the independant artist shop

I could say it took, ages of practice and collecting, years of living abroad, far away from big cities, months of searching, and so on ... but maybe that's not all true.  Galerie Frits is actually all that I am: an illustrator, an explorer, a vintage lover, a bit of chaos,  a card maker, a francophile, an animallover, and a people person, who needs his coffee in the morning. Combine all that, and you'll end up with Galerie Frits, a quirky little artist- and vintageshop in the historical centre of Antwerp in Belgium. Not your average shop, since here, you only buy locally designed artprints, and an ever changing selection of vintage items. When we say 'shop local', this is it. Cards, prints and gifts are printed in the EU, several of them on recycled paper and are all designed in Antwerp by nobody else than myself. The vintage and French goodies provide a colorful and sustainable alternative to mainstream decoration and homeware products usually made in cheaper countries, far away. There is no need to stop shopping, but it might be time to start shopping with a conscience.
                                                                                                                                                                    Welcome, Gert

there is no need to stop shopping

but it might be time to start shopping with a conscience



We offer a growing collection of greeting cards and postcards, next to several gifts decorated with the Fabrique Bakelite illustrations printed on. These gifts are only available at Galerie Frits. Whether you pick a bird mug, a set of viking coasters, some magnets or a notebook ... you will have an original gift, designed by a local illustrator in Antwerp!



To decorate your walls we have a collection of prints. All of them, from the smallest A4 print to the biggest one, are cut to measure. That means, you can just put them in a standard size frame in seconds. They are made by local artist Gert for Fabrique Bakelite, and printed in the EU on sturdy paper. The collection expands regurlarly and recently even some original framed drawings were added and a giant poster.



A vintage collection that takes you right back to your parents' or grandparents' house. We select our items very carefully and combine 1960's and 1970's colors with art deco, and French countryside vintage. Not only will you help saving the planet by recycling, you will have a home that does not look like the one next doors.

© 2019 - Gert Paenen

Sint-Pieterstraat 5

2000 Antwerp


+32 456 11 38 24

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