SN3 – A HISTORICAL LOCATION FOR ANTWERP’S MOST PRESTIGIOUS FASHION STORE
It's becoming one of the best kept secrets in Antwerp…. SN3 is located in one of the remaining historical cinema buildings in Antwerp. The store opened its doors in 1986 on the prestigious Frankrijklei, not far from the Opera House. Before the fashion store opened, the building housed the Odeon cinema, known as the cinema for the elite, showing mostly French movies.
The Odeon was designed by architect Francois Dens and opened in 1912. In 1927 it was re-named Studio 48, after its street address. It had a seating capacity of 600. It was renamed Cine VOG in the 1940’s. Taken over by Georges Heylen in 1952 it was remodelled to the plans of architect Rie Haan and renamed Odeon Cinema again.
In the eighties Odeon changed their movie selection and started to show more soft-erotic movies such as Bilitis, Emmanuelle, Gwendoline, etc. With movie titles such as Happy Hooker, Caligula and Erotic dreams of Cleopatra, it soon lost its reputation as a cinema for the elite.
It closed on 28th September 1985.
By March 1986, the building had been converted into the SN3 clothing store, using both the front and a rear entrance at Kipdorpvest 37, as is the case today.
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SN3 has been recognised as the Antwerp fashion icon for luxury brands for more than forty years.
SN3, which was established by the Goldstein family, visionary fashion lovers before the concept even existed, has been the fashion boutique of choice in Antwerp since 1986. The 1,000 m2 boutique offers a selection of exclusive designer brands in ready to wear and luxury accessories. Visitors can take their time browsing collections and accessories from, amongst many others, Gucci, Dior, YSL, Balenciaga, Chloé, Balmain, Helmut Lang, Versace, Moncler, Stella McCartney, Christian Louboutin, Faith Connection, Kenzo, Tom Ford, Olivier Teyskens, Zimmermann.
Olivier, the son of the family, recently followed in his parents footsteps. Joined by his wife, Sandra, they have adopted the same vision that has made this temple of fashion such a resounding success.
Following on from this success, they continually strive to source new, exclusive brands that fit in with the range already on offer at SN3. In their search they always remain true to what their customers really appreciate: a combination of both established and newly emerging, extremely stylish brands that showcase their customers' elegance and femininity even more.
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They have a unique feel for fashion, which they like to use to their customers’ advantage. More than ever, Olivier and Sandra have adopted an open mind focusing on innovation and a fresh approach to new target groups and generations.
Starting with the H/W 18-19 season, the boutique will have a completely new appeal in which young talent, up and coming and established Belgian values will be given pride of place and designers' niche brands will also make an entry.
They include brands such as Aalto, Alanui, Ambush, Jacquemus, Off-White, Ottolinger, Undercover, Jeremy Scott, Schrimps, Sue Undercover and Yirga.
Internet shopping is now also part of the exclusive shopping experience on offer at SN3. Each season more than 550 pieces will be available via the internet. SN3 online, the ultimate shopping site for die hard fashionistas!