The Fashion Department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Antwerp is viewed as one of the most important and most influential fashion trainings in the world. Ann Demeulemeester, Dries Van Noten, Martin Margiela, Raf Simons… are just some of the iconic designers that this city has produced. The city also has a big range of streetwear stores, we’ve listed our favorite ones for you.
Renaissance and Princess
Renaissance and Princess are two multi-brand stores that are part of Princess Group. Princess Group was founded by the mother of current owner Karin Heeren, and grandmother of co-owner Astrid Somers. Their family story started in 1953 with a small baby store, but they grew into a group that owns multiple luxury fashion stores in both Antwerp and the Belgian coast. Renaissance features women and menswear and has a range of high-end brands such as Rick Owens and Maison Martin Margiela. But you can also find brands such as Off-White and Yeezy. Princess has less streetwear brands in their collection, but it’s still worth a visit. Brands as Allude, Micheal Kors, Moncler, Max Mara … are just some examples of brands in their collection.
Address Renaissance: Lange Gasthuisstraat 16 – 2000 Antwerp
Address Princess: Lange Gasthuisstraat 12 – 2000 Antwerp