Collection: Passport Days: Belgium Lace and Chocolate

February 26: Visit Belgium and celebrate two of Belgiums well-known products, lace and chocolate!

  • All apparel with lace will be 15% off 
  • Anyone coming into the shop for a passport stamp can enjoy a yummy chocolate truffle from our favorite local chocolate shop, Cherri's Chocol'art.
  • Use Promo Code: BELGIANLACE to save 15% on any item with lace online or in the shop!

Some lace history: In the fifteenth century Charles the Fifth decreed that lace making was to be taught in the schools and convents of the Belgian provinces. During this period of renaissance and enlightenment, the making of lace was firmly based within the domain of fashion. To be precise, it was designed to replace embroidery in a manner that could with ease transform dresses to follow different styles of fashion. Unlike embroidery, lace could be unsewn from one material to be replaced on another. Since these earlier times, many styles and techniques of lacemaking have been developed, almost all of them in the Belgian provinces, which thus deserve to be named the cradle of lace.

Some chocolate history: Belgium's association with chocolate goes back as far as 1635, when the country was under Spanish occupation. By the mid-18th century, chocolate had become extremely popular in upper and middle class circles, particularly in the form of hot chocolate. By the 1900s, chocolate was increasingly affordable for the Belgian working class.