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.
there is no need to stop shopping
but it might be time to start shopping with a conscience