16/04/2011

Brussels Vintage Heaven

My mini vintage tour to some of the best vintage shops in Brussels first took me to rue du Midi 64 where I visited 'Burlesque'. You must visit this boutique. It is small but perfectly formed with some extremely exciting gems. Here I found some amazing black heeled shoes that I couldn't leave the shop without. Filled with quality vintage clothes and accessories it was an Aladdin's cave. I would have bought a Burberry raincoat if they had it in my size. They also had a great collection of boots, handbags and hats. If I lived in Brussels this is one I would definitely frequent.
Just down the road from 'Burlesque', also on rue du Midi, is 'Look'. This shop sells more modern vintage. Here my partner bought a Levis shirt but if jeans are on your shopping list this is the place to go, Pepe, Levis and Wrangler were just some of the makes available. 'Look' is definitely worth a look but it isn't what I call vintage, more modern second hand clothes.
The next street was rue des Teinturiers 19 where 'Ramon & Valy Vintage' is. If it is top labels you are after then this is a definite. The shop itself is beautifully presented, you don't feel like you are looking at second hand clothes at all. A little more expensive than the others but what would you expect with clothes by Chanel and Dior. A very beautiful boutique with beautiful vintage clothes. If you are searching for a very special something then this is the place to go.
The last shop I visited ended my mini tour on a high! 'Gabriele Vintage' on rue des Chartreux 27. Wow! I felt like I had entered a movie set. What an amazing shop. I looked at everything and ended up holding about twelve items to try on including a handbag I fell in love with (still yet to find out who it is made by). I bought two silky shirts to wear with jeans, one made by Serge Nancel Paris and the other by Pierre Castanet Paris. Everyone should visit this shop. Gabriele herself was in the shop helping people (Gabriele Wolf comes from Germany and arrived in Brussels as a costume designer before her involvement with vintage clothes made her open her own shop) I came out of there with a Gabriele bag and a big grin on my face, it really is vintage heaven.

Christina x


Burlesque - rue du Midi 64


Burlesque - rue du Midi 64


Burlesque - rue du Midi 64

Look - rue du Midi 40


Look - rue du Midi 40


Ramon & Valy Vintage - rue des Teinturiers 19


Ramon & Valy Vintage - rue des Teinturiers 19


Ramon & Valy Vintage - rue des Teinturiers 19


Ramon & Valy Vintage - rue des Teinturiers 19

Gabriele Vintage - rue des Chartreux 27


Gabriele Vintage - rue des Chartreux 27


Gabriele Vintage - rue des Chartreux 27

Gabriele Vintage - rue des Chartreux 27


                                            

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