The 5 best shops for accessories in Ghent
1) Els Robberechts
Ghent hat designer Els Robberechts moved in 2016 to a new workshop in the Patershol district. Here she creates unique hats for her private clients, as well as organising hat-making workshops. Call before you visit to make an appointment.
Ghent designer Pearl-Lisa De Buck creates unique handbags in a work space next to the River Leie in the old industrial quarter. She uses unusual materials like rubber and ostrich leather to make exclusive bags in vivid colours.
Clarice Bressinck studied fashion in Ghent before opening this appealing little shop. She sells solid necklaces, long woollen scarves and bags made from recycled fabrics. Her prices are more affordable than you might expect.
Textile designer Sophie Speck opened a stylish little shop in 2017 where she sells unique objects handmade by Belgian designers. The carefully-chosen items include ceramic cups, leather bags, jewellery, notebooks and a distinctive Ghent gin. Well worth a look if you are in the Patershol quarter.
Sofie Taillieu sells fashionable shoes by Italian, Spanish and Danish designers. Her shop occupies a strange modern brick building with curved walls and round windows. The store stocks labels that you don’t find easily, along with bags and gloves to complete the look.
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