How to buy local?

Now more than ever, it is important to support local brands, and buy Belgian. With only 3 easy steps, you can endorse local shops and brands.

01. Search

There are a lot of Belgian brands out there. That’s why it might be hard to find a brand that suits your style and values.

Luckily, there are some website who can help you find your perfect match.

IkkoopBelgisch.be

This site shows Belgian fashion and designer brands. With a filter you can easily find a list of brands in different categories.

Choose between fashion, accessories and living. Filter on gender, occasion or item.

Lazysundays.be

A website that helps you discover shops in your region. During the lockdown, this platform lists up stores, web shops and restaurants. Small or big businesses, regional or local, Lazy Sundays put’s them all in a spotlight.

Each Sunday, starting from the 12th of April until the end of the crisis, all shops and bars on this platform offer you a discount, a small gift or personal thank you.

Want to discover a boutique or restaurant in your neighborhood? Filter in which region you would like to shop and narrow your selection down by giving in your postal code.

Flanders DC

Flanders DC supports Belgian brands, entrepreneurs, and creatives. In their magazine, they listed up a lot of Belgian labels in different categories such as fashion, film, music and design.

COSH!

Looking for sustainable clothing labels and shops? COSH! is the place to be. They show which brands and boutiques are sustainable and why. It helps you discover brands and physical shops with a route planner.

Now, during this lockdown, they are promoting online shopping, especially at physical stores. So, they can survive, thrive and grow after this crisis. With the turn-over shops make now, they can invest in next season.

 

02. Shop

Small businesses, upcoming brands and Belgian labels need your support. The only way to support local shops, is by shopping locally.

You are not only helping the local economy, but the environment as well. Shipping’s are no longer overseas, and therefore carbon emissions are minimized.

Everyone wins!

 

03. Share

Become an ambassador and spread the word.

Show off your new outfit, decorations or other Belgian goods by sharing them on your social platforms, tag your supplier and use #ikkoopbelgisch.

People will notice and follow your lead.