Books & Cartoons
1/ Tropismes is the most beautiful book store I’ve ever been to. It’s like an opulent, grand ballroom filled with books… And the collection of books is amazing…This is heaven to me…
2/ Completely different from the first one but a pearl as well, Librairie Claude Van Loock. Here you will find old rare books, manuscripts and drawings.
3/ The House of Literature, Passa Porta. Your stairway to contemporary world literature.
4/ The Cartoonist is the one and only cartoon gallery in Belgium. The works of renowned Belgian cartoonists such as Marec, Vadot, Kroll, Cécile Bertrand, Kanar, Kamagurka,… are exhibited. Unique and fun.
Fashion & Lifestyle
Let me introduce you to… Brussels fashion.
1/ Maison Natan – Edouard Vermeulen is a renowned Brussels high-end fashion designer. He is the personal stylist of Queen Mathilde of Belgium and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands.
2/ Maison Delvaux, the oldest fine leather luxury goods house in the world with a high-end celebrity clientele as Rihanna, Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sienna Miller, ….
3/ Stijl is a luxury boutique in the Dansaert district with Brussels and other Belgian designers as Sofie D’Hoore, Kim Stumpf, Jean-Paul Lespagnard, Raf Simons, Dries Van Noten, Veronique Branquinho, A.F. Vandevorst,…
4/ If you have a penchant for clothing that breathes femininity/sensuality with a minimal/architectural lining then I know the perfect designer for you: Marjorie Vermeulen. Her collection is for sale at Icon.
5/ For a matching exclusive (though affordable), minimal handbag I recommend Atelier Marchal. For women AND men !
6/ Valérie Berckmans is a ‘slow fashion designer’. Valérie does it her way. Designs, choice of colours,… regardless of prevailing trends. No pressure. For modern women who love feminine, sober yet colourful apparel.
7/ Conni Kaminski is known for using the draping technique with an often asymmetric cut.
8/ Camille Belgian Creation. Life is too short to wear boring jewellery…yet elegant and feminine.
9/ Bel’Arte offers an original selection of all things ‘Made in Belgium’ such as jewellery, decorative items,…
10/ La Vitrine. After 10 years of creating leather jewellery, Isabelle Azaïs fancied a total change… making jewellery, lamps,… out of… plastic. Upcycling is her thing !
Tropismes, Galeries des Princes 11 (side street Galeries Royales Saint Hubert) – Librairie Claude Van Loock, rue Saint Jean 51 – Passa Porta, rue Antoine Dansaertstraat 46 – The Cartoonist, rue Haute/Hoogstraat 11 – Maison Natan Edouard Vermeulen, Avenue Louise 158 (Haute Couture) and rue de Namur 78 – Maison Delvaux, Galerie de la Reine/Koninginnegalerij 31 – Stijl, Nieuwe Graanmarkt/Place du Nouveau Marché aux Grains 6 and rue Antoine Dansaertstraat 74 – ICON, Nieuwe Graanmarkt/Place du Nouveau Marché aux Grains 5 – Atelier Marchal, Rue de Marche au Charbon/Kolenmarkt 64 – Valérie Berckmans, rue van Arteveldestraat 8 – Conni Kaminski, Kolenmarkt/rue du Marché au Charbon 102 – Camille Belgian Creation, rue Léon Lepage 13 – Bel’Arte, rue de Flandre 53 – La Vitrine, Rue du Marché au Charbon/Kolenmarkt 96