Garde-robe Nationale


 This is a very special shop to us, because it was Dieter’s first big project in his own name. Garderobe National is an amazing boutique in the Nationalestraat in Antwerp, carrying a lot of Belgian brands.

The shop consists of two radically different parts. The entrance of the store is bright white, while the area around and leading up to the fitting rooms is all dark wood. The two parts are sliced diagonally from ceiling to floor, creating a dramatic yet playful atmosphere.

 I like the fact that the wooden blocks in the middle of the space are loose and interchangeable, it adds a dynamic touch to the design. But what I love most is the use of copper throughout the shop. In the clothing racks, the cash register and in the blocks. The dramatic and luxurious feel of the space makes me feel right at home.

When we’re not talking architecture, Garde-Robe Nationale is still a must see when you’re in Antwerp. The shop carries brands like Tim Van SteenbergenHumanoid,  Just in Case and Magdalena. If you’re lucky you can bump into Magdalena’s fabulous designer Nathalie Lachat in store. She will have you walking out of the shop with your new favorite outfit in no time!

Garde-robe National
2000 Antwerp