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Explore the best of Antwerp’s retail, culture, food and drink

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Jul 30, 2023 By WGSN Insider
City x City

Join us as we explore Antwerp, renowned for its iconic design scene and centuries-old charm. The Belgian city is a hotbed for creatives at the fore of trends and collaborations in design, fashion and art.

Considered pieces are the core of fashion and interiors

The city is increasingly innovative across womenswear, with multi-brand stores such as Renaissance and We Are Labels that host plenty of mid- to premium goods with eye-catching interiors. Head to Morrison, a carefully curated apparel and lifestyle goods store that focuses on sustainably led fabrics.

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For those seeking lifestyle and interior inspiration, check out Iittala and Vitra for great home and kitchen concepts. Visit St Vincents, a part-gallery, part-premium furniture concept store, for material and colour inspiration and Studio Play for a high-spirited retail experience and homegrown climate-considerate brands for children.

Antwerp shop
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Global cuisine for everyone

Antwerp's foodie scene hosts culinary delights from around the world with cosy and laidback eateries, such as Racine in leafy Pakt to Blueness Lange in the heart of the fashion district. It is home to a thriving cafe culture with quaint coffee shops and stylish cafes lining the city's streets, as well as bars like Veranda, which offers natural wine, tasting plates and craft beers.

Antwerp restaurant
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Be inspired by the city's wide array of exhibitions

The city’s cultural scene is a treasure trove of artistic wonders, reflecting its rich history, creative spirit and artistic prowess. Be inspired by classical masterpieces through to contemporary exhibitions at spaces such as the Tim Van Laere Gallery or FOMU, which hosts one of Europe's most significant photo collections.

As a city with a long-standing fashion tradition, Antwerp pays tribute to its role in the fashion world through MoMu. This museum showcases the works of iconic fashion designers, including the renowned Antwerp Six, who put the city on the global fashion map.

Antwerp street
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Make the most of exploring the captivating city using WGSN’s 48-hour itinerary, consisting of curated and insider spots to know. If you’re a WGSN subscriber, get inspired by our Antwerp: Inspiration City report. Live now on the site.

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