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: http://www.cosstores.com/be/
Favorite item: white blouse
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: http://www.massimodutti.com/be/nl-be/
Favorite item: white button-down (I love those sleeves!!) and grey jumper
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: http://www.uniqlo.be/nl
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.
In the fitting room…
Other shops I can recommend
Where: Steenhouwersvest 65
What: Swedish clothing company. Minimalistic style, fine fabrics.
Online shop: http://www.filippa-k.com/be/
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: http://www.peek-cloppenburg.be/be-fl/web_befl
Where: Komedieplaats 12
What: American clothing company with a very diverse offer which also includes fine basics.
Online shop: http://www.ralphlauren.com/home/index.jsp?direct
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: http://shop.weekday.com/be/
Where: Meir 11, Meir 52
What: internation fashion brand with several product lines.
Online shop: http://www.esprit.com/
Where do you like to buy your basics? Let me know in the comments!