Hunters and Collectors

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I'll be making my way over to Antwerp and perhaps along the way, I might stop in Brussels to make a very quick detour to Hunting and Collecting.  Aude Gribomont, a fashion editor and Niels Radtke, event producer came together to open this 300 square meter space over two floors back in the beginning of March.  It's a little depressing that new retail space injections that I'm excited about in recent months have both been in Belgium – RA in Antwerp and now Hunting and Collecting in Brussels – but hey ho, you can only hope that someone has some big plans up their sleeves for London…

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From the physical store images, I gather they favour a fairly clean background, have a magazine/books area as well as a thing for Mary Ping's Slow and Steady Wins the Race… and most importantly, they have a flower-adorned swing in their store, which also features in their lookbook images that they have shot for S/S 10 featuring their label selection.  The more relevant bit though is they've just launched online store today which puts those images to good use.  In general, I tend to favour e-stores/e-shops that shoots their own look book images as it makes things look a bit 'neater' and for some reason, in my head, feels more 'legit', like I'm buying from a REAL e-store as opposed to one that might swindle my money away, laughing all the way to their offshore bank account…

I think Hunting and Collecting are in the process of adding items still to the store but thus far, I'm liking the fact that they have got a bevy of Spanish young labels such as Martin Lamothe… I particularly love the flagstaff print blazer on the left…

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… and Gemma Degara whose pastel accessories like the floral bum bag from S/S 10 is particularly lovely…

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… and I'm please to find El Delgado Buil has got another online stockist… if I wasn't so shit scared of buying tight tight leather trousers, I'd definitely go for these ones that have leather bows above the zips…

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Danish designers are represented by a good selection of Stine Goya

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Browsing through to menswear, it's clear that obviously Hunting and Collecting doesn't really have a leaning towards any specific country of origin in design but definitely a certain kind of fresh and quirky aesthetic that isn't overly complex… from left to right, top to bottom… Cosmic Wonder Light Source, Anntian, Patrik Ervell, Perks and Mini (P.A.M.)

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And finally, I notch a Style Bubble first… blogging about contemporary childrenswear… as opposed to memories of velvet peter pan collar frocks, I give you cute cute kids in Danish label Popupshop.  Hunting and Collecting stock a lot of this stuff and it's the one instance where they have left the clothes on the bevy of presumably Danish kids, who all wear these sustainable and organic basics very well indeed.  Let's not get started on how inferior I feel looking at them in their grey jersey bombers, slightly harem-shaped leggings and leopard print tights… 

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20 Replies to “Hunters and Collectors”

  1. Wow there is just so much to digest in this ! Nuts..but such great stuff! The bum bag – both the name and bag itself – have totally won my heart, as have the printed pants by Stine Goya…gorgeous! Sounds like a store I could spend hours in…And stylish Danish kiddies’ll put anyone to shame. They’ve got the gene…it’s just not fair haha the girl with the leapord tights and mocks kills me!

  2. I was there not that long ago and absolutely loved the shop! The selection of Stine Goya was incredible and the entire place is extremely well “curated”.

  3. I wish those leopard leggings came in my size 🙂
    What’s that fear of tight leather trousers all about? Never would imagine you not wearing something? It doesn’t have anything to do with Ross’ leather pants scene in Friends, no?

  4. Kim: I’m not scared of wearing them…but I wouldn’t want to buy them online without trying them on! There are SOME things that need to be tried on alas…

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