With a wide variety of stores, ranging from unique little shops to global chains, Leuven has something for every shopper.
For electronics, books, music, and even concert tickets, stop by the Belgium institution FNAC. The Jewelry store “Twice as Nice” prides itself on offering fashionable and affordable jewelry for women of all ages. For those into tennis, skiing, snowboarding, soccer, or that just enjoy an active lifestyle, United Brands sells a wide variety of sporting goods and clothing with a focus on winter sports. Also, they rent and service skis and snowboards.
Van Eyck Kookwinkle carries an interesting selection of kitchen utensils and gadgets. The Living Lounge stocks rare and original retro items from the sixties and seventies. Located in a beautiful row house in Leuven, Essenza is one of a small chain of bath, beauty, and health products with a dozen shops throughout Belgium. The budget conscious will appreciate Rowette, a second-hand clothing store that focuses on used designer clothing. The funky little shop “Oxen” sells handmade glassware, lamps, jewelry, and more, much of it with an Oriental or Middle Eastern touch. Serena sells lace fans, umbrellas, porcelain dolls, antique bobbins, knick-knacks, and the like.
Oil & Vinegar stocks just the right products for cooking and healthy eating enthusiasts. They offer a variety of original, and delicious, culinary gifts. Many of which can be sampled in the shop. The homemade chocolate at Tartufo stands out in a country famous for chocolate. Vini France carries a huge selection of wines from around the world.
Editor’s Note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about shopping in Leuven.