LA GALERIE DU ROI
As you can see on the map above, three arteries form the Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert: the King's Gallery, the Queen's Gallery and the Prince's Gallery.
(See also information in this blog, activities section)
Three galleries that pay tribute to the royal family.
Elegant galleries dedicated to strolling, entertainment, good food and shopping.
Don't they form a real "little village"?
Today, the galleries are home to some fifty luxury boutiques, a hundred private apartments and some six millions passers-by per year.
We propose a walk in the King's Gallery, in various stores.
Shopping mall in a historical monument.
The galerie du Roi…. between the rue des Bouchers and the rue d'Arenberg.
Below, the map that you will find in « La Gazette » (paper version) available at the entrance of the Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert and in the reception/libraries of the Aris Grand Place and Alma Grand Place hotels.
Free of charge.
(See also blog, activities section)
Shopping makes you happy, reduces stress. Especially in this fascinating place! So take this time for yourself. A pure pleasure.
Address : 29 Galerie Du Roi, 1000 Bruxelles
Phone : 02 513 82 33
Open 7 days a week - from 10H00 - 18H30
Recognizable Logo : a alloping racehorse drawn by the illustrator Turenne Chevallereau.
Do not hesitate to stroll in the store, take your time, ask for advice...
Luggage, handbags, accessories, shoes and ready-to-wear. Luxury leather goods.
French elegance. A unique know-how, a real passion for leather. International renown.
The Maison Longchamp was founded in Paris in 1948 by Jean Cassegrain around the accessory of the pipe (très à la mode) (very fashionable) that he sheathes with leather, just like the cigarette lighter : cowhide, refined leather, crocodile...
At the Liberation, many foreign soldiers, Americans, Australians, Russians, Canadians, English, came to buy their pipes...
What would our Belgian surrealist artist René Magritte (1898-1967) would think ?
What about you?
This painting is entitled "La trahison des images".
Is it not an incentive to become aware of representations and a reflection on the meanings of words and the meaning of images?
An image is never the object "in itself" but a representation subject to interpretation.
The Magritte Museum (created in 2009) will be exceptionally closed between Tuesday 14 and Thursday 30 March 2023.
Address : Pl. Royale 1, 1000 Bruxelles
Phone : 02 508 32 11
In 2022, a store dedicated to Magritte opened on the Grand Place in Brussels : « The Magritte Shop » (See blog, activities section).
Address : Grand Place 6, 1000 Bruxelles
Phone : 02 346 83 00
Maison Longchamp is still owned and operated by the family.
The brand officially launched its leather goods business in 1955.
In 1978, pipes made a final appearance in their catalog.
Iconic bags like :
- « Le Pliage », a must-have.
Created in 1993 and designed by Philippe Cassegrain (son of the founderr Jean Cassegrain), revolutionary concept.
Its design has evolved in terms of proportions, ears, cuffs, flap, without losing its soul.
Jean Cassegrain had thought of putting a mill to justify his name ("casse grain") ... but his cousin who sold "Mobylette" (=moped) had already used it.
As he passed every day in front of the mill of the Longchamp racetrack, he was inspired by it.
Pliage: the world's best-selling bag
Shaped like a trapezium, it can be folded and unfolded as often as you like.
A "must have". In 2019, the My Pliage Signature bag is made from recycled bottles.
- « The Roseau », and its bamboo clasp, inspired by duffle-coat buttons.
Another best-seller of the brand (created in 1992).
80% of Longchamp products are made in France.
French "know-how" at a gallop.
One cannot help but think of the name of the famous « Hippodrome de Longchamp » which vibrates to the rhythm of the gallop. Racetrack located in the southwest of the Bois de Boulogne in Paris.
Longchamp has a prominent place in New York Fashion Week.
***** GALLERY OPTIC
Address : Galerie du Roi 25, 1000 Bruxelles
Phone : +32 (0)2 513 53 21
From Monday to Saturday from 10H00 to 18H00.
Optician and eyewear store (installed in the Gallery for over 20 years).
Gallery Optic offers you its services as an optician, optometrist and contactologist.
***** LES NEREIDES
Adress : Galerie du Roi, 1000 Bruxelles
Phone : +32 (0)2 503 59 54
From Tuesday to Saturday, from 10H30 to 18H00
The Néréides, beyond the Greek origin of the name (fifty marine nymphs),
it is a romantic, cheerful and refined universe.
Creators of high fashion jewelry since 1980. ... Brooches, earrings, bracelets, necklaces and rings ...
Thanks to Pascale and Enzo Amaddéo.
