Local Love: Unforgettable shopping addresses in Bruges

Don't miss out on a visit to these shops! From renowned specialty shops and family businesses with an outstanding level of service to innovative boutiques selling only handcrafted creations and hip vintage establishments that have stood the test of time, you will find it all here. And don't forget to surprise your friends back home with an original or handmade gift!

  • Hoet
    today: 09:00 - 18:30
    No trendy look, whether it's that of a designer, advertiser or woman in the media, is complete without Hoet glasses.
  • Chapellerie Baeckelandt
    today: 14:00 - 18:00
    For more than two decades, Frédérique Baeckelandt has been kitting out the locals with suitable hats.
  • ’t Apostelientje
    today: closed
    ’t Apostelientje, established nearly 30 years ago, is the place to be for handmade lace.
  • The Chocolate Line
    today: 10:30 - 18:30
    Dominique Persoone, the man who runs The Chocolate Line, is a legend both at home and abroad.
  • Alfa Papyrus
    today: closed
    Here, you will find quirky calligraphy cards and pebbles, special handmade paper and various unique creations, ranging from small note books to solid, timeless photo albums.
  • Djamil Zenasni
    today: 14:00 - 17:00
    Djamil Zenasni’s passion is restoring and re-upholstering antique or worn-out seats in the traditional way.
  • Peter Quijo
    today: closed
    More than 60 years ago, father Quijo opened this exclusive jewellery store.
  • Ginkgo
    today: 11:00 - 18:00
    A solid-silver, timeless collection of jewellery, handmade in our own workshop at an affordable price.
  • Think Twice - T2
    today: 10:00 - 18:00
    There’s second-hand shops and there’s … Think Twice, the second-hand Valhalla.
  • KinGin
    today: closed
    Every day, Nikolaas and Nathalie work tête-à-tête at their immensely long counter for hours.
  • Frederiek Van Pamel
    today: closed

    He decorates fairy tale parties for the rich and famous, but anyone who doesn't want to or can't spend thousands of euros is also welcome at Frederiek Van Pamel’s particularly stylish universe.

  • Lunabloom
    today: 14:00 - 17:00
    At Lunabloom, you can only find nice things: for little girls and big girls, and also - a small selection - for boys.
  • Leeloo
    today: 10:00 - 18:00
    A trendy city boutique run by cool guys who conjure up both crazy window displays and wayward trend collections.
  • Le Pain de Sebastien
    today: 07:30 - 18:30
    You can tell the bread is made with love at Le Pain de Sebastien, a genuine artisanal bakery where you generally have to wait patiently in line, as the whole of Bruges seems to be crazy about Sebastien’s bread.
  • Juliette - Handmade Biscuits
    today: 10:00 - 18:00

    Juliette Handmade Biscuits, a shop with an open bakery full of biscuits made with the finest ingredients following grandmother’s recipe, without preservatives, additives or artificial colourings.

  • Zucchero Confiserie
    today: closed
    Curious tourists, expectant mothers and school kids with a healthy appetite – nobody wants to miss out on the colourful spectacle of sweets Zucchero has on offer.
  • Simbolik
    today: closed
    Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, masters in the art of calligraphy write to their hearts’ desire in this open studio.
  • Atelier Maud Bekaert
    today: closed
    Engraver Maud Bekaert engraves her own poems, and you can find her stone artwork dotted around the centre of Bruges.
  • Pralinette
    today: 09:00 - 18:00
    This family business sells hand-filled chocolates made of fine, dark chocolate, without adding sugar.
  • Sukerbuyc
    today: 08:30 - 18:30
    Sukerbuyc is the point of reference in Bruges and the surrounding area.
  • Twee Meisjes
    today: closed
    ‘Dress yourself happy’ is the motto of Twee Meisjes (Two Girls) and this can be done effortlessly here, both online and offline.
  • Spegelaere chocolaterie
    today: closed
    The Chocolatier Spegelaere is described by connoisseurs as Bruges' best-kept secret.
  • Den Elder
    today: 10:00 - 18:30
    If you like browsing and scouring shops for hours for that one special book, that obscure LP or CD, that ground-breaking comic or absurd DVD series, you can do so at Den Elder to your heart’s content.
  • ShoeRecrafting
    today: closed
    Luc Decuyper re-soles and restores your shoes using only traditional techniques.
  • Recour
    today: 09:00 - 12:15 / 14:00 - 18:30
    It seems as if time at Recour stood still years ago.
  • Depla chocolaterie
    today: 10:00 - 18:00

    The tight, contemporary interior suggests otherwise, but the Chocolaterie Depla was established in 1958 and indeed by the father of Pol Depla who runs the establishment today.

  • Suère
    today: 10:00 - 12:00 / 13:30 - 18:00
    If you’re on the lookout for a unique wedding dress, suit or a festive cocktail dress, your every wish will be fulfilled in this boutique.
  • Selected by Françoise
    today: closed

    There are second-hand stores, and then there’s Selected by Françoise.

