Ganterie Boon Glove Maker | Antwerp Belgium | The Aficionados
Original cabinetry of the shop | Ganterie Boon Glove Maker | Antwerp Belgium | The Aficionados
Three generations and 120 years later, the shop still feels the same – offering an atmospheric back-in-time experience for anyone who enters

Brand Intro

The last of its kind, Ganterie Boon is a traditional glove shop in Antwerp, with around 10,000 pairs in stock to find the perfect mitt fit.

Products

Ganterie Boon Glove Maker | Antwerp Belgium | The Aficionados

Gloves galore, this shop is dedicated to a profusion of stylish hand warmers. Whether you’re looking for a classic souvenir, want to treat yourself or perhaps simply have cold hands, Ganterie Boon is the place to come. What you are guaranteed to encounter is a time-worn art deco emporium, full of traditional charm, where quality is paramount.

The first step in finding the perfect pair of crafted gloves is to look at the hand, from here, the resident shop experts Sofie Possemiers and her team will estimate the correct glove size, which can be adjusted to make a bespoke glove that uniquely fits to your hand. Made from baby soft lambskin leather, the gloves benefit from luxe liners made from silk or cashmere and come in a wide range of colours from petrol blue, gold to Bordeaux red. For a smart occasion, you can choose a pair of gloves embellished with satin, lace or tulle

Ganterie Boon Glove Maker | Antwerp Belgium | The Aficionados

Story

Sadly a dying breed, Ganterie Boon is the last remaining glove shop in Antwerp. We imagine that their high quality of glove offerings likely saw off any remaining competition.  Plus, its deep roots in the community, established far back in 1884 means that it has become something of an Antwerp stalwart for locals and visitors alike.

Started by two entrepreneurial Italians, the shop then passed to Arthur Boon in 1920, and the glove-making business became family-run. Keeping its art deco interior alongside its traditional features mean that today, three generations and 120 years later, the shop still feels the same – offering an atmospheric back-in-time experience for anyone who enters. As for the gloves, Ganterie still work with small glove workshops in Italy, France and Hungary who they have a close relationship with to choose the quality of the leather to ensure it is smoothly tanned, followed by overseeing the cut of the gloves.

Stand Out

Ganterie Boon Glove Maker | Antwerp Belgium | The Aficionados

With their attention to detail, traditional methods, high-quality materials and precise measurements, Ganterie Boon could have coined the term ‘fits like a glove.’

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