Attention to detail
The jewelry is handmade. Each piece is unique!
Jewelry of "high quality".
The collection is accompanied by perfumes and scented candles, made in Grasse in the South of France, in the pure tradition of the great perfumers.
Aren't fragrances real companions and memory catchers ?
ll of the world's most prestigious megacities have their Néréids.
Enter the store without knocking.
Adress: Galerie du Roi 21, 1000 Brussels
Phone: 02 304 45 56
Monday to Saturday : 11H00-18H30 Sunday : 12H00-18H30
Belgian brand (founded in Antwerp in 2016) of handbags, by women and for active and fashion conscious women ( synonymous with luxury and functionality).
Founders : Helga Meersmans et Ine Verhae
Did you know that on average, women spend more than 80 days in their lives looking for their belongings in their handbag?
"Show me the contents of your purse and I'll tell you who you are"... pretty debatable precept, right?
Minimalist design with cleverly designed interior compartments to protect their smartphone, laptop or iPad, charger, keys, pen, makeup, jewelry, glasses, snacks, lipstick and all their little secrets.... (But which ones?)
At Kaai : aesthetic and functional handbag.
For the name, the two budding designers were inspired by the Antwerp docks, a place where people are traditionally always on the go.
If you come to Antwerp (in Dutch, Antwerpen), don't hesitate to take a walk on these quays and contemplate among other things the building of the Museum aan de Stroom (Museum on the river), known as the "MAS" (collections of ethnographic and maritime museums), a striking model of contemporary architecture.
Spectacular view from the upper floors.
Address : Galerie du Roi 17/19, 1000 Bruxelles
Phone : 02 387 48 70
From Monday to Saturday : 10H30-18H00
The Belgian watch brand whose name was inspired by one of the famous bends in the Spa-Francorchamps Formula 1 circuit in Belgium.
The Raidillon is a series of "left-right-left" turns, the main characteristic of which is the vertiginous climb offered by the right-hand turn, while the exit of this curve is on the left and leads to a long straight.
Raidillon, an exclusive brand was born in 2001. Its limited edition watches and modern accessories embody the philosophy of the Gentleman Driver.
"55", a number not chosen by chance.
Historically, it represents the maximum number of cars allowed to participate in a race.
Raidillon has therefore borrowed this emblematic number from the world of motor racing to create its exclusive watches in a limited series of 55 pieces.
Each watch is engraved with a unique serial number.
***** LES ECUADORS
Address : Galerie du Roi 1, 1000 Brussels
Phone : 02 514 35 59
High-end fashion jewelry and perfumes...
Store also at number 32, Galerie de la Reine.
Unexpected and daring scents. Bewitching fragrances ?
Contemporary art objects. Fashion accessories.
The mythical name would refer to a caravel that in the fifteenth century, traveled the oceans in search of ....? Treasures?
Something to impress the gallery too?
Address : Galerie du Roi 36, 1000 Brussels
Phone : 02 348 14 87
... but also city shoes inspired by the world of dance.
Repetto was the name of the mother of choreographer and dancer Roland Petit. (1924-2011). Her name was Rose Repetto. (1900-1982).
Roland Petit will be married to Zizi Jeanmaire (real name Renée Marcelle Jeanmaire, 1924-2020), revue leader (emblematic figure), singer, ballet dancer ... French.
The general public remembers her for her famous « Truc en plumes », which popularized her, moving the lines between classical dance and music hall.
Zizi Jeanmaire is no longer…
Address : Galerie du Roi 34, 1000 Bruxelles
Phone : 02 513 18 42
Monday to Saturday : 10H00 -18H30 , Sunday from 12H00
Initially, jackets and down jackets for men and women.
Famous urban and trendy brand from Marseille, created in 2010 by the Gourdikian family. (Two cousins, Mathieu and Nicolas).
Jott is also taking an eco-responsible turn: no more fur, duck down "animal welfare".
100% of the down jackets are produced in Asia.
The name Jott, shortened from "Just over the top", is a nod to the bickering between cousins: "Me, I'm on top, me, I'm over the top..." .
The scooter, the preferred means of transportation for designers.
What is yours?
Jott has expanded its collections for young and old.
But also for our 4-legged friends (let's not forget that they are accepted and welcomed as they should be in the Aris Grand Place and Alma Grand Place Hotels).
***** LES SAVONNERIES BRUXELLOISES
Address : Galerie du Roi, 4
Phone : : 02 426 46 40
Since October 2021, Pop-up store from a workshop that makes soaps in Brussels since 1926. Today, the store is no longer ephemeral. Recourse to the Brussels workforce.
