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Gianni Versace was a very famous designer who was shot in front of his own house. There is a large shop on the Boulevard de Waterloo where the Versace line is sold, now designed by his sister Donatella. Only the expensive designs are sold here. It is no use looking around for cheaper designs such as Versace jeans. Versace is better known on the catwalk in Milan or Paris, since it is not everyday clothing.
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.
Tiffany & Co. is known worldwide for their jewelry and watches. Their branch on Boulevard de Waterloo is a wonderful place for not only to buy their exquisite products but also to indulge on some quality window shopping.
La Boîte à Musique is situated near the Palace of Fine Arts, with good reason. The presence of culture cannot be denied here, but the definition of culture is rather restrictive: you will only find classical music. This shop is run by the de Wouters d'Oplinter family, son Bertrand is in charge of the small record label Pavane, specializing in classical music. The shop's collection is very large and prices are very reasonable.