  • Rombaux
    today: 14:00 - 18:30
    This music temple has been promoting classical music, jazz and superior contemporary work for three generations.
  • Sweertvaegher
    today: closed
    This story begins in Ypres in 1933 and shifts to Bruges in 1950.
  • Quicke
    today: 10:00 - 18:30
    For more than 100 years, Quicke has been a concept.
  • De Raaklijn
    today: 09:00 - 18:00
    Since bookstore Raaklijn opened its doors back in 1961, it has been a home to literature fans, a place where you can rummage for hours.
  • De Corte
    today: closed
    Stylish Montblanc pens, handy Moleskine notebooks and much more.
  • D's Deldycke Traiteurs
    today: 10:00 - 18:30
    This is the place to be for city-tripping foodies.
  • Dumon chocolaterie
    today: 10:00 - 18:30

    Every bit as special is the brainchild of Stephan Dumon, the Chocolaterie Dumon.

  • De Striep
    today: 13:30 - 19:00
    Little - and not so little - kids have the time of their life in this overfull comic store where you can buy complete series, special editions, posters and gadgets.
  • Callebert
    today: 10:00 - 18:00
    A design store that has no equal.
  • De Krokodil
    today: 10:00 - 12:30 / 14:00 - 18:30
    Rather than plastic toys from Asia, this store prides itself on selling only original wooden quality toys.
  • D'Haenens
    today: 09:00 - 12:00 / 13:30 - 18:30
    D'Haenens, a shop where everyone sees the light!
  • De Reyghere
    today: 08:30 - 18:15
    At De Reyghere, the whole world comes together.
  • Goûts et Couleurs
    today: closed
    There is no accounting for taste, but at Goûts et Couleurs, they know their stuff.
  • Scharlaeken Handwerk
    today: 10:00 - 13:00 / 13:45 - 18:00
    Embroiderers, lace makers and other creative souls can browse to their hearts' content in this shop, which is nothing short of a treasure trove.
  • Diksmuids Boterhuis
    today: closed
    The Diksmuids Boterhuis has been a concept since 1936.
  • Confiserie De Clerck
    today: 10:00 - 12:00 / 13:00 - 18:00
    This sweet shop first saw the light of day some 100 years ago, when 'spekke' (caramelised chew) was sold here, and in 1948, when the grandparents of the current owner took over, the range was considerably extended.
  • Michelangelo Interiors
    today: 13:30 - 18:30
    Asian antiques, vintage design, Japanese furniture or resounding Italian designers...
  • De Kaasbolle
    Anyone who can appreciate a fine piece of outstanding matured cheese should pay De Kaasbolle a visit.
  • Madam Mim
    today: 11:00 - 18:00
    At Madam Mim, you can find both antique lace and a light-blue fan from the 1950s, crockery from the happy 70s, homemade flower brooches and vintage dresses.
  • Troc
    Granted, Troc is tucked away quite well.
  • Jerry’s Cigar Bar
    today: 08:00 - 18:30
    This place has been selling tobacco for more than 150 years.
  • Olivier's Chocolate
    today: 11:00 - 18:30

    Choosing is losing.

  • Javana
    today: 09:00 - 18:00
    For over half a century, quality coffee has been roasted here in the traditional manner.
  • Parallax
    today: 12:00 - 18:00
    The one-stop men’s shop in Bruges, where fashion-conscious men find exclusive and top-quality collections, both business and casual.
  • Villa Maria
    today: 10:00 - 18:30

    The city store of Villa Maria has been selling casual quality fashion for him and her for 40 years.

  • L’Heroïne
    today: 10:00 - 13:00 / 14:00 - 18:00
    For over twenty years, l’héroïne has been the meeting place for the cream of Belgian fashion.
  • Brugse Boekhandel
    today: 09:00 - 12:30 / 13:30 - 18:30
    Since 1934, Brugse Boekhandel has been located along the Dyver.
  • De Loge van Marec en Aspe
    today: closed

    This is the bookshop, cartoon gallery and café of Aspe NV publishers in the heart of Bruges, a stone’s throw from the Grote Markt.

  • De Witte Pelikaan

    Fans of Christmas from all over the world flock to De Witte Pelikaan where it is Christmas every day.

  • Janssen
    today: closed

    Girls and boys, if you have a soft spot for shoes it’s best to stay away from Janssen.

  • Chocolatier Van Oost
    today: 10:00 - 18:00

    Bruges locals have been stocking up on their handmade pralines for 40 years here.

  • Exceller Bikes
    today: 10:00 - 18:00

    A trendy bike boutique that is chock full of authentic, original and handmade luxury bikes.

  • Het Brugs Theehuis
    today: 10:00 - 18:30

    Tea connoisseurs feel right at home at Het Brugs Theehuis.

