Coccodrillo

Space

Founded in 1983 by Geert Bruloot and Eddy Michiels, Coccodrillo has always looked forward, embracing creativity and singular voices. Martin Margiela was one of the first designers championed by the boutique, emphasizing its visionary eye and risk-taking approach.

The founders have enjoyed privileged relationships with key luxury brands since then, such as Prada, Balenciaga, Saint Laurent, Chloé, Dries Van Noten, Raf Simons, Church's or Lanvin. The 2017 move to Arenbergstraat, a quiet and residential street in Antwerp's Theaterbuurt, is highly symbolic, reframing quality and outstanding service within contemporary settings.

Story

Designed by renowned architect Glenn Sestig, the Coccodrillo store occupies two floors and 250 square meters. Blending brutalist volumes with elegant fixtures, the space successfully combines rough and refined, organic and sleek, creating striking contrasts.

Concrete ceiling and floors, as well as transparent walls and metal display units, underline the sharp and masculine feel of its interior, softened by gentle tones and curved furniture made out of soft fabrics and wood. The imposing facade features a soft shade of nude, which complements key tones of sand and gray inside. All elements, fixtures and furniture, were designed exclusively for Coccodrillo and the space is entirely transformable, allowing different moods and arrangements to take place. A dramatic staircase unites the two floors, which mix menswear and womenswear lines.

Addressing the needs of a new clientèle -not concerned with materialism, but keen on great experiences- Coccodrillo places craft and knowledge at the core of its raison d'être. A repair atelier allows customers to get their beloved shoes reshaped, while private workshops organized by selected brands insist on the educational and sharing aspects of true luxury.

Women's designers



  • Saint Laurent
  • Prada
  • Prada Linea Rossa
  • Miu Miu
  • WeberHodelFeder
  • Dries Van Noten
  • A.F.Vandevorst
  • Church’s
  • Chloé
  • Raf Simons
  • Balenciaga
  • Gianvito Rossi
  • Comme des Garçons/Play
  • Simone Rocha
  • Sofie D’Hoore
  • Tabitha Simmons
  • Olivier Theyskens

Men's designers



  • Lathbridge
  • Prada Linea Rossa
  • Maison Martin Margiela
  • Prada
  • Comme des Garçons/Play
  • Raf Simons
  • Sophie D’Hoore
  • Lanvin
  • Balenciaga
  • Dries Van Noten
  • Gianvito Rossi
  • Church’s
  • Max Verre
  • Brioni
  • Walter Van Beirendonck
  • WeberHodelFeder
  • Carvil
  • Officine Creative

Contact



Coccodrillo
Arenbergstraat 2
2000 Antwerp
Belgium



Open: Monday to Saturday
10AM - 6PM
Closed: Sunday