Shop review #7 – Veggieshop is located in the city center of Ostend, near the seaside, a 2 minute walk from the Casino Kursaal.
On their website, Veggieshop says it’s a specialist dealer in vegan-eco-organic clothes, shoes and cosmetics. You can also buy their products through their onlineshop.
The clothes available at veggieshop are mainly T-shirts and sweaters. I browsed through the T-shirts looking for one with a vegan message, but didn’t find one.
Shopping for vegan shoes is not so easy in Belgian shops. There are of course several online shops to buy vegan shoes, but since I find 8 out of 10 shoes not to be really comfortable after trying them out, I like to be able to fit shoes before buying them (and sending them back through postal mail is such a big hassle). So it’s nice to see vegan shoes on offer in Veggieshop in Ostend. But I was hoping to find a larger variety and selection of vegan shoes. I asked whether I could order my size of a certain type/brand through the shop, and then decide to buy it after it was delivered in the shop (and after I had been able to fit it), but unfortunately that was not possible.
I bought these two products: a shampoo (9,9€) and body lotion (15€) from Verdesativa, both with the vegan logo from the Vegan Society. I hadn’t seen this brand before, so I wanted to try these out. Both nice, although a tad expensive I think (being rather small volumes).
Veggieshop is open every afternoon, except on Tuesday. Although it is advisable to check in advance whether they are open (see their website or call). I wanted to visit Veggieshop twice before, and it was unexpectedly closed on those occasions.
See our list with shops, which may interest vegans