  • Sibo
    today: 09:00 - 18:00

    Sibo sparkles in the lovely Smedenstraat.

  • Quattro
    today: 10:00 - 18:00

    Quattro has been established for over 30 years and is the place for women who like better-quality fashion.

  • Juno
    today: closed

    A home furnishings shop that feels like a cosy warm blanket.

  • Du Fossé
    today: 09:00 - 12:30 / 13:30 - 18:00

    Would you prefer a sleek design?

  • Ark Van Zarren
    today: 10:00 - 18:30

    It's peace and quiet all round in the fairy-tale universe of Ark Van Zarren.

  • De Munt
    today: closed

    This is a top-class find, on a peaceful and equally quiet little square.

  • Lilola
    today: 10:00 - 18:00

    Lilola’s motto is live, love and laugh.

  • Het Chocoladehuisje
    today: 09:30 - 18:30

    One of Bruges’ cutest places for chocolate is hidden away just a stone’s throw from the Markt.

  • Vie de vue
    today: closed

    Martine Van Melckebeke criss-crossed Belgium and the world to make the greatest discoveries in dusty lofts.

  • Dag en Zonne
    today: 10:00 - 12:30 / 14:00 - 18:30

    At the beginning of Langestraat is one of the most charming and most photographed shops of Bruges.

  • Nostalgie
    today: 14:00 - 19:00
    From antiques to flea-market finds, small furniture, jewellery and everything in between.
  • Koekegoed!
    today: closed

    In the middle of the city, the Lange Bakker is imperceptibly doing what he does best: baking traditional biscuits, sponge cakes and other cakes.

  • Sanskriet
    today: closed

    Solid wood furniture that excels by its refined lines.

  • Boetiek Ruth
    today: 14:00 - 18:00

    It took Boetiek Ruth no time at all to become the go-to shop for every Bruges fashionista.

  • Au Bonheur des Dames
    today: closed

    Belgian linen, beautiful floral fabrics and nostalgic bric-a-brac as well as cute, old-fashioned charm – you’ll find it all in this lovely interiors boutique.

  • Cafuné specialty coffee bar and shop
    today: 08:30 - 17:30

    This lovely little coffee bar doesn’t serve standard coffee – it’s the real deal, here.

  • Hemelse Taartjes
    today: 09:30 - 18:00

    Impressive layered cakes, magical wedding cakes, cookies in all colours, flavours, shapes and sizes…if it’s sweet, you’ll find it here!

  • Pim Pam Poen
    today: 14:00 - 18:00

    There are dull, standard children’s shoes.

  • Dame de Pique
    today: 10:00 - 13:00 / 14:00 - 18:00

    Every season, the team at stylish boutique Dame de Pique gets to work picking the best items from the best fashion collections, resulting in a trendy mix of By Malene Birger, Dorothee Schumacher and  LN Andes.

  • Shaperslab
    today: 10:00 - 18:00

    Surfers no longer need to dream of having their own custom-made surfboard.

  • Lace Centre
    today: 09:30 - 17:00

    The Lace Centre will take you on an amazing journey through the history of lace in Bruges.

  • Diamond House Brugge
    today: 10:30 - 17:30

    Everyone knows diamonds are a girl’s best friend!

  • Schaeverbeke
    today: 07:30 - 19:00

    This bakery has been a popular destination in Bruges for 35 years.

  • Cuvee
    today: closed

    Cuvee, Bar à Vin Naturel is located on one of Bruges’ hippest streets.

  • Virgul
    today: 10:00 - 18:00

    A range of great brands, a mix of Scandinavian, Italian and Belgian names, and a selection of carefully chosen items results in a very special mix-and-match collection.

  • Textile Scharlaeken
    today: 13:45 - 18:30

    Textiel Scharlaeken is a household name in the Bruges area thanks to its large selection of stylish, top-quality nightwear, underwear, stockings, tights, bath- and bed-linen and table linen.

  • Frames Garemyn
    today: 14:00 - 18:00

    Each frame is unique at Kunstzaak Garemyn, holder of the Handmade in Brugge label and with 40 years of experience of creating frames in their own workshop - from self-designed frames which are then gilded, silver-plated, lacquered or varnished to paper or linen-covered passe-partouts. 

  • De Kobbe
    today: 10:00 - 12:00 / 14:00 - 18:00

    De Kobbe is a premium second hand boutique.

  • Juwelier Peirsegaele
    today: closed

    Peirsegaele jewellers, which was started in 1959, is a good, honest family business with its own workshop where jewellery and watches are restored and family jewellery given a new lease of life.

  • Marianne Vandenbussche
    today: closed

    This is the place to come for contemporary, quirky ceramics and porcelain.

  • Vanhille Grubert
    today: closed

    In a building tucked away on the Ezelstraat, Danish designer Emilie Grubert and Belgian upholsterer Jeffrey Vanhille have joined forces.

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