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Five of Brussels’ most stylish shops

Belgium’s fashion takes influences from across Europe; utilitarianism from Scandinavia, effortless chic from France and a touch of luxury from Italy all feature in its clothing collections. Wander the streets of Brussels and you will soon find a wealth of stylish stores offering on-trend looks and handcrafted accessories in equally fashion-conscious settings.

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Verity Hogan,

NDC Made by Hand
Uniting the finest leathers from Tuscany with the most talented artisan cobblers in Europe, the shoes on offer at NDC Made by Hand are some of the world’s most luxurious. Every pair of shoes on sale is functional, classic and stylish, regardless of passing trends; expect to find unisex brogues, traditional dress shoes and Chelsea boots within the range.

NDC Made by Hand, 36 rue Léon Lepage, 1000 Brussels, +32 (0)2 808 3831, ndcmadebyhand.com


Sarah Pacini
With a sleek, minimalist appearance and striking monochrome colour scheme, Sarah Pacini’s boutique makes an immediate impression. The clothing is equally eye-catching with a distinctive style that is extremely feminine and not afraid to challenge current trends.

Sarah Pacini, 25-27 rue Antoine Dansaert, 1000 Brussels, +32 (0)2 502 9214, sarahpacini.com


Caroline Biss
Caroline Biss is a Belgium design house with a flair for creating everyday looks with an added touch of elegance. This boutique stocks an array of perfectly fitted ready-to-wear pieces characterised by simple but effective cuts, a subtle colour scheme and a surprising variety of materials. 

Caroline Biss, 21-21A avenue Louise, 1050 Brussels, +32 (0)2 538 5038, carolinebiss.com


This Belgium-based label is known for transcending trends with its timeless collections and overarching classic sense of style. Every season its pieces are faithful to this established image and feature high-quality cuts, luxurious fabrics and durable constructions: this chic travel bag is a perfect example.

Scapa, 9A boulevard de Waterloo, 1000 Brussels, +32 (0)2 513 4108, scapafashion.com


Magasin 1-2-3
The effortless chic typified by Parisian style is sought-after all around the world; happily, the clothing stocked at Magasin 1-2-3 makes emulating this look a little easier. This colour-coordinated boutique is filled with interchangeable separates and everyday dresses that combine to create versatile, timeless ensembles that would work within any existing wardrobe.

Magasin 1-2-3, 67-69 rue Neuve, 1000 Brussels, +32 (0)2 217 4092, 1-2-3.fr



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