The vintage scene is celebrated in many of Brussels' neighbourhoods. Second-hand boutiques and antiques dealers are bursting with design and fashion treasures from the 1920s all the way up to the 1990s.
Everything can be recycled and transformed and given a new lease of life. But the capital's vintage charm doesn't stop there. Brussels hosts numerous events that offer up the perfect chance for some treasure hunting.
Are you in love with retro styles and trends and looking for a rare gem? Here's a selection of places you must visit!
Vintage clothes boutiques
Looking for pieces by big names at small prices? Are you nostalgic for the retro look or a fan of out of the ordinary wardrobes? In Brussels we have the perfect places to find those clothes, shoes and accessories that you've been dreaming of.
- Ramon & Valy
Ramon & Valy is the vintage shop for connoisseurs a stone's throw from the Grand-Place. You'll find clothes, leather goods and rare accessories from big-names.
Close to the flea market, a great selection of clothes from the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s awaits amateurs at Foxhole.
Episode is a network of vintage boutiques in several European capitals. This boutique in the historical centre of Brussels presents retro pieces from all over the world.
- Bernard Gavilan
This shop in the heart of the Marolles combines all the styles of the 20th century. In Bernard Gavilan you can find absolutely everything, from classic pieces to unexpected accessories.
- Melting Pot Kilo
Located behind the Palace of Justice, why not try out the orignal concept of Melting Pot Kilo: vintage clothes, accessoires, shoes, handbags... all for €15 per kilo!
- Isabelle Bajart
Close to rue Dansaert, here's a quality vintage - and second-hand - shop with a love of timeless pieces and clothes. Every season brings something new at Isabelle Bajart, and for affordable prices.
- Think Twice
Think Twice is a retail chain that promotes sustainable fashion. Their goal is to offer a second life to used clothing. Every six weeks the collection changes, so you'll always find something new at Think Twice.
- Les enfants d’Edouard
Les Enfants d'Edouard specialises in the luxury sale of second-hand products. The shop is located in a hotel on the very chic Avenue Louise. They offer quality clothing, bags, jewelry, shoes and fur.
Second-hand shops and antiques dealers
Looking to (re)design your interior without getting standard, off-the-shelf furniture? It's possible! Thanks to its second-hand shops, antiques dealers and famous flea market, Brussels is your new interior decorator. Design pieces, furniture ready for a new life, lighting and day-to-day objects await!
- Atelier Belvédère
Down by the Ixelles ponds, this shop has a large selection of furniture, lighting and retro objects. Thanks to its restoration workshop, Atelier Belvédère is the ideal place to customise your interior without spending a fortune.
- Vintage Items
This shop sells vintage furniture and decorative items from the 50s to the 80s. Close to the charming Place Brugmann, Vintage Items also offers you new, original pieces.
- D+ Design
D+ Design offers a selection of furniture, lighting and objects from the 20th century, with an emphasis on Italian design. They also have a great choice of American design and design from the rest of Europe.
- Via Antica
Via Antica is more than 2,000 m² dedicated to furniture and accessories from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries: furniture, lighting, glasswork and more in the heart of the Marolles!
Whether they're weekly, monthly or yearly, Brussels loves to showcase vintage events. It's your chance to discover an abundant offer. From the common to the more specific De l’usuel à l’hyper pointu, des rendez-vous qui offrent toujours le plaisir de la découverte.
- Brussels' Flea Market
The flea market on Place du Jeu de Balle is a favourite hunting ground for those in search of their dream item. Don't hesitate to get there early to uncover that rare gem. More than 500 stalls are set up every day from 6:00 to 14:00 in a warm atmosphere. There's no other flea market like it in Brussels.
When: every day from 6:00 to 14:00, weekends from 6:00 to 15:00
Where: Place du Jeu de Balle
- Brussels Vintage Market
Le Brussels Vintage Market welcomes close to 1,000 visitors to each edition. It's a great place to do some Sunday shopping in an original setting or just have a drink or a meal with friends on a terrace, in a reto musical atmosphere.
When: every first Sunday of the month, from 12:00 to 19:00
Where: Halles Saint-Géry, 1 Place Saint-Géry, 1000 Brussels
- Brussels Design Market
Brussels Design Market, is some hundred exhibitors, professionals and knowledgable amateurs from Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, etc. They sell their furniture and objects from the 50s, 60s, 70s and early 80s in a relaxed, market atmosphere.
When: every year, in April and September
Where: Tour & Taxis, avenue du Port, 86c - B 1000 Brussels