The 5 best vintage shops Bruges

Brocante Café

Langestraat 57
+32 (0)494 85 73 95

Robbe and Joke have created a relaxed antique store where they sell old objects picked up in house sales. They claim everything in the shop is for sale expect the cash register. You might fall for a vintage stool, a plaster saint or a battered Belgian road sign. The owners also serve coffee and rare Belgian beers.

Vie de Vue

Hoogstraat 40
+32 (0)50 70 60 70

A rambling antique store filled with nostalgic objects, like wooden skates, plaster saints, mounted animal heads and empty glass jars to plant a terrarium inside. It’s a friendly place to browse with a neat price label attached to each item.

Selected by Françoise

Ezelstraat 100
+32 (0)50 33 71 04

Françoise Poulain runs a stylish vintage store in the trendy Ezelstraat. She’s quite choosy in what she sells. You find almost new designer clothes and accessories by expensive brands like Dries Van Noten, Paul Smith and Sophie D’Hoore. But nothing trashy.

Brocante Royal

Leopold II-laan 43-45 +32 (0)50 33 78 38
A former garage on the edge of town is crammed with a vast collection of dusty antiques. You find stuffed foxes, Chinese vases, framed photographs and chandeliers hung from the roof. Maybe you will come across something exotic to take back home.

Madam Mim

Hoogstraat 29
+32 (0)50 61 55 05

Madam Mim opened her vintage store in 2011 in a striking step gable house painted red. She trawls flea markets, fairs and house sales to find old stuff to sell, like sunglasses, dresses, lace, family photographs and boxes of buttons.