Finally, after a few years of vacancy and degradation, one of our most beautiful buildings has been re-opened. The Post plaza on the Korenmarkt has finally been restored in all it’s glory. Even better, 4 different concepts have finally reached Ghent, turning into one of the cities shopping hotspots.
We already had an Albert Heijn in the basement (thank god), but now there is much much more! The renovation of the building is absolutely beautiful. All the stores are wide open and flow into one another creating an open and fresh space. The marble floors and white walls are in beautiful contrast to the original ceiling and ornaments, creating a beautiful clash between modern aesthetic and old glory. I guess by now you’re wondering which concepts have found their home in this amazing building? Time to introduce you to them.
- Pain Quotidien
For many of you, this concept needs no more introduction, but what was new to me is that this is an entirely Belgian concept! With restaurants all over the world, this is definitely something to be proud of. This is actually the second Pain Quotidien in Ghent (the first one is located in the Kalandeberg) but still more than welcome. With many long tables, plenty of electrical sockets and free Wi-Fi, this will be my new favorite work spot. This and their delicious lunches, pastries and coffees of course!
- Sissy Boy
This Dutch concept store has a beautiful selection of fashion, accessories and gadgets for kids, men and women. The style is Scandinavian with a lot of natural tones. They already had a store in Antwerp but we are happy to finally welcome them in Ghent.
We predict Skins will be THE next favorite of all beauty fans in Belgium. With a selection of niche beautybrands such as Laura Mercier, Dyptique and Aesop even the most skeptical person will get intrigued. This Dutch chain chose Ghent as their first Belgian flagship store so we consider ourselves very lucky!
- Men at Work
Save the best for last? Definitely. This urban store is a personal favorite of ours. Not only because of their amazing selection of brands and pieces but even more for their Start Something platform. This platform enables young creatives to showcase their work in their stores. At the moment you can find work of famous Dutch typographer Ceizer and local artists from Ghent Studio Bam Bam. We can’t wait to discover more!
Shop till you drop: Postplaza, Korenmarkt, 9000 Ghent