This old working-class district, formerly known as the ‘Parish of Misery’ has developed into the trendy, creative fashion district of the city in the last decennium. The ModeNatie with the ModeMuseum (MoMu), the Modeacademie and the Flanders Fashion Institute (FFI) have built a solid international reputation. In the Nationalestraat, Lombardenvest and Steenhouwersvest exclusive design boutiques offer unique collections of famous Antwerp and international designers. Fashionable and alternative youth can hardly be dragged away from the trendy Kammenstraat. The Kloosterstraat is a must for antique and brocante lovers! Also an authentic Italian cappuccino, a Belgian waffle, a quick lunch or a sumptuous dinner is never far away.