The story of the Brussels Vintage Market started 5 years ago at Madame Moustache, a Brussels café, with about a dozen vintage vendors. We stayed there for six months and then moved to the K–nal club in Brussels which provided space for more vendors. At that point, we extended our selection to include designers and craftsmen to give a new dynamic to our market, expand its offerings and especially give young artists an opportunity to sell their collections without having to open a shop. A year later, the market packed its bags again and moved to the charming Halles Saint-Géry, with about 40 vintage and second-hand vendors and more than 20 designers.
The Brussels Vintage Market is held every first Sunday of the month, from noon to 7 pm, welcoming nearly 2500 visitors every time. The event makes for a fun sunday shopping experience in an original setting where you can enjoy a drink among friends or lunch on a terrace. All this in a retro musical atmosphere.
Vintage fashion now encompasses several genres, awakening the nostalgia for our childhood and the previous generations. It gives us a taste of times we would love to have lived. Nowadays, the trend for second-hand goods is booming in a direct response to our ecological and economic concerns. The vintage trend is becoming a new style in its own right, as old styles are reinterpreted and/or customized by today's fashion artists.
After 4 years of steady dates with Brussels, Brussels Vintage Market wants it both ways and starts dating Bocadero in Antwerp on weekends, while calling itself Antwerp Vintage Market.
Originally conceived as a monthly rendezvous for all things fashionably retro, Brussels Vintage Market quickly became the vintage fair of the Halles Saint Géry at the heart of the capital, but now prepares herself winning over the heart of the Antwerp region.
Antwerp Vintage Market offers a fine selection of vintage exhibitors from every corner of Belgium, France, the Netherlands, and far beyond, offering a wide array of clothing, accessories, small furniture, deco, artwork and diverse 100% retro stuff.
Discover the original collections of our designers striving for the top, or even better, find our exquisite stand with cupcakes, funky DJ’s, food, drinks, some fun, and then some more fun !
Antwerp Vintage Market allows friends and family to rediscover the small pleasures of bygone times.
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Relive the Glorious 30ies, the Swinging Sixties, the Disco Seventies or the Pop Eighties, during a weekend that is totally dedicated to the universe of vintage. It's a real music festival, located in the halls and the esplanade of Brussels Expo, in front of the Atomium ! The ideal location to admire your favorite artists live onstage.
Flashback is also the biggest vintage market of Europe : clothes and accessories, haute-couture, design furniture, juke-boxes and gramophones, vinyl and arcade games, as well as oldtimers with 2, 3 or 4 wheels. Don't miss the roller disco, the male and female beauty corner, the dance lessons, the foodtrucks… All very retro !
It's THE unmissable appointment for a crowd of all ages that wishes to be submerged in the incredible atmosphere of the 50ies trhough 80ies. 27 > 29 May 2016. www.flashbackfestival.be
Flashback, the vintage festival ! (edition 2015)
Retrorama, the vintage festival ! (edition 2014)
The idea: a pop-up retail store of vintage, second-hand clothes and accessories in a unique place for just a few hours. The sale opens its doors to vintage lovers searching for the best pieces and the best deals. Everything in the store is sold by the kilo: shoes, bags, clothing, coats etc.
The price per kilo is € 15, which should get you 3 to 4 pieces on average. The store is equipped with large scales so you can weigh your purchases to suit your budget. Vintageneration, our partner for these one-day events, comes straight from Amsterdam with truckloads of treasures from yesteryear !
The sale is organized in a new spot each time, and is announced on our web site.
More than 40 stallholders will gather to sell their wardrobe favourites. Clothes and accessories for men and women will be on sale in small pop-up shops. All the goods on sale will be second-hand, stylish and in good condition, with some name brand items on offer too.
Smart Shopping : new life for Pre-loved Clothes
The Dressing Room gives pride of place to second-hand goods, encouraging everyone to become responsible, ecologically-aware consumers, given the problems of over-consumption in the textile industry. Quite apart from environmental concerns, buying second-hand is bang on trend and offers you the chance to uncover a rare treasure while saving money.
In a bright and cosy space, The Dressing Room will also offer a gourmet brunch. Every product on sale will be locally-sourced and healthy, in harmony with the theme of environmentally-friendly, local shopping.
This will all take place in the beautiful Guichets room of the BIP building, a short walk from Parc de Bruxelles. The BIP building also has a gorgeous outdoor space, which will be turned into a sun terrace for the occasion.