, a news stand, a sock shop and a store for miscellaneous gift items.
Woluwe Shopping Center can be found in the outskirts of the city. All kinds of shops and all price ranges are gathered here. On the ground floor you find mainly food: a supermarket, butchers, bakers, cheese shops and cafe-bars. There are even interior decorators and florists. There is even a chapel where they still say Mass every week. Upstairs you can find anything you want: clothes, shoes, books, furniture, ornaments and CDs. In the middle of the shopping center there is a juice bar where they squeeze fresh fruit or vegetable juice. So head to this shopping center to discover where the locals shop!