The following post is all about Antwerp, the city I live – and love – in.
The Nationalestraat, one of the most fashionable streets in the city center, is finally back in business. Due to construction works the street was hardly accessible for the past year, but the days of drilling, bulldozering and stacking bricks is over and the street is looking more charming than ever. Reason enough to celebrate. That’s why, this Saturday the 1st of June, all the shops, bars and restaurants on and around the Nationalestraat join forces and throw a block party. Dance acts, concerts, a model contest … There’ll be plenty to do for you. Too many options? Don’t worry, here are my recommendations.
Located in a street just off the Nationalestraat is the Bensimon Collection store, which is filled to the brim with their iconic trainers. The Bensimon tennis shoe comes in all thinkable colours and designs, and is friendly for your wallet. Even better is that it’ll be extra friendly on Saturday, as all customers receive a 20% discount and a free pair of trainers, which you can customize in any way you like. Now that’s a deal.
2000 Antwerpen 11u – 20u
To still your cultural hunger and fill your head with all things pretty and inspiring, drop by the ModeMuseum for their new expo on Silk & Prints from the Abraham Archive – Couture in Colour. Check their website for more information.
2000 Antwerp 10u – 18u