In the city of Antwerp in Belgium will you find an exceptional glove shop, Ganterie Boon. Established in 1884 it is the last of its kind in the city and is now a family business that has been running for three generations. Entering Ganterie Boon is like stepping back in time, this Art Deco shop still contains the original glove boxes, countertops and wooden till, cabinets and chairs; it's a place where shopping is still an experience.
A traditional shopfront - Image Ganterie Boon
But it's not just the vintage decor that remains the same. For almost 120 years they have been making artisan gloves by hand in small workshops across Europe using the finest leather that is smooth and tanned to perfection. Their moto is "quality over quantity' and no two pairs of gloves are the same.
'The glove needs to fit like a glove'
Stocking 8000 pair of gloves, this ganterie (glove shop) is sure to have a pair to suit any customer. Their highly trained staff can estimate the size you need and choose you a pair from one of their 500 drawers and boxes. For the glove enthusiast, this shop is pure heaven with gloves in a vast array of colours to suit any occasion. From driving gloves, winter warmers and ceremonial gloves they have your hands covered.
Ensuring the perfect fit - Image by Ganterie Boon
Just like their predecessors, Ganterie Boon make gloves to last by replacing the linings and mending seams. Gloves to treasure and keep.