Shopping in Belgium
Belgium is distinguished by fairly high prices, a wide selection and seasonal discounts on all groups of goods - from candles and chocolate to clothing collections, antiques and designer furniture..
Clothes and footwear
It is difficult to find inexpensive purchases in Belgium, rather the prices will be average. Those who want to buy expensive clothes from world brands should go to the outlet village in MaasMechelen. In the local boutiques among Chanel, Christian Dior, Hermes, Hugo Boss, you will surely find what you need.
In Brussels on Rue Neuve, boutiques with clothes at affordable prices are concentrated - well-known «H&M», «Benetton», «Zara» and others. Pay special attention to shoes «Collard» and clothes «Celio». Visit the oldest shopping arcade in Brussels, Gallerie St Hubert, for a host of trendy shops. To buy antiques, go to Rue des Sablons, where fairs are held here on weekends, where you can also buy antique paintings, jewelry, books.
Souvenirs and decorations
Belgium is famous for its lace. It is quite expensive, but you can buy a napkin or «picture» - a piece of lace in a frame. Belgium brand stores «Manufacture Belge de Dent» offer blouses, tablecloths, lace underwear.
Belgian tapestries are very beautiful, you can buy them in specialized shops or markets. If you do not need a whole tapestry, you can take a closer look at tapestry cosmetic bags, wallets, handbags.
Common souvenir - images «pissing boy» on magnets, postcards, key chains. Very beautiful porcelain dolls are also sold in small shops..
Antwerp and Amsterdam are European centers for diamond cutting and cutting. In Antwerp jewelry stores you can buy luxury jewelry, exclusive and unusual.
Chocolate and beer
The well-known Belgian chocolate you can buy at any grocery store, candy - seashells «Guylian» will surprise no one. Go to the chocolatier - chocolate workshops, where you will be offered no less delicious Valrhona, Wittamer, Leonidas, handmade pralines, or you can compose a set of sweets of different shapes and contents to your liking. To make the gift more colorful, you can buy a fondue for melting chocolate.
Treat yourself and your loved ones with Belgian beer. Among more than five hundred varieties, bitter is the most popular among tourists. «Trappiste» with added vitamin «IN», monastery beer «Abbaye» and infused with cherries, strawberries or black currants «Kriek».Packaged in souvenir wrappers, it will be a cute and delicious gift.
There is a possibility of a tax free refund when making a check in the respective stores and presenting the goods at the airport.