Fifteen years of boutique excellence in Belgium’s fashion capital calls for a celebration, and Enes grabbed the opportunity for a big change with both hands. This year, the fashionista fixture started its next chapter in a two-story townhouse decorated by Gert Voorjans in typical Voorjans style, all homey exuberance and bohemian chic. Included in the style Walhalla are a patio bar, a bathroom where luxury beauty labels are displayed and an original Cubex kitchen that’s the stage for all sorts of bric-à-brac. The three guest rooms upstairs are to be transformed into an equally snazzy bed & breakfast.
Enes, Volksstraat 58, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium, +32 3 227 46 93
Parisiennes born in the wrong country can find solace at Fresh 34, Fresh 15’s companion on the Volksstraat. Established French brands such as Sessùn, Leon & Harper, IRO and the still fresh-faced Marie-Sixtine are a part of the contemporary style here, as are Belgian up-and-comers such as Bellerose. Expect fine, elegant jewelry to complete the look.
Fresh 34, Volksstraat 34, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium, +32 3 237 50 23
For fans of the Antwerp Six who can’t quite afford the stellar prices of their sparkly new collections, Rosier 41 is the city’s go-to for secondhand chic. Designer pieces from the Belgian hands of Raf Simons, Ann Demeulemeester, and Dries Van Noten mix here with more international treasures and recently graduated talent from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. New arrivals come in every day, so you’ll want to keep an eye out for that one garment you were aching for all last season.
Rosier 41, Rosier 41, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium, +32 3 225 53 03