Vintage shopping in Leuven

Leuven residents love shopping for second-hand goods. Looking for unique shops during your visit to Leuven? We list a few of them for you below!

23 October 2023

Loved by the locals: Think Twice

A real favourite among locals is Think Twice. You will find this second-hand chain everywhere in Belgium, including in Leuven, and you can shop for vintage clothes there. A new range of garments and accessories appears in the shop every five weeks and the shop organises 1 euro & 2 euro days when you can buy all items from the previous collection for one or two euros.

Think Twice • Diestsestraat 255, 3000 Leuven

Rebellious & retro: RIOT

Walk a little further along the street to RIOT. A real paradise for vintage lovers. From colourful ’90s jackets and jeans to sneakers and leather handbags, you’ll leave here feeling completely “new”.

RIOT • Diestsestraat 205, 3000 Leuven

Just that little bit more: Cyaankali

For those vintage pearls from the fashion houses, you need to visit Cyaankali. Every week, this second-hand shop selects new pieces from the collections of Belgian designers such as Dries Van Noten and Ann Demeulemeester or international labels such as Prada, Marc Jacobs or Balenciaga.

Cyaankali • Diestsestraat 153, 3000 Leuven

High quality vintage: Rawette

Rawette has been specialising in quality vintage for more than 40 years. Here you can buy the best labels at affordable prices. Designer pieces by the Belgian Raf Simons, Louis Vuitton and Dior can all be found on the shelves in this shop. After your visit to Rawette, be sure to head to the convivial Joris Helleputtenplein and enjoy a delicious coffee in Swartehond or world cuisine in the Wereldcafé.

Rawette • Den Tempst 13, 3000 Leuven

Creative market: Camping Flamingo

Looking for beautiful handmade jewellery, prints, self-thrown ceramics or second-hand clothes? Then this Sunday flea and craft market is the right place for you. Each month, you can find the coolest items at 40 exhibitors in the bustling Hal 5. Hungry and thirsty from all that browsing? Sit yourself down on a deckchair on the lawn or in the cosy food court.

Camping Flamingo • Locomotievenstraat, 3010 Leuven

Books: De Slegte

Right in the centre, on Bondgenotenlaan, there is Boekhandel De Slegte, the perfect shop for second-hand and discounted books. From fantasy and science fiction novels, young adult fiction to books about history and philosophy, every book fanatic is sure to find something here. Tip: walk along Bondgenotenlaan to the Grote Markt and admire the beautiful Saint Peter’s Church and the Gothic Town Hall.

De Slegte • Bondgenotenlaan 47, 3000 Leuven

Make it a vintage shopping weekend

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