Essentiel opens huge women’s shop in Antwerp

Belgians fashion brand Essentiel Antwerp expands big time! The women’s shop in the Schuttershofstraat is being replaced by a brand new location a little further in the Huidevettersstraat.

Text and all pictures credits reserved by Anja Van Der Borght

The new flagship store of the Antwerp fashion brand is located in the centrally located Huidevettersstraat, near the Meir and Lange Gasthuisstraat. On a surface of no less than 350m², divided over a ground floor and underground floor, you can admire a broad and colorful range of women. The 20-meter-long windows of the shop promises to be a spectacular scene for every fashionista. “We completely rebuild this corner (where used to be Standaard Boekhandel)”, Esfan Eghtessadi, co-founder and ceo of Essentiel Antwerp explains us. “The basement was just being a basement before but we completely reameniged it to create a second floor for the shop.”

About Essentiel Antwerp
What started in 1999 as a basic t-shirt collection, grew into a colorful Ready-to-Wear collection for men and women in a few years. Founders Inge Onsea and Esfan Eghtessadi managed to launch an international fashion brand from their home base in Antwerp, which is now being sold in more than 40 countries worldwide.

Today Essentiel Antwerp stands for refreshing and luxurious fashion, recognizable by its graphic or floral prints and trendy color combinations. It is a striking collection that is unique and portable at the same time.


Amongst the eyecatcher definitely the colourful collection but also the pink changing cabins downstairs.

The store opening was celebrated by some 300 special guests in the building next door. Thanks to Essentiel for again a great party with drinks and bites, music by Hits and tits and polaroids by Ouni!

Esfan Eghtessadi, co-founder and ceo of Essentiel

With Inge Onsea, co-founder of Essentiel Antwerp.  


Balloon ceiling.

Meanwhile, Essentiel Antwerp already has 22 stores in Belgium. For more information about the exact locations of the branches, please visit the website.

ESSENTIEL ANTWERP, Huidevettersstraat 57-59, 2000 Antwerp,

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