Articles by: Dieter

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5 Summerbars in Antwerp you can’t miss

5 Summerbars in Antwerp you can’t miss

Antwerp loves summerbars. Temporary ‘pop-up’ bars setting up camp on a special location during the summer months, offering a relaxed atmosphere, drinks, music, sometimes food and much more. Since the introduction in Antwerp of the first summerbars nearly a decade ago (including the ‘Strantwerpen’ beach bar on the border of […]

by × June 9, 2014 × 4 comments

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Magazyn

Magazyn

Magazyn used to be a small store hidden away in a shopping passage in the centre of Antwerp, selling a small but finely curated selection of high end interior decoration items. In 2012, Düsseldorf-born owner Thomas Haarmann moved the store to it’s current location in the Steenhouwersvest, right next to […]

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Helder

Helder

Helder is a combination of a shop and a design studio, founded in 2010 by Brecht Baert and Diana Keller, who have a background in interior design and fashion design (the two met while working at Ann De Meulemeester). They have an eye for beautiful objects, and sell not only […]

by × March 13, 2014 × 0 comments

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Modern Shapes

Modern Shapes

Modern Shapes is a small but intriguing shop in the Kloosterstraat, founded by Michael Franken and specializing in incredibly beautiful ceramic objects (pottery, vases, art pieces, …) by European artists, both vintage and contemporary. One of the designers Michael focuses on, is the Italian born but Belgium based artist Antonio Lampecco, a passionate and humble […]

by × March 12, 2014 × 0 comments

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Coccodrillo Men

Coccodrillo Men

Coccodrillo is an institution in the shoe-world, founded in 1984 and since called ‘best shoe shop in the world’ by none other then the New York Times. Who are we to disagree… More recently, founders Geert Bruloot & Eddy Michiels gave in to the requests of their male shoppers to […]

by × March 11, 2014 × 0 comments

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Viar

Viar

Easily one of our favorite stops in the Kloosterstraat -a street in the center of Antwerp housing many antiques and design stores- is VIAR. The store, run by shop owner Verlaine, is a classic in the Kloosterstraat, having been there since 15 years. The huge and beautiful, loft-like space is filled […]

by × March 11, 2014 × 2 comments