Famed for its €1-euro sales at the tail-end of every season, Think Twice is one of those rare retail chains that puts great effort into reducing our carbon footprint. Combing through their second-hand selection will take some time, but rummage long enough and diehard fans will be rewarded with authentic vintage gems. The Think Twice staff in their two Brussels locations have a great eye for gorgeous goods, so chances are you’ll be walking out with a stylish attention-grabber in the bag and a feel-good conscience to boot.
Think Twice, Rue du Vieux Marché aux Grains 57, Brussels, Belgium +32 0491 74 06 06
Think Twice, Rue des Eperonniers 71, Brussels, Belgium +32 0471 55 89 45
Walking past number 27 in the fashionable Rue des Chartreux, you’ll see Luzille, Daphne, Tulah and many more gaze back at you in their gorgeous vintage outfits. Yes, even the mannequins are given a personal touch at the boutique of Gabriele Wolf, one of the first to open in this now-thriving vintage-focused street in 1998. The former costume designer and her team delight in helping you find an original outfit from the roaring twenties to the wham-bam eighties, and offer alteration tailoring to suit your body type or provide recommendations for themed parties.
Gabriele Vintage, Rue des Chartreux 27, Brussels, Belgium +32 02 512 67 43
Selling second-hand clothes by the kilo is certainly a great way to stand out in the crowded Brussels vintage landscape. Though still a newbie on the scene – Melting Pot Kilo opened in 2013 – this hipster haven has made quite the splash with their 15-euros-per-kilo concept. Also recycled is part of the venue’s name as it previously housed Melting Pot Café. Leather and bomber jackets are the boutique’s niche specialty.
Melting Pot Kilo, Rue Haute 154, Brussels, Belgium +32 0476 95 88 72