Handmade in Brugge: discover different kinds of textile in Bruges

When being in Bruges you can find a lot of big shops which are selling and offering different kinds of textile just in the big shopping areas. 
However, if you are leisurely strolling through the slightly smaller streets, you can also find some individually, extraordinary and creative textile shops. Shops, where designers apply new materials in their work and experiment with different kinds of innovative materials which inspire them.

Let’s check out some great possibilities for unique handmade shopping and restoration:

Djamil Zenasni
Djamil Zenasni is known for restoring and reupholstering chairs and seats in the traditional way. He has a wide range of materials to choose from, from budget friendly materials to exclusive ones. You will be more than welcome to visit his inspiring showroom in the Hoogstraat 42 and you will get an advice from a passionate seat maker and upholsterer for sure.

(c) Claudia Henkel

Address: Hoogstraat 42
Opening hours: 
Monday, Thursday and Friday afternoon from 2pm to 5pm
Saturday from 10:30pm to 12:30pm and from 2pm to 5pm

Chapellerie Baekelandt 
Chapellerie Baekelandt is a shop for hats and caps. Frederique, the shop owner, took over the shop in 1991. She is now creating and designing fashionable, individual hats and caps for men and women. All hats and caps are of top quality for a competitive price. Frederique is also offering an after sales service (including free annual cleaning). If you need a hat for a special occasion and you don’t want to buy it, you have the possibility to rent it. Make sure you are going to visit this shop, as it will definitely inspire you.

Address: Ezelstraat 120
Opening hours: 
Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 2pm to 6pm
Saturday from 10am to 12pm and from 2pm to 6pm

Sun Mae 
Sun Mae is a shop, offering handcrafted, luxurious, high-quality lingerie for women. In her stylish boutique, you can choose from different kinds of unique lingerie and there is no doubt about it that you will be inspired after a visit.

(c) Claudia Henkel

Address: Hoogstraat 25
Opening hours: see website

If you are looking for wedding, cocktail and party dresses or even suit clothes, Suère is worth a visit. The shop is just a few meters away from Steenstraat and Noordzandstraat, which are the two main shopping streets in Bruges.
Suère is offering very beautiful, handmade dresses and suits in which you will catch all eyes on every occasion. 

(c) Claudia Henkel

Address: Zilverstraat 29,
Opening hours: 
Monday to Saturday from 10am to 12pm and from 1:30pm to 6pm
Thursdayy by appointment

Toope Hoeden
At Toope Hoeden you can find exclusive handmade hats. From extravagant suitehats to furhats, you will find a lot of vatiations there. They are even offering extraordinary bow ties and stylish hairpieces. Everything is made with passion in their own studio.

Address: Hoefijzerlaan 70
Opening hours:
by appointment only

There is a free, official city tour app which you can easily download: Xplore Bruges. You will also find a tour for Handmade in Brugge there. Just follow the markings on the map and check out which places are worth a visit. The app is a nice and comfortable way to discover some more places which attach importance to handmade.