Xandres is a brand inspired by women. Women who live in the moment, need to be lots of things at once. The women who inspire Xandres can do this while always remaining themselves. Xandres is rooted in a highly respected tradition of fashion, driven by quality and created for the life women are leading today. Xandres collections offer diverse, innovative designs in women’s clothing and accessories with great respect for quality and luxury.
Xandres is an attempt to capture the beauty and elegance of understated colour, luxury fabric and craftsmanship. It offers sophisticated simplicity: dressy, smart casual fashion, refined but with an edge to it. Xandres is available in more than 150 selected multi-brand boutiques and Xandres pilot stores in Belgium. The collections are also available at the Xandres webshop.
Find out more about the history of the Xandres brand, featuring family traditions, cultural revolution, the Antwerp Six and a continuing fascination and respect for the complex and intriguing women looking for graceful, stylish fashion for all occasions.
The earliest foundations of Xandres can be traced as far back as 1927, when a company called Andries & Co was founded in the Belgian town of Destelbergen. The company’s founders, the Andries family, were mainly focused on work-related apparel. It wasn’t until 1968, when the next generation -Jan and Lieve Andries- took over, that the brand Andres was born and the focus shifted to boutique clothing. The initial idea was to become the reference brand for stylish trousers. In those days, people’s fashion options were limited to either the (highly expensive) couture houses or the high street brands. 1968 was a revolutionary year for Western culture, for fashion and especially for women. Andres wanted to bolster the confidence of modern women by offering them fashionable and wearable clothing and by putting a price tag on quality that was more affordable than traditional couture. Xandres worked together with three of the Antwerp Six.
In 1997, following an international expansion, the Andres clothing brand was transformed into the ‘Xandres’ fashion brand. In 1998, the men’s collections were dropped. From then on, Xandres was all about inspiring women, building on its early tradition of real quality for real women. A year later, Isabelle Santens cut the ceremonial ribbon opening the first Xandres pilot stores in Belgium and the Netherlands. The core of the brand has remained the same since: elegant women’s fashion with a timeless quality that remains in touch with current trends.