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Vintage & Design in Ostend

If you love vintage and design, you’ll be good in Ostend. The city offers you a route with several places to rest or think about your next dream purchase.

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Design Oostende

What? Colourful socks by Missouni, pink chairs with brass legs by Arne Jacobsen, golden gummy bears, olive oil by Pascale Naessens and those delicious shower gels by Costes. Thanks to Lien, the owner, who looks for the gadgets you will find nowhere else, this lifestyle shop will make you fall in love immediately with its design happiness cut to size. Must have! Old plane carts are restored and transformed in fancy bars on wheels. You will also find nightstands, kitchen aids, etc. because everything is possible at Design Oostende.

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Galerie Beau Site

What? Galerie Beau Site (Beau Site Galery in English) brings Food, Art and Design together. You will find an exposition of caricatures by groundbreaking Ostend artists, eat and drink something or look at the beautiful vintage furniture and accessories; this all with a sea view. There is not plenty of stuff but just one well-chosen selection that will spice up any room. The Casala chairs are a must have! We give you this piece of advice before rushing in to get them: do not park your car too far away and bring some some strong men along.

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White Interiors

What? Vintage fans all over the world easily find their way to Mike’s. It is not just a boutique, it is a paradise filled with Scandinavian furniture but also Belgian and Italian masterpieces from the 50s and the 60s. Be quick as the offer changes quickly. Must have! At Mike’s, everything asks for your attention and it will be hard for you not to buy anything. We warned you!

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Funky Vintage

What? Funky Vintage is 500 m2 retro fun with second-hand designs from the 50s, 60s and even the 70s. A newly covered vintage Togo, a Joe Colombo or a table by Willy Van Der Meeren and everything in between. Yes, a lot of vintage happiness. Must have! There is only one chair made out of teak wood and covered in goat skin left; be quick!

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Maison Saints & Bullies

What? Maison Saints & Bullies is without a doubt the most popular vintage shop. It is not a big supply chain but it has small collections made by locals. Its own brand, Saints & Bullies offers the cutest retro clothing but also leather handbags from Snaaskerke or jewels from Bruges. It is small but nice! Must have! Even though you think you are rebellious, you will immediately fall in love with this innocent retro fashion!

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Maison d'Art

People who like to stray from the beaten path, looking for something different or unusual and who like positive energy have found their way to Maison d'Art in Ostend for several years. You know the adage in art: “Either you like it, or you don’t”. So it’s up to you to decide how to give your interior that wow effect. We represent Belgian and international artists.

Look no further, whether you are into French chic, a Vogue interior, bohemian and art, authentic and unique examples of country living, a more Boho style, a rustic, Baroque or modern interior with some art thrown in for good measure.

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De Kringwinkel Kust

Everyone enters the Kringwinkel, which sells pre-loved items, with a different idea in their head. Some go to snap up useful second-hand items for themselves or others, but passionate collectors also often spend hours browsing this paradise and sometimes spot an item they have been looking for for quite some time. The offering changes daily and you can find items in every style and price category here, from retro to more contemporary. Do visit regularly to see what’s available. The laidback, pleasant ambience means shopping here is fun for the whole family, without breaking the bank.

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BarbArt (by Barbara Gilbert)

This concept store matches beauty with quality. Here you can find art, design items, fashion and original gift ideas, by such brands as Koziol, Stelton, La Femme Garniture, Bon Bini, P'tit Pot, Rindu and so on. Barbara purposefully chooses to inspire and surprise her customers with a varied selection of original and qualitative design and fashion items, as well as art. She regularly partners with new artists, showcasing new work.

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Help! Hungry and thirsty!

Do you want to stick to that vintage ambience? Feel like a latte or a shrimp croquette? Then head to De Grote Post, where the grand café with its vintage interior has all this and more. Afterwards you can enjoy a traditional filter coffee at Brasserie du Parc and end the evening at Histoires d’O over a G&T. Cheers!

Lafayette

If Marvin Gaye was still alive, then we’re positively certain that Lafayette would be his favourite hangout. This music bar brings soul and funk to life in Ostend. And of course, there’s a picture of Marvin himself on the wall!

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Copador

The place to go for a pre-dinner drink! Order a fragrant coffee, a delicious glass of wine, or a cocktail that delivers a punch at this cosy bar. On the weekends, they invite Belgian DJs, who usually play eclectic music sets.

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