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Trendy boutiques and authentic stores: in Leuven you can find them all at walking distance. Traffic-free squares and small alleys lead the shoppers along streets with coffee bars, cafés, terraces and tempting restaurants.

Belgian Designers

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In the Mechelsestraat which is tucked away from the main streets you will find Profiel, which focuses on selling the work of Belgian designers such as Dries van Noten, as well as individual boutiques selling linens, gifts and speciality cheeses.

Retail Therapy

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For delightful shops stroll along the Bondgenotenlaan. Nearby you'll find a wide selection of tasteful boutiques selling the latest designer gear although Leuven has its fair share of quirky little shops, too. Check out Hexagoon, a shop full of drawers, nooks and crannies, all filled with sequins, beads, buttons, ribbons and more.

Markets Galore

Flee market ©Toerisme Leuven

Leuven 's general market takes place every Friday morning in the area around the Monseigneur Ladeuzeplein and every Saturday and there is an all day antique market in the area around Mathieu de Layensplein and the Mechelsestraat.

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