Waterstone's was the first English-only bookstore in Brussels. It sells a large selection of magazines and newspapers from the United States and United Kingdom. The first floor is filled with cookbooks, novels, maps and a very extensive selection of travel and tourism books representing many different places throughout the world. They also have a book called Hints for Living in Belgium by the North American Woman's Club.
Winning the World Chocolate Championship in 1995, Pierre Marcolini set out to revolutionize the chocolate industry. Using only the finest cocoa beans from around the world, Marcolini now owns and operates luxury chocolate boutiques in five different countries. His sweet treats include delicacies such as truffles, macaroons, biscuits, liqueur chocolates, brittles and much more. Each purchase is presented in a handsomely designed gift box that perfectly compliments the luxury treat found within.
Known as the chocolate capital of the world, Brussels is filled with sweet confection shops. Mary's Chocolatier lives up to its city's standards and has some of the best chocolate creations around. Established in 1919 by Mary Delluc along the Rue Royal on the route to the palace, this legendary shop was beloved by the king himself as well as nobels and other royals. Today people travel far and wide for Mary's famous confections. Delicious hand-painted chocolates, caramels, truffles, bars, and more can be found. Grab yourself one of their beloved boxes in order to sample Mary's sweet treats.
This shop is inspired by the great Belgian comic book artist François Schuiten, who has always had a soft spot for architecture. In his famous book Brüsel, he designed a magical timeless city (inspired by Brussels, of course), on which the iron interior of this magical comic shop and gallery is based. For just Belgian comics, go to any major bookstore, but here you'll find the rarities - and an impressive collection of statuettes and gadgets, and not just Tintin. The gallery is on the first floor, and visitors are in for a real treat.
O mais exclusivo distrito comercial de Bruxelas oferece uma infinidade de opções de compras de alto nível na Boulevard de Waterloo, localizado entre a Chausée D'Ixelle e a Avenida Louise, então mesmo descendo esta avenida. Basta passear por este bairro, e se-percebe uma mudança radical na forma como as pessoas se-vestem e agem. Os jeans dá lugar aos ternos da Hugo Boss, e os tênis são substituídos pelos stilettos Gucci. Visite durante o verão e verá duas amplas ruas viram come se fossem passarelas de moda. Aqui é onde aristocracia Bélgica passeia, onde os altos executivos das empresas se-hospedam (num dos hotéis de luxo do bairro), e onde as pessoas com um fundo fiduciario gastam horas refornecendo suas guarda-roupas. Cartier, Armani, Chanel, há alguém? Bem-vindo a versão belga da quinta avenida de Nova York, da Rue Faubourg em Paris e da Knightsbridge em Londres. Puxe o seu cartão de crédito e ponha tudo nele.
Rue Neuve is a narrow shopping avenue that is jam-packed with top notch shops like Morgan, Esprit, H&M and Mango. On weekends, however, this is hardly the place to window shop, as the boisterous crowd of fashionistas and casual shoppers alike pack together for an afternoon of perusing. If you're planning on doing some serious shopping, visit Monday through Friday, when the selection is a little less picked over and the shopkeepers can give you personalized attention.
In business since 1912, the family-owned Maison Renardy offers the very best in exceptional teas, coffees, and handmade chocolates, candies, pastries, and breads. Snuggled conveniently on the corner of Rue Anoul and Chaussée de Wavre, the shop's large glass windows are perfect for people watching or letting in light to read by. The perfect place to spend an afternoon chatting or relaxing, the Maison Renardy is classy yet undeniably comfortable and charming. If you don't have time to sit down and stay, Maison Renardy also sells loose leaf tea, snacks, and baked goodies to-go.
Maison Chevalier's distinctly eclectic style definitely allows it to carry something for every sense of style and taste. On top of carrying vintage and antique home decor, the shop also offer handmade European products, soaps, lotions, shower gels, fragrances, toys, and an array of accessories. Located in the Elsene neighborhood of Brussels, this boutique won't disappoint if you are looking for a unique gift, souvenir, or decoration.
The Ars Vinorum is an epicurean delight, geared towards true-blue gourmets. Their selection of Italian wines, cheese, conserves, flavored olive oil and specialty foods are great for a special occasion or authentic Italian dinner. Discover a range of hard-to-find items like white truffles, olive oil from Naples and more. The restaurant features a charmingly rustic, cozy ambiance, ideal for a quiet meal with a date. The menu changes weekly, depending on what's in season. You'll find dishes like swordfish carpaccio with zuchini and capers; ravioli with braised meat sauce; swordfish steak with beans and fennel drizzled in olive oil. Their wine list features a fine selection from Italy, from fruity whites to robust reds.
Nicola's Bookshop is a bibliophile's oasis in the heart of Brussels. Offering up a vast selection of books, periodicals, and other publications in five languages. Nicolas Bookshop is a must stop for the business or leisure traveler looking for a have-to-have magazine or periodical or just something to read. In addition, Nicolas Bookshop offers book club membership to keep members up to date with the latest books hitting the stores as well as in store author events.
Founded in 1983, Filigranes is one of the most well-established and largest bookstores in all of Brussels, spanning over 2600 square meters (27986square feet). Set overlooking the iconic Parc de Bruxelles, the historic bookstore is one of the city's cultural and social hubs, attracting readers from all over Brussels and beyond. Their collection includes more than 180,000 publications that encompass genres like literature, philosophy, psychology, and fiction to name a few. The library also organizes literary workshops, reading sessions, and book launches within its premises.