Fashion: Buying fashion basics in Antwerp

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Antwerp is the fashion capital of Belgium, so no better place to go shopping if you ask me 🙂 In my fashionposts this city will regularly show up. Today I will tell you where to find your basic tops/blouses/sweaters. A couple of weeks ago I went browsing through several shops to make this blogpost. Can you believe I did not buy ONE thing of all the things I tried?! Me neither, but I was too focused on finding basics, put them on, take a couple of selfies and move on to the next shop. I was dead tired after a couple of hours and no basic to console me… Oh well, I’ll live, don’t worry 🙂

So below you see yours truly in tons of different shirts and sweaters. I also list a few other shops where you can find fab basics. I hope I can give you some inspiration!

(PS: the adresses I mention are the ones in the centre of Antwerp. Check the website of the specific brand for other locations).

What shops did I visit?


Where: Korte Gasthuisstraat 16 en Hopland 31

What: Cos (Collection of Style) is part of H&M, the Swedish multinational clothing-retail company. Cos specialises in minimalistic clothing items for men, women and kids. The price is higher than H&M, but in my opinion the quality is much better.

Price indication: T-shirts start from 15 EUR, woollen jumpers start from 50 EUR,  button downs start from 40 EUR

Online shop:

Favorite item: white blouse

In the fitting room…
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Massimo Dutto

Where: Huidevetterstraat 20 en Meir 99

What: Spanish brand, which originally started with men’s wear. Since 2006, they also sell women’s clothing.

Price indication: T-shirts start from 15 EUR, woollen jumpers start from 50 EUR, button-downs start from 40 EUR

Online shop:

Favorite item: white button-down (I love those sleeves!!) and grey jumper

In the fitting room…
massimo 3 massimo 5  massimo 6 massimo 7         massimo 2

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Where: Meir 67-69

What: Uniqlo is a Japanese brand. The clothes are simple, essential and universal.

Price indication: T-shirts start from 10 EUR, woollen jumpers start from 30 EUR, button-downs start from 25 EUR

Online shop

Favorite item: cashmere crewneck

In the shop… It was the first time I visited this shop and I was pleasantly surprised. The staff is very friendly and the offer is very diverse.

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In the fitting room…

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Other shops I can recommend 

Filippa K

Where: Steenhouwersvest 65

What: Swedish clothing company. Minimalistic style, fine fabrics.

Online shop:

Peek en Cloppenburg

Where:  Meir 31

What: multi-brand shop (Basler, Esprit, Gerry Weber, Levi’s, Tom Tailor,…). Because of the many brands they sell, you’re sure to find some basics here!

Online shop:

Ralph Lauren

Where:  Komedieplaats 12

What: American clothing company with a very diverse offer which also includes fine basics.

Online shop:


Where: Kammenstraat 36-38

What:  Weekday is a modern and mindful fashion and denim brand offering current, international fashion influenced by Scandinavian style.

Online shop:


Where:  Meir 11, Meir 52

What: internation fashion brand with several product lines.

Online shop:

Where do you like to buy your basics? Let me know in the comments!

Love, Kathleen

4 thoughts on “Fashion: Buying fashion basics in Antwerp

    sandravda said:
    January 16, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    Mooi overzichtje van interessante winkels in Antwerpen!

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      kaybe610 responded:
      January 16, 2017 at 6:56 pm

      Bedankt Sandra! Nog een fijne avond 🙂 Groetjes, Kathleen


    Ann Ages Gracefully said:
    January 14, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    Nice items Kathleen, funny that today we both have some basics fashion items on our blog 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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