Local Love — A Fine Selection of Authentic Shops


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Local Love — A Fine Selection of Authentic Shops

Visit Bruges has lovingly prepared a selection of Bruges shopping venues with local character and neatly assembled them on one map. No mass production — only specialist businesses spread across the city, each offering top quality and each run for more than five years by a passionate local entrepreneur or a creative Bruges craftsperson. Their specialities are many and varied: delicatessen shops, interior design, original fashion stores, rare books and manuscripts. If you are looking for something a little bit out of the ordinary and are prepared to leave the beaten track to find it, shopping in shops where the locals also love to go, then the Local Love addresses are ideal for you. Sounds like your cup of tea? Pick up a free Local Love map from one of the tourist offices.


Although Bruges is often associated with the virtuosity and mastery of craftsmen from the past, today’s city is still a breeding ground for creative entrepreneurs of all kinds. You can find dozens of authentic shops, each offering that little extra something, often nestled alongside the more traditional and reputed art galleries and antique emporia. Shopping in Bruges is a veritable voyage of discovery, ranging from original and trendy newcomers, through vintage addresses that exude nostalgia, to classic establishments that have been run by the same family for generations.