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.
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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.
This smart little shoe shop is located on an intimate cobbled square in the heart of Ghent. The owner stocks a limited selection of quality women’s shoes by European brands, along with colourful bags, scarves and socks.
5) Walk the Line
This is more than just a shoe shop. Founded in 2014, it stocks an inspiring range of handmade shoes for men and women by sustainable European brands, like Lemon Jelly of Portugal and Kost of France. But the shop is also an art gallery that exhibits work by local artists and photographers.
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