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#1 Gabriel

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Posted 17 February 2004 - 03:05 PM



Hi
Anything to do/see in Brussels, Belgium for ultra elite music geek fashion wanderers?
Shops? Vintage clothes places? Designesque whatever? Records? Second hand music stores? Bars, clubs, scenes.... any information will be greatly appreciated and relayed by satellite to our agent...
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Posted 17 February 2004 - 04:53 PM



Also, Antwerp, since it's close and supposedly more happening...?
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Posted 04 March 2004 - 03:02 PM



SHOPS:
Compared to the other european cities Brussels is definitely not shopaholics heaven.

DOWNTOWN:
The best shops are in the Antoine Dansaert Street. My favorites:
Stijl (Dries Van Noten/An Demeulemeester/Raf Simons/Costume National/H. Lang...)
Idiz Bogam (vintage)
M. Margiela (not in that street but close to)

Secondhand music stores in Boulevard Anspach and Rue des Pierres (in this street check out Bernard Gavilan’store: vintage clothes, objects, furniture...)

The best records shop:
Caroline Music in Passage Saint Honore

In the Rue du Marche au Charbon:
Prive Joke (beautiful shop – streetwear)

UPTOWN:
Big brands are on Boulevard de Waterloo (Gucci, Vuitton, Armani, Hermes, Dior…)

Nathan for Men in Rue de Namur (Jill sander, Prada, Dior, Helmut L., Miu Miu…)


CLUBS: the best bets are
Fuse (techno/house)
Mirano (in a old movie theater – house/electro)
If you’re gay(friendly), don’t miss the Strong Parties (every month in the beautiful residence Palace)



IMO Antwerp is beter for fashion.
Don't miss these stores:
Verso (huge store in an old bank building - all the big designers + beauty products)
Walter (Van Beirendoncks's shop + other edgy designers: Eley Kishimoto, Bless, Christophe Charron... etc)
Louis (Raf Simons, Margiela, Balenciaga...)
An Demeulemeester
Dries Van Noten
Veronique Branquinho
Stephan Schneider
Fragma (Hussein Chalayan, Marni…)
Closing Date (DSquared...)
The bookstore next the Fashion Museum is great
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