Their soaps are made with natural ingredients, nothing is thrown away: zero waste and upcycling.
Handicraft made in Belgium.
A wall of recycled soap acts as a work of art on the left wall, while on the right, a raw wall contains a porcelain sink where clients are invited to wash their hands upon arrival.
"Toilet soap, shaving soap, make-up remover, solid deodorant and a whole range of solid shampoos...
Washing yourself with the planet in mind?
New King's patented provider in 2016.
Quality soaps. High quality soaps.
The Brussels Soapworks company has existed since 1926 and is located in the old industrial district of Brussels, close to Tours and Taxis.
store offers the possibility to cut and stamp your own soap.
Address : Galerie du Roi 14
Furniture and decoration store established since 1966.
Perfect design selection.
An Institution !
A new space dedicated to design has opened its doors on rue de Namur in Brussels.
Address : Rue de Namur 48, 1000 Brussels
Phone : 02 512 41 33
Open from 10H30 -18h30, closed on Sunday and Monday.
For the amateurs, it is the "little sister" store of LIGNE.
Both exhibition space and architectural design office.
Iconic furniture and great classics of the future are mixed and matched to perfection. Furniture, lighting, decorative objects...
***** ROSELINE D’OREYE
Address : Galerie du Roi 10, 1000 Bruxelles
Phone : 0478 47 64 41
Every day from 11H00-19H00
Her silk squares, scarves, bandanas, ponchos, tunics, clutches and masks...
The Belgian designer and illustrator Roseline d'Oreye has traveled the world and various universes, such as books and teaching.
Plastic artist with multiple facets.
The artist develops collections based on poems (notably by Rainer-Maria Rilke, - Austro-Hungarian writer, 1675-1926), tales & legends, themes that she reinterprets or her own Muses...
Poetry at the neck.
Roseline expresses in her silk squares both her talent as an illustrator and as a storyteller.
Why the square? Because it refers to stability.
We fold our squares in rectangle or triangle, we position them around the neck. And in summer, the square becomes a scarf, tied under the neck, for a bohemian chic look or...
And you, how will you appropriate her silk square?
Isn't it important to be in agreement with yourself?
Let us remain like Roseline d'Oreye, amazed by the diversity of life.
"A destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.
- Henry Miller (1891-1980, American novelist)
To summarize the "Meaning of her life", she simply says: "To create Beauty inside and out".
Doesn't creating mean revealing yourself?
Address : Galerie du Roi 16, 1000 Bruxelles
Phone: +32 (0)2 513 01 37
Tuesday to Saturday: 11H00-19H00, Monday: 12H00-19H00, Sunday: 12H00-1800
Concept store, multi-brand boutique, ready-to-wear and accessories.
Address : Galerie du Roi 21, 1000 Bruxelles
Phone : 02 513 08 54
Monday to Saturday : 10H00-18H00, Sunday : 11H00-13H00 /14H00-17H00
Camper is a Spanish shoe manufacturer.It is based on the island of Majorca (Spain) : he island of leather and beautiful shoes where the "walking society" is advocated.
Red logo in the shape of a bridge.
A brand with over 40 years of history.
Accessories and shoes for women, men and children.
Contemporary models, an atypical spirit, sometimes offbeat?
But still a casual side.
Camper means "peasant" in Majorcan.
On the island of Mallorca, in Son Fortesa, a former agricultural property, Camper has established its creative laboratory.
This brand collaborates with an armada of designers to design shoes, boutiques and hotels.
Camper's artistic director since 2014, Romain Kremer has bowed out after nearly 10 years of collaboration.
He has contributed enormously to the repositioning of the brand with a bold and progressive approach to design.
Address : Galerie du Roi 22
Phone: +32 471 96 16 89
Tuesday to Saturday : 11H00-19H00
Slow fashion brand of shoes with stories and creative workshops combining leather and modern technologies, with a timeless signature, elegant and offbeat at the same time.
Kinamania works only with skins of animals raised in agricultural environment: bovines, ovines and goats.
The founder of Kinamania is Kristina Zouein (Canadian-Lebanese origin and graduate in management and marketing from the American University of Beirut).
Also, designer/production manager/communication/business development.
A « Bold Woman »
Iconic models for the dynamic woman who seeks to assert her own style, with a masculine touch and an elegant working girl look.
Kinamania, the "shoe-world"?
Quelle.s boutique.s avez-vous « dé - valisée.s » parmi ces arcades historiques au centre de la capitale Belge, Bruxelles;
Isn't shopping chic king?