8 Fashion hotspots at the Belgian Coast
1.Jewellery to die for
After the success of last year’s summer pop-up store, Wouters & Hendrix decided to set up a permanent flagship store in Knokke where their loyal and would-be fans can discover their silver and gold collections. Karen and Katrin’s original and timeless designs, all handmade in their studio in Antwerp, can truly tempt any fashionista.
Wouters & Hendrix, Kustlaan 325, Knokke
Clients have trusted in the craftsmanship and lovely jewellery of this shop for sixty years and three generations. 15 years ago, Rubrecht Jewels set up a permanent shop in De Haan where their clients can find all the sparkle and bling they need, as well as exclusive watches by luxury brands such as Breitling, Omega and Hermès.
Juwelen Rubrecht, Driftweg 7, De Haan
3. Instant happiness
When the children are in need of trendy clothes and accessories, it’s time to pay a visit to Lolotte, the shop where it’s like stepping into a Pinterest children’s dream. The shop has Belgian and Scandinavian design brands for young and (a bit) old(er), including the latest trend: wood-and-felt letterboards by Belgian brand Funkk.
Lolotte – little and more, Christinastraat 44, Oostende
4. Authentic and creative
With its large range of international labels from Stella McCartney and Bellerose to new and surprising kids on the bloc like Howlin and Les Coyotes De Paris, Basile is a household name in children’s and teenage fashion that is all about authenticity and creativity. Adults too will definitely find their dream outfit!
Basile, Leopold I laan 157, Nieuwpoort
5. Fashion meets beauty
Guapa has been at the top of our list of places to shop at the Belgian Coast for years. And that’s hardly surprising with such friendly staff and great collections like Julia June and Des Petits Hauts. You’ll even find luxury indulgence with Belgian ecological and fabulous skincare brand Likami!
Guapa, Koninklijke baan 27, De Haan
6. Ready to shine - Due De Haan
Due offers lovely labels like Paul and Joe and Chloé Stora, and stands for charming boho as well as timeless chic, allowing those who enter through its doors to finish off their summery silhouette with a boyish bag or casual ancient Greek sandals. Just add some delightful jewellery by I.Ma.Gi.N or Chapter 42 and you’re ready to shine!
Due De Haan, Leopoldlaan 26, De Haan
7. Trendy bike shop
Gino Boutique is a lifestyle boutique with some truly original cycling accessories. Apart from The Vandal’s new collection, the shop now also has new Belgian ones by Bitch Please and Just Another Hero, while less keen cyclists will also find what they’re looking for.
Gino Boutique, James Ensorgaanderij 20-22, Oostende
8. Enchanting beachwear
Vilebrequin can be found in Antwerp and Knokke, as the latter, dubbed the Saint-Tropez of the North Sea, is the perfect place for its high-end beachwear. The shop interior was inspired by the Mediterranean, so customers get that instant summer holiday feeling.
Vilebrequin, Kustlaan 185, Knokke-Heist
Source: Feeling Kust magazine (2017)